Deeply Rooted performs across Chicago this summer

Deeply Rooted performs across Chicago this summer

The artistry and technique of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is on stages across the Chicago area throughout the summer.

Deeply Rooted’s Dance Education program takes the stage when its Summer Dance Intensive culminates in performances July 14 and 15. Participants at Youth and Pre-Professional/Professional levels, as well as those in the Mature H.O.T. Women summer program, experience a rigorous curriculum fostering learning and personal growth and learn a range of company repertory. 

Summer Dance Intensive Showcase performances take place Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., Chicago. Tickets are $25, $20 for groups of 10+, $15 for individuals 12 and younger, available here.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s professional company returns to the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks with its summer performance series Deeply at Dusk. This season’s program, Funk in Futurism, celebrates the liberation of the artistic voice born and strengthened by the power of the collective. Set to the music of Parliament-Funkadelic, Prince, and more, Deeply Rooted collaborates again with renowned trumpeter Sam Thousand and his super ensemble of musicians for a night of funk and Afro-futuristic joy.

Deeply Rooted’s Deeply at Dusk series, part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks, takes place Wednesday, July 19 at Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th St.; Thursday, July 27 at Galewood Park, 5729 W. Bloomingdale Ave.; and Tuesday, August 8 at South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr.
All performances are free and begin at 7:30 p.m. For information, click here.

The Ravinia Festival welcomes Deeply Rooted’s professional company on September 7. Deeply Rooted performs as part of the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project: Metamorphosis. Tickets available here.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater reimagines and diversifies the aesthetics of contemporary dance by uniting modern, classical, American, and African-American traditions in dance and storytelling. Through its uncompromising pursuit of excellence, Deeply Rooted demonstrates the transformative power of art and beauty through performance, dance education, and cultural enrichment in Chicago and on the world stage. Deeply Rooted is rooted in traditions of American and African-American dance, storytelling, and universal themes that spark a visceral experience and ignite an emotional response in diverse audiences worldwide. Deeply Rooted collaborates with nationally renowned choreographers, across the spectrum of modern, ballet, and African dance, to reflect contemporary voices.

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