Chicago · April 6-8, 2018

"Cutting, jamming, breaking, and shouting mean getting up against and competing through artful imitation, going beyond the last performer in his or her own terms. We tend to think of shouting in the standard English sense of referring to noisemaking, but it means a … way of moving the whole congregation, whether through vocal or movement vocabulary. ...Through moving together while playing apart, the entire universe is animated for the moment … This is the center of the aesthetic of cool." - Roger Abrahams