“…mysterious and lilting work exploring individual curiosity and intermittent ensemble cohesion, elegant, though mischievous…”

Sid Smith, SeeChicagoDance.com

  “[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

“Contemporary, African-based dance troupe delivers an elegant, provocative series of works by Kevin Iega Jeff and Gary Abbott. The intimate nature of their choreography has a powerful impact.”

Lucia Mauro, Chicago Tribune

“This dance event went well beyond how well choreographer Kevin Iega Jeff makes dance, or how technically competent the company is. This was an ecstatic rite…remarkable.”

Sally R. Sommer, The Village Voice

  “.., Abbott’s enormously inventive presentation…was stunning”

Glen Giffin, Denver Post

  “…a questing adventurous style that is clever and delightful…(the dancers) interpretations of Jeff’s choreographic genius was nothing short of phenomenal”

Earl Calloway, Chicago Defender

  “… most impressive choreography came from Gary Abbott…A beautiful blend of music, dance, and scenic work transported the audience…”

Eva Lopez, Attitude: The Dancers’ Magazine