Deeply Rooted presents “A Deeply Rooted Evening for Chicago’s Healing: GOSHEN (preview)” August 25 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street. With concept and music by Grammy Award-winning producer, composer, and gospel artist Donald Lawrence, GOSHEN features Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson performing the number one hit single “Deliver Me,” lead singers from The Tri-City Singers, and Zeke Locke & The NuExperience.
GOSHEN, the Story of the Exodus, is a celebratory collaboration of gospel music, dramatic narrative, and dance-theater rooted in African-American traditions. The work explores historic biblical themes of power, oppression, and deliverance in a joyous contemporary setting, reflecting the soul’s journey through human experience, introspection, and hope. Deeply Rooted Co-Founder and Creative/Executive Director Kevin Iega Jeff directs and choreographs; additional choreographers are Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director Gary Abbott, Artistic Director Nicole-Clarke Springer, Artistic Team member Joshua Ishmon, and guest choreographer Tshediso Kabulu.