In celebration of 20 years, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater invites YOU, dancers from its thirty-seven year artistic continuum—including, JUBILATION! Dance Company (1981-1993),  Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theater (1994-1995) and Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (1996- Present)— to join the company in performance in Chicago and New York.

The company will premiere, INDUMBA, a performance of stirring resilience and reconciliation, by South African choreographer, Fana Tshabalala, and will perform company classics such as, Church of Nations, Desire and more!

Join us as we reflect upon our rich legacy of artistic excellence and community building. We hope to engage as many continuum alumni as possible.


The Artistic Team

Yes, I would like to…

(Select all that apply)



      • Perform

        Perform in the culminating anniversary performances

        Dancers must meet performance- ready technical and artistic standards.

        (Rehearsals November 26th-December 6th; Performances December 7-10th, 2017)
        (Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts)
        (Rehearsals and Performances March/April 2018)
      • Speak

        Participate in a group documentary interview that will take place at designated locations in Chicago and New York.

        Participants must be willing to sign a release form.

        (Sunday, December 3, 2017)
        (March/April 2018 TBD)
      • Become An Ambassador

        Bring a group of 4 or more to the performance.

        Ambassadors will be acknowledged in the performance program and website, and will also be invited to a pre-performance toast with the Artistic Team.

        (December 8-10th, 2017 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts)
        (March/April 2018 TBD)
  • Complete the following form and DRDT Staff Member will be in touch with you to solidify your involvement in the 20th Anniversary Celebration: