Jun 27 - Jun 28

M.A.D.D. Rhythms

At outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage: Jun 27 - Jun 28

Event Dates
Thursday, Jun 27

6:00 PM Buy Tickets

Friday, Jun 28

6:00 PM Buy Tickets


M.A.D.D. Rhythms
June 27-28, 2024

From Chicago, IL | Pillow Debut
Performance Times:
Thu 6pm | Fri 6pm

Based in Chicago, M.A.D.D. (Making A Difference Dancing) Rhythms is a multi-generational tap dance collective with one passion: to spread the love and joy of tap worldwide. Featuring dancers with wide-ranging backgrounds from all over Chicago, the company’s versatility and sense of play is a potent draw for all ages. Pillow audiences will see the full-length work A M.A.D.D. Mixtape, created by Donnetta Jackson, which combines the rhythmic connection of Tap and Footwork into an inspiring onstage party, featuring a live DJ spinning some of hip hop and R&B’s most treasured musical gems.

M.A.D.D. Rhythms has performed widely across Chicago and neighboring cities, as well as at conferences, festivals, and community events. Through live shows as well as their Tap Academy—which has educated hundreds of students—the company is committed to bringing tap history and culture front-and-center for youth in underserved communities and unexpected places. In their words: access to tap dance “gives a child a greater chance at a positive life… Therefore, we will spread the joy, love, discipline, and expression of tap to as many children as we humanly can!”

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