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    Summer Concert and Gala

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    Fall Benefit and Concert

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Feb
5

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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Feb
13

Murray language academy

Private Event

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

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Feb
17

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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Feb
18

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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Feb
26

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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Mar
14

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.

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May
13

chicago rhythm festival

AUDITORIUM THEATRE

50 E. Congress Parkway

Muntu joins The Chicago Rhythm Festival! Stay tuned for more information on this amazing collaboration with other performing arts organizations!


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Jul
15/22

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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Jul
18

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

Philosophy

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.



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UNITED WE DRUM

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HELP TURN A CHILD'S LOVE OF MUSIC INTO MUSICIANSHIP!

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago's United We Drum class is a 7 week program that will run from 7/12/14-8/23/14 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637). The program will serve youth ages 8-17 years old at 9am-10am on Saturdays. Instruction will be given by Master drummers. Program participants will be taught the history and cultural context of rhythms and be given opportunities to explore their own creativity. The program will culminate at Muntu’s United We Drum Family Day where participants will be featured performers showcasing what they have learned. We want to ensure that UNITED WE DRUM is available to as many youth as possible. Therefore, scholarship opportunities will be available. For all inquiries, please fill out the information in the 'contact us' portion of the website and someone will get back to you. 

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Ways to Support Muntu:

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Since 1972 Muntu has served its community by producing positive, invigorating performances enjoyed by generations of families; providing classes and workshops 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.
This work is made possible by the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies. Please make a gift today to allow us to continue our work into the future.

What Your Donation Supports

  • High quality arts training for youth in our schools and communities
  • The research and reconstruction of historically significant dance and music pieces
  • Creation of new work in the African and African American Tradition

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You may also mail your donation to:

Muntu Dance Theatre
1809 E. 71st Street
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.

Volunteer

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.

Supporters

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