“For astute dance audiences, however, CTT is revered for its signature “tap operas,” story-driven shows which use the dancers’ feet like a soprano uses her voice — Italian or French lyrics replaced by shuffles and flaps.” -Lauren Warnecke “Yonally’s engaging choreography runs through every possible dance combination from numerous solos through duets… Read more »
“That’s something I love about CTT: They certainly aren’t the only group committed to live music, but rather than relegate the musicians to a pit beneath the stage, the band is central, equally as important as the dancers.” “A three-part Hanukkah section includes Rich Ashworth’s beautiful quartet for four of the company’s women called “Candlelight,”… Read more »
“All the glam and pizzazz we expect from CTT.”
– Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune
“The concept was to resurrect the idea of a jazz dance club, and to prove that all music is tap music. Well, mission accomplished.”
-Bill Esler, Buzz Center Stage
“If you weren’t quite ready to shift gears into Christmas glee, “Tidings of Tap,” CTT’s annual holiday bash, made sure no one escaped without a smile, a hallmark of the tap company’s esprit.”
-Lynn Colburn Shapiro, See Chicago Dance
“Changes,”- originally performed by CTT in 2011 is revamped and restored to bring a sci-fi fantasy of tap dance while honoring the music of David Bowie.
Liaison is a collaboration between CTT, France’s Compaignie Tappage, and Tap Olé of Spain involving a diverse collaboration of culture and tap dance from around the world.
CTT’s 2016 season started with a bang at their new venue for “Tidings of Tap,” The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts.