20th Anniversary


For over 20 years the name Deeply Rooted Dance Theater has been synonymous with world-class dance. Please join us as we celebrate two decades of artistic excellence by joining the 20th Anniversary Host Committee.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Chicago Dance Project, “Jagged Ledges”

Originally commissioned by Dance Africa Chicago, The King Arts Complex, and the National Performance Network, the creation of Jagged Ledges joined Deeply Rooted Dance Theater in collaboration with poet Stacey Ann Chin. Together they created Jagged Ledges, a work probing the plight of people living with HIV/AIDS. Deeply Rooted will revive Jagged Ledges this year during the company’s 20th Anniversary Season Kick-Off at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

“The revival will be an updated treatment of Jagged Ledges, reflecting how communities in
Chicago navigate similar challenges today” says Artistic Director Kevin Iega Jeff. Check out the making of the Jagged Ledges as seen on WTTW, The Chicago Dance Project in 2009.