Monday, March 30, 2009

Dance Concert: "Jagged Ledges" by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater is a Chicago-based dance company that celebrates the African-American aesthetic through movement and music. The critically acclaimed 'Jagged Ledges' is a work inspired by the plight of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Kevin Iega Jeff, a co-founder of the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, previously served as an artistic director of the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre.


JaliliMaster said...

At first glance, I actually thought these people were naked!

Khadija said...

Greetings, JaliliMaster!

LOL! My first reaction was to note how disenchanted I've grown with spoken word performances (said genre has been ruined for me by rap/hip-hop).

I endured the first part of the video (that includes the rantings of Stacyann Chin) to see the 2nd half of the work (which is the part that I really like).

Peace, blessings and solidarity.

Pa Ibou said...

Interesting video. Salaam

Khadija said...

Wa Alaikum As Salaam, Pa Ibou!

When I started the blog, one of my goals was to highlight Black artists who get very little attention from the Black community.

A number of Black blogs have regular "Old School Fridays" in terms of music, but I didn't see anybody featuring Black choreographers and Black dance companies.

Peace, blessings and solidarity.