Taproots // Co-Creator and Performer


Taproots is a work in progress in research and development, a collaboration between tap dancer Hannah Ballard and bass guitarist Jim Parris. The idea of ‘Taproots’ is inspired by the seminal 1980’s collaboration between Gregory Hines and Stanley Clarke.  Starting with the work of these masters ‘Taproots’ develops a vibrant conversation of live music and dance.

Music Credits:
  • If This Bass Could Only Talk – Stanley Clarke
  • Basically Taps – Stanley Clarke
  • Blue Monk – Thelonius Monk