Chicago Human Rhythm Project Will Honor Dance Legend Tommy Tune

News   Chicago Human Rhythm Project Will Honor Dance Legend Tommy Tune
 
Tommy Tune, a nine-time Tony Award-winning actor-director-choreographer, will receive the Chicago Human Rhythm Project's JUBA! Award for Extraordinary Lifetime Achievement.

The award will be presented at the 5th Anniversary Jubilee, held July 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, where Tune will perform his one-man show, Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, accompanied by his music director, Michael Biagi.

An actor, director and choreographer, Tune has performed in Seesaw and choreographed A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, My One and Only, Grand Hotel and The Will Rogers Follies. His directing credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, Nine and Grand Hotel. He starred in the 1969 film adaptation of "Hello, Dolly!"  and currently stars in Lady, Be Good at New York City Center.

Read Playbill.com's Cue & A with Tune here.

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project's upcoming season also includes the Stomping Grounds and Chicago Rhythm Fest, held April 14-May 13, which "spotlights Chicago's exceptional and diverse percussive dance community while celebrating African, Irish, Mexican, Spanish and American cultural traditions."

CHRP's annual Winter Tap JAMboree, held Feb. 13–15, will feature master classes taught by guests Cartier Williams and Nicholas Young, along with CHRP founder/director Lane Alexander and Bril Barrett, Martin Bronson, Zada Cheeks, Matt Crowle, Starinah Dixon, Nico Rubio and Monty Rezell. Also during the weekend will be Tap Scholar Auditions, awarding up to $10,000 to dancers aged 12 to 18 toward tuition for CHRP's 25th Anniversary Rhythm World summer festival of American tap, and auditions for Nicholas Young's Institute For The Rhythmic Arts (IFTRA).

The 25th annual Rhythm World summer festival of tap and percussive dance will take place July 6–Aug. 2 at CHRP's American Rhythm Center, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Jazz Showcase.

For more information about Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th anniversary season, visit chicagotap.org.

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