PERSIST: Tap Dance Made by Women

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Tap Dance Made by Women


This year’s cohort of Artists in Resonance choreographers are intergenerational, racially and culturally diverse, and come from a variety of artistic backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common – they are all women. In an art form where women have played second fiddle to men time and again for decades (and in light of a recent surge in women’s movements of all kinds) PERSIST celebrates the unique, varied, artistic voices of six female choreographers including world premiere works by Kristi Burris, Megan Davis, and Patti Vickerman alongside returning audience favorites including Star Dixon’s critically acclaimed Ultralight Beam. From driving, pulsating rhythms to delicate, hopeful gestures, PERSIST promises to be another stunning example of Chicago tap dance excellence.

“People used to say that tap dance had died, or would die, with the demise of the Hollywood musical. Clearly it hasn’t.”

– Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune
(3.5 STARS for TAKE FIVE, 2016 Artists in Resonance performance)

AO is the place to see the future of tap dance.
Six choreographers, more than a dozen performers and always something unexpected….all with a single ticket.

Adult – $25 in advance/$30 at the door
Student/Senior/Artist – $15 or pay what you can at the door

May 26 & 27 @ 8pm

Presented at:

Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago


Choreography by:
Kristi Burris
Megan Davis
Jenna Deidel
Starinah Dixon
Kendra Jorstad
Patti Vickerman

Plus, Join us Friday night after the show for a special panel discussion on women in tap led by Executive Director of Chicago Dance History Project,, Jenai Cutcher.

Price: $25 in advance ($30 at the door) - $15 Student/Senior/Artist | Click here to buy a ticket

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