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Calendar

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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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Apr
8

northshore country day school

310 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, IL, PRIVATE EVENT

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago is thrilled to be performing at North Shore Country Day School. The company will perform a 40 minute show as well as two 30 minute workshops.

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Apr
16

University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Lincoln Hall Theatre, 702 S. Wright St, Urbana, IL PRIVATE EVENT, 7PM

Muntu will be hosted by the ladies of Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. There will be a Q & A session following the hour long performance.

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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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Apr
18

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
24

national museum of mexican art

1852 W. 19th St. Chicago , FREE EVENT Open to the Public

In this session of the Chicago Rhythm Project's  'Stomping Grounds' series, Muntu will join The Mexican Dance Ensemble for a 1 hour community engagement! Click Here for additional details on The Chicago Rhythm Festival and upcoming May 13th Concert.

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Apr
30


NOrtheastern Illinois university


5500 N. St. Louis Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

7:30pm free to the public

Ensemble Espanol welcomes Muntu for this collaborative community engagement event as part of The Chicago Rhythm Festival's "Stomping Grounds" series. Click here for additional information about The Chicago Rhythm Festival.

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May
8

dusable museum

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 collaboration with Ensemble Espanol!

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May
13

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.

 To Buy Tickets Click Here

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May
23

black Dance usa

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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May
29


GEORGE W. Tilton elementary school


223 N. Keeler Avenue, Chicago, IL 60624, 1PM PRIVATE EVENT

Muntu performs for the students at Tilton Elementary.

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Jun
2


charles evans hughes elementary


4247 W. 15th Street, Chicago, IL 60623 1PM, PRIVATE EVENT

Muntu will perform an hour long performance for the students of Hughes Elementary school.

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Jun
5


Hefferan elementary school

4409 W. Wilcox, Chicago, IL 60624 1:00PM, PRIVATE EVENT

Muntu will perform for the students of Hefferan Elementary School for an hour long performance.

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Jun
6


International Cultural festival


Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60640 8:00PM

Muntu teams up with The Black Ensemble Theater for the 1st Annual International Cultural Festival. The festival runs from June 1st to the 6th and consists of Muntu, ASE The Chicago Association of Black Storytellers, Tsukasa Taiko Japanese Drummers and more! Muntu will perform on June 6th at 8pm.  The 2015 International Cultural Festival

Tickets are $25 Click Here to purchase your tickets today!

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Jun
8


bernhard moos elementary


1711 N. California, Chicago, IL 60647, 9:30am, PRIVATE EVENT

Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago will perform a 1 hour performance for the students of Moos Elementary school.

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Jun
20

the Juneteenth Community Re-Commitment Celebration

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, 10406 S. Maryland Ave (2 blocks East of Cottage Grove behind Corliss High School) FREE EVENT

 In keeping with the "Healing Hearts" theme of our upcoming concert, Muntu has partnered with Museum 44 and The Pullman Wheelworks Residence Association for a community engagement event encouraging communal unity, peace and pride. The Juneteenth Community Re-Commitment Ceremony will take place from 12-4pm. There will be an opening ceremony, community parade, vendors, and performances. Special Guests: Grammy Award winning artist GLC, Tuskee Airmen, Chicago Black Cowboys and Cowgirls and MORE! See you there!

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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

9:00pm


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!

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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HELP US TO SERVE 3,000 MORE!

Charitable Contributions are vital to our mission of preserving and perpetuating the African aesthetic and its influence on world cultures. Like any non-profit organization, donations from Muntu supporters greatly assist us in being able to operate in numerous capacities. Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago is committed to providing quality performances and programs that promote education and cultural awareness as well as entertain.

ARTS FOR COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT (ACE)

This year, we are focused on maximizing the impact of our Arts For Community Empowerment Programs (ACE) by providing arts education programming to more sites and serving more youth in the city of Chicago. Your generous donations make this possible.

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IN THE YEAR 2014 ALONE, THROUGH COMBINED ACE PROGRAMS, MUNTU HAS:

  • Provided ACE programming to over 12 locations
  • Awarded 15 scholarships for participants ‘United We Drum’ Summer Percussive Camp
  • Had over 2,000 attendees for our Summer Jamboree and Fall Student Matinee
  • Over 3,000 youth served in residencies, workshops and program

Please help us to continue providing meaningful ACE programs!

Donate via Network For Good:

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If you wish to MAXIMIZE your gift by making a RECURRING contribution, you can do so through our PayPal account below!

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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