“[Deeply Rooted is] the city’s answer to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, yet with a profile very much its own… spiritual fervor, physical prowess, and sheer, unalloyed joy in movement.”

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


“Greeted by the audience with an affectionate exuberance that swelled to roars of laughter and approval … performed with Deeply Rooted’s signature attention to detail, lithe technical skill, and dramatic nuance.”

Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times


“I simply could not take my eyes off ‘Indumba.’…it’s the best of them we’ve ever seen, packed with raw corporeality…”

Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune


  “…the company has not just withstood, but it has flourished during two decades of the country’s political, social and economic roller-coasters.”

Joanna Furnans, Windy City Times


“Deeply Rooted Dance Theater performed a program that was a balm for the soul. The company, which celebrates twenty years this season, danced powerful repertory pieces on themes of love, endurance, courage, spirituality and the strength of African-American communities. …Need to see the best in humanity this weekend? See this show.”

  Sharon Hoyer, Newcity