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November 2019

November 20, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lineage: The Black Dance Legacy Project

Experience the richly varied world of black dance in an evening featuring eight of Chicago's homegrown dance companies. Ayodele Drum and Dance, Chicago Multicultural Dance Center, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Forward Momentum, Joel Hall Dancers & Center, Muntu Dance Theatre, Najwa Dance Corps, and Red Clay Dance perform a program of exhilarating repertoire works to launch the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project, which celebrates the global impact of Chicago's black dance heritage. The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project is a…

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL United States
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December 2019

December 1, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Apple Store | Deeply Rooted Dance Theater & Donald Lawrence

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater will perform an excerpt from a new and exciting work with the working title of Gesem: East of the Nile. This work is an innovative collaboration between Deeply Rooted and acclaimed gospel artist Donald Lawrence. The work addresses contemporary matters of race and equity while exploring historic themes of fear, power, wealth, and oppression depicted in ancient biblical narrative. Choreographers include DRDT Artistic Team members and South African choreographer Tshediso Kubulu.

Apple, 401 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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December 3, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Up Close and Personal Performances | Carver Elementary School

Outreach Performances strengthen Chicago communities by sharing world-class arts experiences and building new audiences. The performances bring Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s critically acclaimed repertory to diverse Chicago area neighborhoods. Performances may feature the professional company, Emerging Artists Ensemble, and Youth Ensemble. Following each performance, a facilitator will guide a dialogue to more deeply engage audiences in the artistry and themes of the company. Performances are free for all ages.

carver, 901 E. 133rd Pl.
Chicago, IL 60827 United States
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December 4, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Up Close and Personal Performances | Austin Town Hall Park

Outreach Performances strengthen Chicago communities by sharing world-class arts experiences and building new audiences. The performances bring Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s critically acclaimed repertory to diverse Chicago area neighborhoods. Performances may feature the professional company, Emerging Artists Ensemble, and Youth Ensemble. Following each performance, a facilitator will guide a dialogue to more deeply engage audiences in the artistry and themes of the company. Performances are free for all ages.

Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60644 United States
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December 7, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2020 Summer Dance Intensive Audition Tour | Chicago

Audition Flyer The Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) offers technical training and artistic development within the discipline of dance. Participants are exposed to a rigorous curriculum fostering learning and personal growth, along with opportunities to experience the company’s repertoire through workshops and performances. The curriculum includes classes based in Horton, Graham, Ballet, African-Pyragramic, Body Conditioning, Contemporary Movement. The curriculum also features The Continuum, a three-step process of self-awareness and growth. Register for a SDI audition tour date near you! Deeply Rooted…

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, 17 N State Street 19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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December 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Reaffirmed/Reimagined | Youth & Senior

DOWNLOAD FLYER Special performances for youth and senior audiences Wednesday, December 11 at 10 a.m. and noon features excerpts from this season’s repertoire. Reaffirmed/Reimagined features revivals of two classic DRDT works: DRDT Co-Founder and Creative Director of Deeply Rooted Productions Kevin Iega Jeff’s Dedication (1982), a story of an ancestral elder that passes the legacy of life onto children of the new world, and Essence – A Portrait of Four Women (1972), that tells the story of four women of color and how…

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (Performance Hall), 915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL United States
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December 13, 2019 | 7:30 PM - December 15, 2019 | 6:00 PM

Reaffirmed/Reimagined featuring GESEM

DOWNLOAD FLYER Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) offers classic revivals, company repertoire, and a preview of a collaboration with Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Donald Lawrence for its fall season, “Reaffirmed/Reimagined.” Performances take place December 13–15 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago. Reaffirmed/Reimagined features revivals of two classic DRDT works: DRDT Co-Founder and Creative Director of Deeply Rooted Productions Kevin Iega Jeff’s Dedication (1982), a story of an ancestral elder that…

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (Performance Hall), 915 E 60th St
Chicago, IL United States
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January 2020

January 17 - January 18

Summer Dance Intensive Audition Tour | PHILADELPHIA, PA

The Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) offers technical training and artistic development within the discipline of dance. Participants are exposed to a rigorous curriculum fostering learning and personal growth, along with opportunities to experience the company’s repertoire through workshops and performances. The curriculum includes classes based in Horton, Graham, Ballet, African-Pyragramic, Body Conditioning, Contemporary Movement. The curriculum also features The Continuum, a three-step process of self-awareness and growth. The SDI program runs from Monday, June 22–Sunday, July 18, 2020, providing six…

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January 17 | 7:30 PM

TORCHBEARERS | Philadelphia, PA

TORCHBEARERS Friday, January 17, 2020 Carrying the legacies of Black dance pioneers forward, these companies continue to forge ahead meeting high artistic standards through an array of dance forms and techniques while providing audiences with exceptional dance performances. A celebration of various styles, national dance companies will perform choreography that can be shared with audiences of all ages. Featuring performances by: Ballethnic Dance Company (Atlanta, GA) - https://ballethnic.org/ B.MOORE DANCE (Dallas, TX) - http://www.bmooredance.org/ Collage Dance Collective (Memphis, TN) - http://collagedance.org/about-us/ Dallas Black…

Merriam Theater, 250 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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January 24 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Summer Dance Intensive Audition Tour | DEKALB, IL

The Summer Dance Intensive (SDI) offers technical training and artistic development within the discipline of dance. Participants are exposed to a rigorous curriculum fostering learning and personal growth, along with opportunities to experience the company’s repertoire through workshops and performances. The curriculum includes classes based in Horton, Graham, Ballet, African-Pyragramic, Body Conditioning, Contemporary Movement. The curriculum also features The Continuum, a three-step process of self-awareness and growth. The SDI program runs from Monday, June 22–Sunday, July 18, 2020, providing six…

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