Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) spotlights Chicago’s exceptional and diverse percussive dance community. This multi-performance event is a celebration of the rhythmic arts that connects diverse communities through rhythm.

The 2018 series begins on April 2 and will feature the following Chicago companies:

Additional information about the 2018 STOMPING GROUNDS series is forthcoming.

FREE Community Events Across the City

STOMPING GROUNDS is a two-month series of free events called “performalogues,” presented in distinct communities throughout Chicago, showcasing many of the city’s most accomplished percussive dance companies. Each performalogue features a host company, a guest company and featured artists, along with a Q&A with the artists, food trucks, and more.

STOMPING GROUNDS community events are free and open to the public. 


STOMPING GROUNDS is made possible with major support from the Chicago Free For All Fund at The Chicago Community Trust and Engaging Dance Audiences (a program managed by Dance USA and funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation) with additional funding from The Saints and National Endowment for the Arts. Chicago Human Rhythm Project is supported by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, BMO Harris, The Arlen and Elaine Cohen Rubin Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, The Jeanette & Jerome Cohen Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Phil and Marsha Dowd, National Endowment for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Broadway in Chicago, Illinois Arts Council Agency, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, L&L Hardwood Flooring, Peoples Gas, The Service Club of Chicago, and generous individual donors.