8th
Annual Line Breaks Festival
Wednesday, April 16 - Friday, April 25, 2014
Overture Center for the Arts, Promenade Hall

Curated by Chris Walker

Welcome to the 8th annual Line Breaks Festival.   Produced by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives’ (OMAI), Line Breaks Festival brings the top new aesthetics in contemporary performance art to the UW-Madison campus and the surrounding community.  It has evolved into a space for the investigation of contemporary American culture through the lens of hip-hop performance.

Line Breaks comprised of a weekly performance/ lecture/ discussion series, where invited professional artists engaged with the local campus community.   This was sponsored by OMAI and tied to the Spring 06/07 Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s Arts Institute Residency.  The project culminated in a final performance of student work called “Just Bust” – an event, which has evolved into our monthly open mic, now running for 7 years.  Line Breaks has since evolved into a week long festival that cultivates performance art by building relationships among and between industry –leading artist professionals and aspiring student artists.   In our commitment to create access to the work, all activities tied to this, the largest hip hop-centered performance festival in the Midwest are free and open to the public.