The closing weekend features renowned tap artist Jumaane Taylor's return to the MCA and thedebut of Jazz Hoofing Quartet, which expands on the intertwined history of tap and jazz.
August 31, 7:30pm and September 1, 2pm:
Renowned tap artist Jumaane Taylor's return to the MCA and the debut of Jazz Hoofing Quartet, which expands on the intertwined history of tap and jazz with an ensemble comprised of acclaimed Chicago musicians Marlene Rosenberg (bass), Justin Dillard (piano), and Makaya McCraven (drums). Closing out the festival, Daniel 'Bravemonk' Haywood presents Breakin' On The Line: Tradition/Innovation, a dynamic, large-scale dance work in collaboration with Kelsa 'K-Soul' Robinson that employs a movement vocabulary spanning from breaking and hip-hop to house and social dance. Rooted in the African American vernacular, Haywood connects contemporary hip-hop to the Afro-diasporic lineage of American dance, bringing his background in street dance to the concert stage for the first time.