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    Summer Dance Jamboree

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    'United We Drum' Summer Camp

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    Fall Benefit and Concert

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    African Dance Classes

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northshore center for the performing arts

9501 N Skokie Blvd, Skokie IL

Muntu brings its energetic and interactive youth concert to the North Shore for its youth matinee.  

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Murray language academy

Private Event

Muntu performs for the students and faculty of Murray Language Academy.

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Northern Trust

50 S. LaSalle, Chicago, IL - Private Event

Muntu performs an exciting and interactive 30 minute concert for employees and administrators at Northern Trust.

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Lake Land College

5001 Lake Land Blvd, Mattoon, IL

Muntu performs an hour long concert for the Lake Land College community.

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Northshore Center for the Performing Arts

9501 N Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL

Muntu returns to the Northshore Center for the Performing Arts for an hour long performance!

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south shore Cultural center

7059 South South Shore Drive, FREE EVENT, Open to the Public

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago partners with Natya Dance Theatre for an amazing display of Traditional African and Indian Dance! We invite the community to come out and enjoy this family friendly, culturally rich event! There will be a panel discussion at 3pm on cultural dances immediately following.

Muntu Auditions


Muntu Auditions

Rhythms Within U Dance & Fitness Studio,  8530 S. Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60620

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago is committed to identifying serious new artists for potential positions in our Artistic Company. Do YOU or someone you know have what it takes? If so, spread the word and come on out. Show us what you got!

Make sure you bring your: Bio, Headshot, and resume (Artistic/Performing)

Be ready to : Learn choreography for audition, perform a short solo (2 min max), be interviewed by artistic staff and company (you may also be asked to sing), Must be 19yrs or older

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chicago rhythm festival


740 E. 56th PL

Muntu hosts this community engagement series of The Chicago Rhythm Festival! Come enjoy a wonderful collaboration with Ensemble Espanol!

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Chicago Rhythm Festival

Auditorium Theatre at roosevelt university, 50 E. congress parkway 7:30P


This will be the culminating performance of the The Chicago Human Rhythm Project where all five organizations will be performing on stage together! This includes Ensemble Espanol, The Mexican Dance Ensemble, Moving Dialogs, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, and Trinity Irish Dance Company. Click Here or more information about this event.

 To Buy Tickets Click Here

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SUmmer Dance jamboree

International House - 1414 East 59th Street, Chicago

Muntu returns with its beloved annual Summer Dance Jamboree! These concerts are perfect for summer camps, community groups and families! Muntu weaves cultural information and life lessons into an interactive performance for all ages! For groups, Click Here to download the reservation form.

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summer concert and gala 2015

Reva & David Logan Center or the Arts - 915 E. 60th Street (at Drexel)

Stay tuned for upcoming details about one of the best Summer Concert's in town! Please fill out the comment box in the "contact us" portion of the website with your mailing address if you would like to be added to the gala invite list.

Arts Education

Ace Programs

Muntu partners with schools, park districts, and other community centers to  provide quality training in dance, music and visual arts. Our programs are available for ages five to fifty.

Programs Include

  • Hands-on Residencies
  • Workshops 
  • Professional Development for Teachers and Artists
  • Ensemble Performances


In 1993, Muntu officially launched Arts for Community Empowerment (ACE) as its arts education program.  ACE was created based on its belief that all children should have opportunities to participate actively in the arts, both in their schools and in their local and greater communities.

Muntu’s core ACE programs are its school and community based residencies. Residencies provide youth-centered, sequential arts learning experiences for a period of eight to twenty weeks. Each residency includes a culminating presentation by the students for the school and community providing an opportunity for youth to express themselves and receive the recognition of their accomplishments by the larger community.

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-9 year old ACE participant describing what he wanted to remember from his time with Muntu

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-high school ACE participant

Support Muntu's ACE Programs

ACE provides rigorous arts training in African dance, music and folklore, while linking the arts to the academic curriculum. Many schools and community centers that want to expose young people to the art and culture of African and African American people lack the resources to bring Muntu to their facility. Muntu is committed to enhancing the creativity and confidence of our youth through dance, music and culture. We need your support to "fill the gap" between what it costs to provide high quality ACE programs and the financial resources available to schools and community organizations.

Donate via PayPal:



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Charitable Contributions are vital to our mission of preserving and perpetuating the African aesthetic and its influence on world cultures...

        Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago is committed to providing quality performances and programs that promote education and cultural awareness as well as entertain. Since 1972, Muntu has served its community by producing positive, invigorating performances enjoyed by generations of families; educating thousands of youth about African and African American dance, music and culture.; presenting interpretations of traditional African and African American dance and music; and developing thrilling new work which honor tradition while moving the art form forward. Your generous donations help continue to make this possible.

Your gift assists in these areas:

General Support Assists with the greatest needs of the organization

New Work Development Enables the development of artistic pieces from commission to being premiered as a new or reconstructed work

ACE (Arts for Community Empowerment) Provides Arts Education through workshops and residencies to schools and organizations in the community

Production Support Contributes to production needs that make our performances possible (wardrobe, props, set pieces, lighting,etc).

Special Events Helps to defer costs and maximizes support for our annual benefit events

Donate via PayPal and consider making a recurring pledge:


You may also mail your donation to:

Muntu Dance Theatre
1809 E. 71st Street, Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60649
*Maximize your donation – check to see if your employer has a matching gift program.

Muntu dance theatre is a 501(C)3 non profit organization.  All donations are tax exempt to the extent provided by law.


Friends of Muntu

Join this enthusiastic group of community members who give generously of their time to support Muntu. The primary role of the “Friends” is to host Muntu’s Fall Benefit and silent auction. The group also plans additional fun social events throughout the year.

Other volunteer opportunities:

Muntu has long-and short-term volunteer opportunities to fit your time, skills and interests. Contact us to find out more.


Our work is made possible by the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies.

2013 Summer Gala Event & Table Sponsors & 2013 Fall Benefit Concert Sponsors
Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL The Collins-King Family Foundation Tim & Sandra Rand
The Boeing Company ComEd, an Exelon Company
JPMorgan Chase Logan Center for the Arts  
Foundation & Government Supporters
Alphawood Foundation Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley The Joyce Foundation
Aon Hewitt Field Foundation Nat'l Endowment for the Arts
Arts  Work Fund Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation
The Chicago Community Trust Harper Court Arts Council Prince Charitable Trust
City of Chicago CDBG Irving Harris Foundation The Saints
City of Chicago City Arts III Illinois Arts Council Sara Lee Foundation
Corporate Supporters
Best Buy ComEd Urban Partnership Bank
BlueCross/Blue Shield IL Peoples Gas U. S. Cellular
Boeing Company Pfizer
JPMorgan Chase PNC Bank