Deeply 25: Beyond Dance…The Celebration Begins | Athenaeum Theatre | Dance, Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

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When: Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 17 2020

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration with a benefit performance from the Athenaeum Theatre, featuring excerpts from works developed over the company's history as a home for uniting modern, classical, American, and African American traditions in dance and storytelling. Live attendance is limited, but the performances will also be available in a ticketed livestream. The announced lineup includes “My Country Tis of Thee,” choreographed by Kevin Iega Jeff with music by Mahalia Jackson, an excerpt from I Am Deeply Rooted (2010); Rain, an excerpt from a work in progress choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer, with music by Peter Gabriel; When Men (2016), choreographed by Joshua L. Ishmon with narration by Charlie Chaplin and music by Paolo Nutini; Surrender (1997), choreographed by Jeff with music by Terence Trent D’Arby and Hans Zimmer; and Heaven (2004), choreographed by Jeff and Gary Abbott with music by Janice Pendarvis, Anthony Moten, and Raymond Jones reimagined by Sam Trump. There are also extras for those who purchase at the higher levels, including post-performance discussions and preferred seating for the company's spring 2021 show.

Price: $25-$150 virtual attendance; $250-$1,000 limited in-person attendance.

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