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04Nov
A Day in the Life of Genius! Honoring Michelle Dorrance & Nicholas Young
11:30 AM - 11:59 PM MCA Theater
Date: November 04, 2016 to November 04, 2016
Where: MCA Theater, 220 E Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
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Event Type: Business
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A Day in the Life of Genius: ETM (Electronic Tap Music) Double Down Join us as Chicago Human Rhythm Project honors the genius of Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young and their extraoridnary contribution to the American art of tap and contemporary rhythmic expression. The presentation of Dorrance Dance is a part of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the MacArthur Fellowship or "Genius" grant and in collaboration with the MCA, Chicago and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Choose from a variety of experiences on November 4th with Michelle, Nicholas and the Company in a series of events at the elegant Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. You can attend one or all of the following events: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM     Light Lunch, brief conversation with Michelle and Nicholas and preview in the theater. 7:30  PM                     Chicago Premiere of Dorrance Dance in ETM: Double Down 9:30 PM                      Champagne and Dessert reception with the artists Proceeds from this event will support CHRP's summer TAP SCHOLAR program (which has provided hundreds of life altering scholarships to deserving, talented teens enabling them to study tap and percussive arts with world class artists) as well as year-round, free, rhythm based arts education programs in Chicago Public Schools that serve more than 10,000 children every year. Michelle Dorrance and Nicholas Young in Dorrance Dance's ETM: Double Down Three musicians, one B-girl (Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie), and eight ace tap dancers of Dorrance Dance deliver an absorbing performance that twitches with invention on an electronic tap floor. Choreographer Michelle Dorrance's let-it-all-hang-out style and locomotive foot speed have a contemporary physicality like nothing known before in tap and the polymath of sound from the electronic tap floor, created by collaborator Nicholas Young, transforms the whole stage into one instrument of immediate pleasure. ET
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