Stone Soup Rhythms
Stone Soup Rhythms is the resident ensemble of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project and is a collective of independent artists. The name refers to a European fable in which a wayfaring stranger brings a struggling community together to create a feast amidst famine. Chicago Human Rhythm Project is the oldest and largest presenter of American tap and contemporary rhythmic expression in the United States. CHRP presents percussive arts in concert, education and economic development programs through collaboration. Its signature programs include: Stomping Grounds (city-wide percussive arts festival); Rhythm World (America’s oldest tap dance festival); We ALL Got Rhythm (free, arts-education programs); the American Rhythm Center (shared dance-arts space/incubator, business development center); and, Stone Soup Rhythms (resident artistic collective).
“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