Thursday, June 28, 2018

Deeply Rooted “Looking to the Youth” Final Performances July 20 and 21, Logan Center

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) conducts its 20th annual Summer Intensive, themed “Looking to the Youth,” for 80+ national and international students from ages seven to 70 June 25–July 21 at its home studio, 17 N. State Street in downtown Chicago, along with offerings at the Bartlett Center, 5841 S. Maryland Ave. on the University of Chicago campus, and Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th Street, Chicago, in partnership with the Chicago Park District. The Intensive culminates in performances July 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reva and David Logan Center, 915 E. 60th Street in Hyde Park.
With the City of Chicago designating 2018 as the Year of Creative Youth, DRDT is emphasizing the expansion of the Intensives Youth program and the deepening of the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Youth Ensemble (DRDT-YE). In addition to the Intensives July 20 and 21 final performances at the Logan Center, the DRDT-YE performs as part of Night Out in the Parks, a program of the Chicago Park District, July 26 and 27 at Hamilton Park, 513 W. 72nd Street, and August 1 at Palmer Park, 201 E. 111th Street.

“I am extremely excited to formally announce the addition of Deeply Rooted Dance Theaters Youth Ensemble into our educational programming,” said DRDT Dance Education Director Nicole Clarke-Springer. “These beautiful young artists are seedlings that I hope will grow into Deeply Rooteds next generation. Their voices and experiences are important and a needed asset in our global conversation.” 
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Summer Intensive and
Emerging Choreographers Showcase performances
take place
Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Reva and David Logan Center for the Performing Arts,
915 E. 60th Street, Chicago. Tickets are $25–50.
Tickets to the July 20 performance are available at
Tickets to the July 21 performance are available at
Chicago Park District performances are free.
For information about the 2018 Summer Intensive programs, visit

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