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Did you attend Muntu's recent production Memories N' Time? If so, we ask you to take a few minutes to tell us about your experience of the concert.
In five minutes, you could give us 10,000 ideas to help improve our services to you. We...Read more
CBS Local Feature by Harry Porterfield
December 13, 2013
Reginald Robinson has been called a genius, and now the young musician is writing music for a Chicago dance troupe.CBS 2's Harry Porterfield says he's someone you should know.
He was a...Read more
Muntu Dance "baby" Asiel Hardison grows up.
Written by: Laura Molzahn
Photos: Jim Newberry
Published: July 10, 2013
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When Asiel Hardison moved to Los Angeles in 2004—bent on actually making a living as a dancer—he...Read more
One of the goals of the troupe is to share the works with the broadest possible audience. “I’d like to think the entertaining and education is 50/50,” said Payne of a show’s balance. “We strive to get audiences involved and to be informed.”Read more
"The Journey" is very much a live, up-to-the-minute event, the dancers all but crashing through the floor with their animated footwork...Read more
“I’m happy and honored to celebrate Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago’s 40 year legacy of sharing the joy and culture of African and African-American dance and music at their 2012 Fall Benefit and Concert.Read more
That impressive milestone inspired a provocative program Saturday, one rich with the troupe's traditional flash and energy, but also boasting examples of recent collaborations with contemporary American choreographers.Read more
Muntu Dance Theatre is proud to have writer, actor, director, Regina Taylor serve as the honorary chair for our Summer Gala, July 21st at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Muntu's 40th Anniversary Summer Gala is immediately...Read more
Mostly alternating works, DWC and Muntu created a head-spinning program in which each troupe set the other off, highlighting its distinctive character and appeal. For both companies, however, the goal seemed the same: to seduce us.Read more
The selections, especially a couple of collaborations, illustrated just how much the modern idiom and pop entertainment owe to the African tradition, not to mention how seamlessly the two modes can team up.Read more
Written by Lena Singer
Posted May 9, 2012
Up next in our series of weekend plans from notable, in-the-know locals—a.k.a. people we like: Joan Gray, the form er dancer and long-time president of Muntu...Read more
“Muntu has a dual function, we are definitely a professional performing arts company that performs around the world and self produces our season every year. But equally as important to me, is that when there is an important event of significant happening in the community, Muntu is called upon to bear witness to that and to bring the appropriate cultural celebrations.”Read more
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We'd like to thank Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development for its generous grant funding the...Read more
This year, Muntu Dance Theatre is celebrating 40 years of continuous artistic programming that reflects the African cultural legacy of African Americans and people of African descent around the world. When Muntu began in 1972, its founding...Read more
It’s Muntu’s balls-out interpretation of traditional dances, mostly African, that got me hooked.Read more
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago has been a reliable home for the African and African-American tradition for decades now, all the while peopled by dynamite dancers who put on a great show.Read more
Though familiar and venerable, Muntu Dance Theatre is hotter than hot these days. Saturday's gala performance at the Harris Theater showed off a troupe that's never been faster, never been more animated, as it continues to push the limits of its cultural exploration into valuable new terrain.Read more