The Auditorium Theatre proudly presents Deeply Rooted Dance Theater for one night only

The Auditorium Theatre proudly presents Deeply Rooted Dance Theater for one night only

The Auditorium Theatre (Chicago’s landmark stage at 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive) proudly presents Deeply Rooted Dance Theater—a Chicago-based African-American contemporary dance company—in a one-night-only performance Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the theatre’s Chicago Dance series. Tickets are $25–69 and are available at

The program features the world premiere of Q After Dark,a joyous celebration of the music of Chicago’s legendary Quincy Jones. The Deeply Rooted dancers perform choreography by the company’s Artistic Team—Artistic Director Nicole Clarke-Springer, Associate Artistic Director Gary Abbott, Rehearsal Director Joshua L. Ishmon, and Creative/Executive Director Kevin Iega Jeff—with live music by a super-ensemble of musicians led by Sam Thousand. Other works on the program will be announced.

Premiering in 1996, 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. For information, visit

The Auditorium Theatre, is an Illinois not-for-profit organization committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community, and educational programming to all of Chicago and beyond as The Theatre for the People. The organization also is committed to the continued restoration and preservation of this National Historic Landmark that originally opened in 1889.

This Auditorium Theatre’s 2022-23 performance season features a dynamic mix of acclaimed global dance companies (Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Step Afrika!, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, American Ballet Theatre, and the much anticipated annual engagement by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) while closer to home, beloved Chicago dance companies also take the stage (besides Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, also Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, South Chicago Dance Theatre, and an evening with Trinity Irish Dance Company, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, and special guest, New York-based Dorrance Dance.

For more information on Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s upcoming performance and a complete listing of events at the Auditorium Theatre, visit