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Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Reaffirmed/Reimagined
Dec 13
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Festivals, Fairs & Special Events, Theatre & Performing Arts

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Reaffirmed/Reimagined

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) offers classic revivals, company repertoire and a preview of a collaboration with gospel artist Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers. Reaffirmed/Reimagined takes place December 13–15 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus.

“Reaffirmed/Reimagined” features revivals of two classic DRDT works. Essence – A Portrait of Four Women (1972) by Haitian-American choreographer Martial Roumain, shows the lives of four women of color. Kevin Iega Jeff’s Dedication (1982) depicts an ancestral elder passing the legacy of life onto children of the new world, set to music by Quincy Jones, Clause Ogerman and Patti Austin.

On December 14 and 15, a preview of Gesem, East of the Nile brings together DRDT and acclaimed gospel artist Donald Lawrence and his Tri-City Singers. This theatrical experience melds elements of choral, hip-hop, trap-jazz and inspirational music with inspirational dance theater. Said Jeff, “Collaborating with Donald Lawrence is exciting! His generous spirit is infectious, and his musical genius is legendary. We look forward to working with Donald to create Gesem, an inspired evening of dance, music, and song.”


General Admission: $45

Premium Ticket: $150

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A $150 ticket for any performance provides additional support to Deeply Rooted and, on Friday, December 13 only, includes a post-performance VIP reception

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Performance Schedule: 

Friday, December 13 | 7:00 PM Deeply Rooted Repertoire & Harvest Group Celebration

Saturday, December 14 | 7:30 PM Deeply Rooted Repertoire & Gesem, East of the Nile Preview

Sunday, December 15 | 6:30 PM Deeply Rooted Repertoire & Gesem, East of the Nile Preview

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