Company Class with Deeply Rooted Dance Theater


May 21 2020


11:00 am - 12:30 pm




Free; donations accepted

Professional and Pre-professional dancers, open company class provides training in ballet, modern, and African- based techniques led by Deeply Rooted’s Artistic Team and guest artists for advanced/professional level dancers.

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MAY 21: Guest instructor Tracey Franklin, a Chicago native, began her training at age 16 at Joseph Holmes Dance Theater and graduated from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Certificate Program in 1999. In 2000, she started a four-year stint as a company member of Dallas Black Dance Theater, then returned to Chicago in 2004 to join Deeply Rooted, where she was a company member for 12 years. She is currently the department head assistant and teaches Horton Technique at the Chicago High School for the Arts. She is also an instructor at the Hyde Park School of Dance and Studio One in the Chicago area.

MAY 28: Guest instructor Fana Tshabalala from South Africa previously worked with Deeply Rooted on the 2017 premiere of an American/Chicago-focused adaptation of his work INDUMBA, which will make up the content of this Continuum session. He has choreographed and performed nationally and internationally, including Lena Dance Company in Sweden, Dance Umbrella 2018 in Geneva, and Dance Dialogue Africa, which toured Germany and 12 African countries. He is co-founder and currently a director for Broken Borders Arts Project based at the University of Johannesburg.

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