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What critics, clients, and the public say about Iega...

 

"Kevin Iega Jeff and his Deeply Rooted Dance Theater are good for the soul… the choreography was always dynamic and exciting."
Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times

“…mysterious and lilting work exploring individual curiosity and intermittent ensemble cohesion, elegant, though mischievous…”
Sid Smith, SeeChicagoDance.com

“[Deeply Rooted is] … spiritual fervor, physical prowess, and sheer, unalloyed joy in movement.”
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

“Greeted by the audience with an affectionate exuberance that swelled to roars of laughter and approval… performed with Deeply Rooted’s signature attention to detail, lithe technical skill and dramatic nuance.”
Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times

“Contemporary, African-based dance troupe delivers an elegant, provocative series of works by Kevin Iega Jeff and Gary Abbott. The intimate nature of their choreography has a powerful impact.”
Lucia Mauro, Chicago Tribune

“This dance event went well beyond how well choreographer Kevin Iega Jeff makes dance, or how technically competent the company is. This was an ecstatic rite…remarkable.”
Sally R. Sommer, The Village Voice

“…a questing adventurous style that is clever and delightful… (the dancers) interpretations of Jeff’s choreographic genius was nothing short of phenomenal.”
Earl Calloway, Chicago Defender