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Calendar Logan Center

Dec
8–11

University of Chicago Logan Center For the Arts

915 E. 60th St., Chicago

Muntu will perform four winter concerts at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago's campus.

  • 11 a.m. (matinee) Thursday, Dec. 8
  • 11 a.m. (matinee) Friday, Dec. 9
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10
  • 2 p.m. (matinee) Sunday, De. 11

More information and ticket availability coming soon! Stay tuned.

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Sep
24

Beyond a Mammogram 5K Walk/Run

5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago

Sign Up For The Run

The third annual Beyond a Mammogram Breast Cancer Walk/Run event benefiting the groundbreaking breast cancer research efforts under Olunfumilayo Olopade, MD, FACP, at the University of Chicago Medicine. Your support helps to advance breast cancer research, prevention, and early detection.

Muntu's drummers will perform.

Boeing Calendar

Sep
17

Boeing Corporation

100 N. Riverside Plaza, Chicago

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Sep
10

North Shore Center For The Performing Arts

BUY TICKETS

As’e (pronounced ASHE) – The Power to Make Things Happen

More information and tickets available ($22–$38) on North Shore Center For the Performing Arts' website.

Planet Chicago

Aug
26

Navy Pier

Planet Chicago featuring Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

No tickets are required for the Planet Chicago program at Navy Pier on Friday, August 26.
As part of its 10th year celebration, the Chicago Dancing Festival will take place for the first time at Chicago's Navy Pier. In a world-themed dance program titled Planet Chicago, this presentation will feature Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, as well as Forward Momentum Chicago, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, and Natya Dance Theatre.
This presentation also celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Navy Pier and is part of its cultural and community programming.
For more information, visit the Chicago Dancing Festival's website.

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May
23

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SUN THEATRE, 3625 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108

Better Family Life, Inc. Presents Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago in Concert for Black Dance USA's 30th Anniversary! For additional information on concert tickets, events, classes, and guest artists for "Black Dance USA: A Celebration In Movement" Click Here!

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Apr
18

logan center family saturdays

DANCE AND DRUM WORKSHOP WITH MUNTU

REVA AND DAVID LOGAN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 915 E. 60TH ST., CHICAGO, IL- FREE PARKING IN THE LOT
FREE TO THE PUBLIC

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Come on out to the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and enjoy this Free Family workshop of Music, Movement, and FUN! Instructors will engage, enthrall, and entertain all participants involved. This is an event for all ages and groups. Click the Logan logo below for additional information. Workshops are 1-2p and 4-5p.

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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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Dec
12


fall Gala


The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

Gala Ticket: $125
Join us as we celebrate and commemorate our President, Joan Gray, for over 30 years of commitment and dedication
to Muntu Dance Theatre. Gala tickets include the Concert and Reception Dinner (immediately following). Proceeds from the Gala will help to establish the Fund for the Future to ensure the continued viability of Muntu Dance Theatre.

Gala Ticket: $125

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Dec
12


one root, many branches Fall Concert


The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637

One Root, Many Branches explores the dynamic cultural legacy of African people throughout the Diaspora. This production will feature the World Premier of new work from guest choreographer Christopher Walker of Jamaica. There will be two shows. Saturday December 12, 2015 at 7:00pm and Sunday Dec 13th at 3pm. Free parking is available in the outdoor lot located on 60th & Drexel. Click Here For early Bird Special Tickets. Sale Ends Sunday!

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Dec
11


fall student matinee


The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street

Muntu never disappoints with its annual matinees for school and community groups. The performances are exciting and full of energy with lots of dancing and engaging music. Students will experience the opportunity to participate and express their own creativity as well. The show starts at 10:30am. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. To make a reservation for your school or group please contact nefferkerr@muntu.com to request a reservation form. Seating is limited.

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Jul
15/22

SUmmer Dance jamboree

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. (60th & Drexel)

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Muntu returns with its annual Summer Dance Jamboree! The Jamboree will be at The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on July 15th and 22nd at 11am. 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! Tickets are $7 for children and $10 for adults (and 1 free adult per 20 children). There will be tickets available at the door but groups must make a reservation. Email nefferkerr@muntu.com to request a group reservation form and secure your spot today!

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Jul
18

'HEALing hearts' summer concert

The Reva and David Logan Center For the Arts, 915 E. 60th St (60th & Drexel)

These last few years in our communities have not been easy times. With all of the painfully tumultuous incidents of injustice and civil unrest, there are a great deal of hearts that need healing. Muntu addresses this artistically by exploring various forms of love, acceptance, tolerance, and healing through dance and movement; creating thought provoking content aimed to not only inspire, but hopefully touch the hearts of everyone in the audience.
Because to heal our communities, we must first heal our own hearts…Healing Hearts.

Click Here for Tickets!

Healing Hearts After Party

Jul
18


HEALING HEARTS AFTER PARTY


915 E. 60TH STREET, CHICAGO, IL 60637

Come Party with Muntu!

The “Healing Hearts” After Party will take place immediately following the concert in the Performance Penthouse on the 9th Floor from 9pm-12am. Music will be provided by Dj Ringo of One Blood Sound with various styles of Afro beat, Reggae, Dance Hall, and House music for party goers. The After Party is $20 at the door and $15 in advance online (or if concert ticket stub is presented). This will be open to the public and PARKING IS FREE. Click Here to purchase your After Party Ticket!

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Jul 9

UNIVERSAL ALLEY JAZZ JAM

1809 East 71st Street - Outdoor Parkway - 2:00PM

Muntu will lead Dr. Siddha Webber's annual Universal Jazz Alley Jam festival with a African drum call, on Saturday afternoon.

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Jul
9

THE NEW BRONZEVILLE ARTS & RECREATION CENTER AT ELLIS PARK

707 East 37th Street, CHGO., IL. - 10:30AM

  Muntu has been invited to perform for the grand opening of the Bronzeville Arts and Recreation Center!  Please join us, as we kick off the event with authentic African flavor, then lead the processional for the new Center's official ribbon cutting ceremony!!

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JUN
19

AFRICAN HERITAGE, INC.

500 East Franklin Street - 4:00PM

Muntu helps kick off the City of Appleton, Wisconsin's annual Juneteenth Celebration!!

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JUN
12

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CHICAGO

935 East 50th Street - 11:00Am

Muntu joins the congregation of the First Baptist Church, to celebrate Children's Day!

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Jun
6

THORNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

17101 South Park Ave, South Holland, IL - 1 p.m.

Muntu performs for the students and faculty of Thornwood High School

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Jun
4

Chicago Rhythm Festival

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

STOMPING GROUNDS

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.

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May
21

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DUSABLE MUSEUM (FREE TO THE PUBLIC)

740 E. 56th PL

Muntu hosts this community engagement series of "Stomping Grounds" as part of  The Chicago Rhythm Festival! Come enjoy a wonderful presentation!

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Apr
30


missionaries of the sacred heart

2485 Church Road, Aurora, IL 60502  PRIVATE EVENT 7:00PM

Muntu will perform a 30 minute show for this private engagement.

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Apr
15


irish american heritage center

4626 N. Knox, Chicago, IL 60630, FREE TO THE PUBLIC

 Come join Muntu as we partner with the Trinity Irish Dancers for this community engagement event. This series of the Chicago Rhythm Festival is FREE to the PUBLIC! For more information on 'Stomping Grounds' and The Chicago Rhythm Festival Click Here!

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Apr
13

BOND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

7050 SOUTH MAY STREET, CHGO., IL. - 2:00PM

 Muntu celebrates the African culture, with the children and faculty of Bond Elementary School.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Apr
11

DALEY PLAZA - UNDER THE PICASSO!!

50 West Washington Street, CHGO. IL. - 12 Noon

COME!!  Join Muntu at Daley Plaza downtown for lunch and another exceptional performance, UNDER THE PICASSO!!

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Apr
4


chicago rhythm festical Kick-OFF

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602 4PM-8PM

Muntu returns as a part of the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) with some of Chicago’s best percussive dance companies in Chicago Rhythm Fest, and the finale performance of the citywide celebration, Stomping Grounds. CHRP’s resident ensemble BAM!, alongside the Trinity Irish Dance Company, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, and Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater perform original choreography that showcases each company’s unique cultural traditions.

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Mar
2


St. Benedict prepaRAtory high school


3900 N. Leavitt St, Chicago, IL 60618 1:30PM

Muntu brings interactive entertainment to St. Benedict Preparatory High School for an hourlong performance!

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Feb
27

The grand ballroom

6351 S. Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 606 PUBLIC EVENT, 9:30PM

Muntu will be a featured act at the Grand Ballroom by the Chicago Men and Women of Valor  for "The Day of Appreciation", Celebrating 50 Years of African Edenic Eminence! If you are interested in buying tickets to this event Click Here

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Feb
26


penn elementary school


1616 S. Avers, Chicago, IL 60623 1PM PRIVATE EVENT 1:00PM

Muntu performs for the faulty, students, and staff at Penn Elementary.

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Feb
24


Oakbrook terrace

1 Renaissance Blvd, Oak Brook Terrace, IL 12:00 PM, PRIVATE EVENT

Muntu will perform a 45 minute performance at this private engagement

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Feb
19


Haines elementary school

247 W. 22nd PL, Chicago, IL 60616 1:30PM, PRIVATE EVENT

Muntu will perform for the students of Haines Elementary School for (2) 30 minute performances.

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Feb
18

DALEY college


7500 S. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60652 1:00PM

Muntu will perform a 1 hour performance for the Daley College community.

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Feb
17


Allstate corporation

2775 Sanders Road, Northbrook, IL PRIVATE EVENT 2:00PM

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago will perform a 45 minute performance for the Allstate Corporation.

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Feb
16

erie elementary school

1450 N. Washtenaw, Chicago, IL 60622 6:30PM

Muntu will perform a 30 minute performance for the students of Erie Elementary school.

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Feb
12


MURRAY LANguage academy


5335 S. Kenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60615 PRIVATE EVENT 9:30AM

Muntu returns to Murray Language Academy  for its annual Black History Celebration! This will be a 45 minute production.

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Feb
10


mason elementary school

1830 S. Keeler Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 10:00AM

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago is thrilled to be performing at Mason Elementary. The company will perform a 60 minute show.

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Feb
9

adlai E. stevenson high school

1 Stevenson Dr., Lincolnshire, IL - Private Event

Muntu performs 2 exciting and interactive  1 hour performances  for students and administrators at Adlai E. Stevenson High School.

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Feb
6

gail borden library

270 North Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL

Muntu performs for the community and guests of the Gail Borden Public Library.

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Feb
4

Northshore Center for the Performing Arts

9501 N Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL

Muntu returns to the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts for a second day in a row!


Arts Education

Arts For Community Empowerment

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 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.

Programming includes:

  • Hands-on residencies
  • Workshops 
  • Professional development for teachers and artists
  • Ensemble performances

Philosophy

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.

Testimonials

Donoghue Perf Drums "I want to remember everything for my whole life!"
 — 9-year-old ACE participant, describing what he'd remember
Gage Park Stretch "Taking Muntu dance for the second time, I learned more patience and discipline."
 — 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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Muntu Fund for the Future

Now more than ever, it is vitally important that we celebrate our culture, join together to support our youth, and help to preserve our heritage. It’s our work to do!

To ensure that Muntu Dance Theatre is able to continue its legacy of service to our communities, our audiences and our youth we are launching the Fund for the Future to be named in honor of our retiring president Joan Gray.

Your contribution to the Fund for the Future will ensure that Muntu’s ACE programs can continue to serve over 1000 youth each year; and that the Company can create and present new work and compensate our artists and staff.

If you believe that:
• Our communities deserve quality arts organizations and programming
• Our culture should be celebrated
• Our youth need to learn about themselves and their capacity to achieve

Then be a stakeholder in the FUTURE of Muntu! Donate to ensure that Black Arts organizations remain viable with your gift today to our Fund for the Future!

Donate

 
 
 

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.

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

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