Go onstage with Chicago Tap Theatre
Predicting what Chicago Tap Theatre will do next is a fool’s errand, as evidenced by its recent evening-length Changes: A Science Fiction Tap Dance Opera— Avatar in tap shoes, set to David Bowie songs—and its ongoing .
Whelp, CTT artistic director Mark Yonally is at it again. For the company’s next mixed-bill, TAP!(ish) at the Alexander Graham Bell School,” says Yonally, one of the most genuinely positive, energy-filled people who’s ever falapped our way. “Access to dance for people who never get to experience kinesthetic joy is my biggest goal right now,” he adds, dropping a mention of Rudolf Laban’s movement choirs off along the way.on June 25, one work will include anyone who signs up to join the cast, experienced or not. “It’s related to a project I’ve been doing this past school year, teaching tap dance to deaf children at the
Regular tickets to TAP!(ish) are $30. Being a part of the community piece is $35, which includes the former, two rehearsals and a shirt to prove you did it. Game? E-mail Yonally ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org—the first rehearsal is at the on June 12, from 5–6:30pm, with the second at the same time and location on June 19. Also on the TAP!(ish) bill are a new collab between Yonally and Jessica Deahr to music by ; another with local flamenca Rosetta Magdalen; the revival of a tap classic, Brenda Bufalino’s Flying Turtles; and LAB (pictured above), made with jazz-dance choreographer Eddy Ocampo.