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Urban Bush Women

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Program: SCAT!… The Complex Lives of Al & Dot, Dot & Al Zollar
ADF Commission | Live Music
Tickets: $35–$54, on sale April 23

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Set in a fictional jazz club, SCAT!… The Complex Lives of Al & Dot, Dot & Al Zollar is a dance-driven musical that tells the love story of two people making their way during the Great Migration. It is a powerful tale of one family and what happens when dreams encounter the realities of American life in the ‘40s and ‘50s. The work features an original jazz score performed by a live band. Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, who created, choreographed, and directed SCAT!… The Complex Lives of Al & Dot, Dot & Al Zollar, says, “It is my story. It is my family’s story. It is a personal and collective story of a family and a people, moving from the Jim Crow South during the Great Migration.”

After the July 17 performance, Dr. James Frazier will present the 2024 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement to Jawole Willa Jo Zollar.

Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 18 at 7:30 pm

Photo credit: Rick McCullough

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This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.