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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Updates from Chicago Rhythm Project!

CHRP Presents:
Winter Tap JAMboree!
February 15-17, 2008
@ the Beverly Arts Center

CHRP's annual Winter Tap JAMboree! once again sets up shop
in Beverly for one spectacular weekend of tap! This year
*Master classes taught by tap masters from Barcelona, LA
and Chicago
*8th annual Tap OFF! choreography competition
*Leo Harris Rhythm World Scholarship Audition
*4th annual Winter Tap JAMboree! Concert
CHRP artistic associate Tre Dumas is directing the event
and has assembled an amazing team of tap masters to teach
the 3-day workshop. Instructors include Tre, Lane
Alexander, Guillem Alonso (see article below), Lisa
LaTouche, Gregg Russell and Jumaane Taylor.

All registration forms can be downloaded from our website.
For tickets to the February 17 performance, call the
Beverly Arts Center box office at 773-445-3838.
Don’t miss an opportunity to study tap with CHRP this
winter! Check out the several classes offered around town!

The Tap Studio
CHRP and Lane Alexander continue to run the Tap Studio at
2933 N. Southport, every Monday and Tuesday night. Click
here for all the details.

Tappy Feet for Kids
CHRP has partnered with Emerald City Theatre to create
"Tappy Feet," a tap class for 5-8 year olds.

Visit ECT's website for class description and to sign up:

2008 Artist In Residence Guillem Alonso
CHRP is thrilled to announce our 2008 Artist In Residence,
Catalan native Guillem Alonso. Not only is Mr. Alonso a
renowned solo Spanish tap artist, but he is also the
founder of Barcelona Rhythm Tap, Tap Ole, and a member of
Camut Band, a tap and percussion company.

As a youth, Guillem received various grants from the
Catalan goverment to study tap in New York under the
tutelage of tap masters Brenda Bufalino, Barbara Duffy and
Savion Glover, just to name a few. Since returning to
Spain, he has dedicated himself to the promotion of tap in
his home country and abroad.

Guillem will be present at nearly all of our 2008 events
beginning with the Feb. 15-17 Winter Tap JAMboree! He'll
be a featured faculty member of our annual Rhythm World
festival, and his group Tap Ole will bring an international
spin to our otherwise Chicago-based Windy City Rhythms
concerts in May.
CHRP and China
CHRP concluded it's most successful season ever by bringing
50 U.S. tap artists and seven jazz musicians to stage the
largest-ever presentation of American tap in China.

The performances, which closed the 5th Anniversary Beijing
International Dance Festival, were a tremendous success.
The festival organizers have invited CHRP to build a new
production in China with a cast of 40 professional dancers
to tour 10 Chinese cities during a four-to-six-month

Please help us in congratulating all of the amazing people
that performed in and managed this historic event. Their
exceptional work is a huge step in creating an five-year
cultural exchange between Chicago and China.

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