Synesthete (1)


June 8, 9, & 10 at 8 PM

June 11 at 3 PM

The Den Theatre

Tap dance lies at the intersection of dance and music; tap dancers are both dancers and musicians simultaneously. What you see is what you hear, what you hear is what you see. Instead of just dancing to music, tap requires that you also become the music – opening the door to deeper expression, connection, and exploration.

Directed by Sterling Harris, Synesthete explores the inherently cross-sensory nature of tap dance. A synesthete is a person whose sensory perceptions are intertwined. What would usually stimulate one sense instead stimulates multiple. Imagine being able to see music, feel the sensation of a touch when you hear a specific note, or even taste words. Positioning tap dance as the inducer, or trigger experience, Synesthete will invite audiences into a world that is a blend of music, dance, motion, emotion, sensation, and perception.

We will also be offering two-day intensives in Overland Park, KS; Minneapolis, MN and Lacrosse, WI-2

Ctt Summer Intensives

June 19-21

July 10-12

Located at Visceral Dance Center

Three days of Technique, Choreography, History and Games, taught by Artistic Director Mark Yonally, Artistic Associate Sterling Harris, and Rehearsal Director Molly Smith.

The Intermediate Level (10am-2pm each day) is intended for students with 2-5 years of tap dance training. The Advanced Level (1pm - 5pm each day) is intended for students with 5+ years of tap dance training.

Students will experience life as a professional dancer in Chicago Tap Theatre. They will learn the same technique used by the Company, develop their musicality and deepen their knowledge of tap history. They will also learn a piece of CTT choreography! Each day, students will participate in technique classes with their level. Students from both levels will combine for lunch/lectures on relevant topics. The intensive will conclude with a showing for parents on the final day. There is an early-bird discount available so register early!

Not able to attend either of the Chicago intensives? We are also offering an intensive in Overland Park, KS (June 14-15) + an intensive in La Crosse, WI (August 12-14) + an intensive in Minneapolis, MN (August 15-18). Email us at info@chicagotaptheatre.com for more information.



Chicago Tap Theatre at 20: Tempo, Rhythm & Time

Virtual screening of CTT's 20th Anniversary Show

Chicago Tap Theatre celebrates 20 years of critically acclaimed dance with a selection of favorites and exciting new premieres. As always, the dancers of CTT are joined by some of the finest musicians from Chicago. Audiences will be surprised and delighted by the joy Chicago Tap Theatre brings to the stage. CTT is joined by special guest dancers from Hope College.

This show was performed in Chicago at the Den Theatre on Feb 18, 2023.