Hoofin’ it

“Hoofin’ It: The Untold Story of the Founders of Tap”
Presented by Chicago Dancemakers Forum Project
Sunday, Oct. 3 at 5 p.m.
Harold Washington Cultural Center, 4701 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

“Hoofin’ It: The Untold Story of the Founders of Tap” is a trans-media experience encompassing dance pieces interspersed with historical footage and interview clips. Each piece will tell a specific story. Improvisation is a keystone of any jazz-vernacular art form and will be a centerpiece of the presentation. Live instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers will work together as musicians. The libretto will be an academically rigorous collection drawn from the research process. Barrett will weave together these art forms and disciplines into one cohesive narrative: the story of the original founders of tap.