Skip to Content


No results


No results


No results

Search Results


No results
Search events using: keywords, sponsors, locations or event type
When / Where
All occurrences of this event have passed.
This listing is displayed for historical purposes.

Presented By: University Musical Society (UMS)

LaTasha Barnes’ The Jazz Continuum

(Presented by UMS)

The Jazz Continuum The Jazz Continuum
The Jazz Continuum
LaTasha Barnes, who appeared in Ann Arbor as part of Caleb Teicher’s SW!NG OUT in April 2021, presents The Jazz Continuum, a new production centering the prolific artistry of Jazz music and dance as a cornerstone of Black American culture and community.

Supported by a live music ensemble, including a DJ/Turntablist, the all-star powerhouse cast of Explorers brings mind-bending musicality, spectacular athleticism, and boundless joy to each offering. This interdisciplinary and intergenerational experience investigates the energetic relationships and throughlines from Jazz and Lindy Hop to vibrant contemporary styles such as House, Hip-Hop, and more that developed from them. Each offering is also curated to amplify the cultural contributions of the local geographic area to the continuum.

The Jazz Continuum celebrates music and dances from across the diaspora, conjuring the spirits of Black dance elders and transporting audiences from Harlem and Cuba to New Orleans and Brazil in its ever-evolving celebration of being, dance, and music.
The Jazz Continuum The Jazz Continuum
The Jazz Continuum


  • Starting at $30 (+ fees) Student tickets go on sale Mon Aug 28.

Back to Main Content