An Inspired Past. A Jubilant Future.

Event Type
Event Description


Deeply Rooted Dance Theater presents its annual season featuring the world premiere of Parallel Lives, choreographed by Gary Abbott with original music by Evangelos Spanos. Parallel Lives is inspired by the bonding resilience of poor working women. Flack, a revival by Kevin Iega Jeff set to music by Roberta Flack, reveals a community’s strife, despair and triumph through the unfailing power of love. Jeff’s Nia Keii—A Gift of Life is a revival to music by Joe Sample. Nia Keii is an interpretation of nature’s elements in fluid movement. Repertory favorites Somewhere, by Abbott to music by Aretha Franklin, and Heaven, by Abbott and Jeff to original music by Janice Pendarvis, Anthony Moten, and Raymond Jones and updated by Sam Trump, complete the program.

This is a reserved seating event. Group discounts are available. For group sales or more information call (312) 795-9777.

Harvest Group tickets include entry to the post performance celebration on Sunday, December 16 3:45pm to 5:30pm.

* If purchasing tickets by mobile device, best available seating will automatically be chosen for you.

Running Time
90 minutes
Dance Styles
Musical Theater
Modern / Contemporary


Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

915 East 60th Street
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-2787