Photo: Courtesy of Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT
7/29–8/3 Rhythm World 23. This annual tap festival includes performances of the newest tap and percussive dance, including Tap Showcase (at 8), which brings together master practitioners and improvisers, and Emerging Voices (at 7:30), which showcases the “discoveries” from the festival’s workshop component. $10–$32. Jazz Showcase, 806 S Plymouth, and Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E Chicago. Details: chicagotap.org.
THE CHICAGO MOVING COMPANY
7/25–26 Dances for 9.99. The focus of this festival is “developing and underproduced” artists—that is, choreographers who rarely get to show their artistry onstage. Each performance features five to six different groups, and the audience votes on who gets the encore. Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, 3035 N Hoyne. chicagomovingcompany.org.
MUNTU DANCE THEATRE OF CHICAGO
7/10 and 24 at 11 Summer Dance Jamboree. The rhythms of this African dance troupe are so uplifting, it’ll be difficult not to join in. The early afternoon showtime makes it accessible for kids. $10 adults, $7 children. U. of C. International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E 59th. muntu.com.
RE|DANCE COMPANY Critic’s Pick
7/26–27 at 6:30, 7/28 at 2 A ¼” Below the Surface of Earth. Duo Lucy Riner and Michael Estanich use wind chimes to explore the motions of the body. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington. cityofchicago.org.
THODOS DANCE CHICAGO
7/19–20 at 7:30, 7/21 at 5 New Dances 2013. This annual event has catapulted the careers of Jacqueline Stewart and Jessica Miller-Tomlinson and choreographer Wade Schaff. $10–$35. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn. thodosdancechicago.org.