Youtheatre 2019-2020 Season | Inspiring Innovation
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Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
Grades K to 12th
Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Music
Themes: African Culture, Traditional & Folkloric Dance
In celebration of African American history month, Youtheatre brings an electrifying show from Chicago’s Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago. Muntu is the largest African dance company in the United States. The company is highly regarded for its innovative repertory and preserving traditional African dance while creating new works that build on African, Caribbean and African American cultural traditions. In the Bantu language, “muntu” means “the essence of humanity,” and that’s what the company seeks to express in its work and to touch in its audiences. Through its performances, Muntu strives to create an atmosphere of communal participation, encouraging and inspiring audiences and participants to join in the celebration! A colorful and dynamic company, Muntu brings its audiences out of their seats and into the aisles with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm and song.