Tap, Lindy Hop, Charleston, Swing, Hip Hop, Stepping, Footworkingand thats just a short list of the powerful dances that hail from the United States. Whats more, many of these dance forms have done double-duty as social dances, in dance halls and clubs, and on the stage. Why has our culture been such an engine for new movement? How is innovation in dance related to our American responses to historical events and social attitudes? There is no better tour guide through this particular slice of American history than Lane Alexander, Chicago Human Rhythm Project founder and artistic director. He, along with the performing ensembles FootworKINGz, BAM!, and others, bring this living, grooving history to the CHF stage.
Read CHF staffer Julia Mayer's blog post on this program.
This program is generously underwritten by Gilda and Henry Buchbinder.