Beats, Rhymes and Tap Shoes

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Dance impresario Maurice Chestnut returns to Little Island for a second season, this time with his brilliant tribute to the seminal rap group A Tribe Called Quest. Beats, Rhymes and Tap Shoes features a corps of exquisite dancers accompanied by a live band. They’ll take us on an innovative journey through the artistic history of this groundbreaking hip-hop group, while also touching on social and political messages in Tribe’s music that resonate strongly to this day. 

Beats Rhymes and Tap Shoes is a dance offering created by Maurice Chestnut in 2014 . The New Jersey Based artist created this piece to celebrate the music and jazz roots of 90’s hip hop.
Beats Rhymes has been featured at the Apollo Theater and presented by NJPAC. This show was meant for the ancestors and black dance/music heroes.

MAURICE CHESTNUT - As one of taps’ brightest young stars, Maurice Chestnut was featured on ​The Sally Jesse Raphael Show in the​ “My Kid’s A Star” segment. He was a gold medalist in the NAACP Act-So competition and was crowned “Top Dog Performer” at The Apollo Theater. Other credits include Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk,​​ Improvography, Bare Soundz tours, ​Classical Savion, Tappin’ Into Monk, Invitation To The Dancer, ABC-TV’s Dancing With The Stars,  Off-Broadway Shades of Harlem, The Wiz, Bubbling Brown Sugar,Can I Hit That, and ​ "Happy Feet 2".

*This show contains explicit language.

*This event is a part of Our Second Annual Music and Dance Festival.

This show contains explicit language. 


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The Amph at Little Island Pier55 at Hudson River Park Greenway
New York, NY 10014
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