Date & Time
Friday, December 13, 2019
Logan Center, Performance Hall
General Admission: $45 Premium Ticket: $150
“Reaffirmed/Reimagined” features revivals of two classic Deeply Rooted Dance Theater 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.
Also on the program are three works from the company repertoire. DRDT Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director Gary Abbott’s Parallel Lives (2017) is a contemporary narrative inspired by poor, working women who have shared life-changing events, both beautiful and tragic, with original music by Evangelos Spanos based on Vivaldi’s “La Folia.” Nicole Clarke-Springer’s Forces (2018) explores spiritual influences on daily consciousness, with music by Marcelo Zarvos. When Men (2016), by company and Artistic Team member Joshua L. Ishmon, considers the idea of abandoning stigmas to strengthen from within, with music by Ananda Giri and Paolo Nutini and text by Charlie Chaplin.
On December 14 and 15, Gesem, East of the Nile, a preview of a full-length work, brings together DRDT and Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter/gospel artist Donald Lawrence. This theatrical experience combines inspirational music with inspirational dance theater and features a choral ensemble and the DRDT dancers.
General Admission: $45
Premium Ticket: $150
$150 ticket for any performance provides additional support to Deeply Rooted and, on Friday, December 13 only, includes a post-performance VIP reception
Special $10 ticketed performances for youth and senior audiences Wednesday, December 11 at 10 a.m. and noon featuring excerpts from this season’s repertoire.