20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
Chicago Tap Theatre at 20: Tempo, Rhythm, and Time
February 18 at 7 PM
February 19 at 2 PM
Gala Event: February 19 at 4 PM
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 will be joined by some of the finest musicians from Chicago playing everything from David Bowie to Queen to Charlie Parker. Audiences will be surprised and delighted by the joy Chicago Tap Theatre brings to the stage.
Join us after the performance on Feb 19 for a celebratory Gala event that will raise money to support CTT's mission and programming. Guests will sip upscale cocktails, snack on elevated hors d'oeuvres, bid in an exclusive silent auction and mingle with the dancers of Chicago Tap Theatre. Funds raised will help CTT continue to represent tap dance and Chicago at the highest level, provide access to world-class tap education and shows, and ensure the viability of tap dance as an occupation by providing training and performance opportunities. If you can not attend but want to make a donation and help ensure that CTT's next twenty years are as transformative as its first, please do so here!
June 8, 9, & 10 at 8 PM
June 11 at 3 PM
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.
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.
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