Stone Soup Rhythms
Stone Soup Rhythms (SSR), the resident ensemble of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, is a collective of emerging and established tap dance artists who bend time and space to make new work. The name Stone Soup Rhythms refers to a European fable in which a wayfaring stranger brings a small village together to create a communal feast by enticing each member to add a unique ingredient. Led for the last three years by CHRP’s Artist in Residence Dani Borak, the company has a large and eclectic repertoire including works by Borak, MacArthur Genius Michelle Dorrance, Emmy Award winner Ted Louis Levy, CHRP Founder and Director Lane Alexander, sand master Guillem Alonso, Step Afrika! Artistic Director Jakari JcKo Sherman and others. SSR connects the ancient and sacred roots of percussive dance to the urban vibe of personal expression and innovation to create a feast of sound and movement.
“The unison rhythms of the historic work combines crisp footwork, claps, and body percussion in a fun, fast-paced tap dance primer that forms the basis for everything that follows.” -Lynn Colburn Shapiro, SeeChicagoDance.com
“Daniel Borak’s “Alien/RYTME/Fusion” for Stone Soup Rhythms is a truly innovative fusion of tap and modern dance, combining full-body gesture, swinging arms, falls to the floor, body pulsing and the sound of heels scraping the stage. A big dance for five men and three women, this piece fills the Harris stage with fantastic body moves, folding torsos and a literally tapped-out mood of urban anxiety, expressed in virtuoso tap dance rhythms.” -Lynn Colburn Shapiro, SeeChicagoDance.com