Performing at The Dance Center for the first time in ten years this past Thursday through Saturday, the Chicago Human Rhythm Project stirs the traditional tap dance pot with “Stone Soup Rhythms,” curated by Swiss-born artist-in-residence Daniel Borak. The collection of tap dance works takes its title from a well-known folk tale in which villagers each contribute one ingredient to the communal soup pot, creating together a rich and tasty meal.
As CDF Lab Artist Lane Alexander settles into his new role of “General” Director, Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) welcomed Artist In Residence Dani Borak for his official debut September 21–23 at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, launching “Stone Soup Rhythms”—a new project-based, flexible collaboration model featuring artists from Chicago and around the world that will evolve throughout Borak’s three-year residency. His performance, choreography and direction all received positive reviews.
Introducing new Artist-in-Residence, Daniel Borak
The second piece, Dani Mix, and the third, The Entertainer, were the first of many pieces choreographed and performed by CHRP’s new Artist in Residence, Daniel Borak. His three-year residence is a coup. Borak has it all—excellent performer, imaginative choreographer, stage presence and handsome looks. He blends transparently with the ensemble and is magnetic in his solo turns.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), presents the 27th annual RHYTHM WORLD summer festival of American tap and percussive dance, featuring three generations of hoofers, including tap giants Savion Glover and Maurice Hines. Rhythm World takes place July 17-23 at the American Rhythm Center, Studebaker Theater, Jazz Showcase and, new this year, the Polk Bros Performance Lawns at Navy Pier. Rhythm World will feature a wide-ranging array of tap luminaries, including alumni from its 20+-year old Tap Scholar program as a part of a five-year cycle, Root and Branch, as well as the first-ever STOMP Intensive led by STOMP cast members Ali Bradley and Jeremy Price.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has announced that world-renowned performer, choreographer and teacher Daniel "Dani" Borak is its Artist In Residence (A.I.R.). Borak's three-year residency will be longer and more expansive in scope than previous CHRP artist residencies, with his responsibilities encompassing not only performing, teaching and choreographing but also artistic planning for multiple programs, beginning this spring.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), a presenter of tap dance and percussive arts, has recently announced that Daniel “Dani” Borak is its Artist in Residence, a position that the performer, choreographer and teacher will hold for the next three years. Borak’s responsibilities will include not only performing, teaching and choreographing but also artistic planning for multiple programs.
We are thrilled to announce that world-renowned performer, choreographer and teacher Daniel “Dani” Borak is our first three-year Artist In Residence (A.I.R.). Dani will contribute his time and talents to multiple aspects of CHRP and its programs, beginning this spring. You can see and learn more about Dani below.