bringing together modern, classical, and African/African-American traditions in dance since 1996
Rooted in African-American traditions of storytelling and universal themes in contemporary modern dance, Chicago's Deeply Rooted Dance Theater performs world class dance that entertains, inspires, and builds community.
a community dedicated to supporting human relationships
a community of artists committed to individual and collective actualization
a community dedicated to nurturing artists
a community dedicated to sharing common values
"This Chicago-based company moves in a way that goes way beyond sheer artistry . . . they clearly are propelled by matters both social and spiritual. So when they dance they bring added intensity and meaning to the work."
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times,
nurturing individual brilliance and authentic voices
"Greeted by the audience with an affectionate exuberance that swelled to roars of laughter and approval with the closing number, 'Heaven.' ['Ferrotype'] was performed with Deeply Rooted's signature attention to detail, lithe technical skill and dramatic nuance."
- Jennifer Dunning,The New York Times
re-imagining and diversifying the aesthetics of contemporary dance
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Dance Education Programs provide training for dancers of all levels. Programs such as Mature.Hot.Women, Pre-Professional and Summer Intensive foster artistic growth through a curriculum that develops technical skill and performance readiness.