Deeply Rooted Dance Theater's Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)which takes place in a hybrid format combining in-person and virtual instruction this yearwill culminate with in-person performances of new works Friday and Saturday, July 16-17, at 7 p.m. at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. (The performances were originally scheduled to be at the Sheraton.)
Since June 21, SDI participants in the Youth division and at the pre-professional/ professional level have been taking classes based in Horton, Graham, ballet and contemporary movement. Those in the Mature H.O.T. Women program are participating virtually.
An important part of SDI is The Continuum, guided conversations on self-awareness and personal growth informed by each participant's creativity and artistic process.
Joining Deeply Rooted Artistic Team members Gary Abbott, Nicole Clarke-Springer, Joshua L. Ishmon, and Kevin Iega Jeff and Dance Education Director Tracey Franklin are several guest instructors, including Karen Brown, former principal ballerina with Dance Theatre of Harlem; Paige Fraser, cast member of The Lion King National Tour; Dereque Whiturs, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and more.
Tickets for in-person general admission and virtual viewing are $25; groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets for $22.50. Visit deeplyrooteddancetheater.org/performances/2021sdi.
All programming is subject to change.