STOMPING GROUNDS - Garfield Park Conservatory

Event Type
Performance
Event Description

STOMPING GROUNDS is a free two-month citywide celebration of authentic, rhythmic dance companies from a variety of world cultures, including American tap, Spanish, Mexican, African, Indian, Native American, Hip-hop, and Irish dance. The series culminates with the grand finale at the Pritzker Pavilion in Milennium Park on Thursday, June 7.

The series visits Chicago's west side neighborhood on Wednesday, May 23rd at the Garfield Park Conservatory. This event will feature the Chicago Dance Crash and Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater alongside Natya Dance Theatre and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project. Free Seats available at ALL events. New "I Support the Arts" $5 reservation allowed at some venues.

Each STOMPING GROUNDS event, known as a "Performalogue," features the performers and Artistic Directors of selected companies in a narrated performance and Q&A with the audience. And each event features a different lineup! For a list of locations and lineups, please see below.

The featured Chicago companies are:

  • Black Hawk Performance Company
  • Chicago Human Rhythm Project
  • Chicago Dance Crash
  • Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
  • Mexican Folk Dance Company of Chicago
  • Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
  • Natya Dance Theatre
  • Trinity Irish Dance Company
  • Trinity Irish Dance Ensemble

NOTE: Ticket holders are allowed priority entry up to 10 minutes before showtime, otherwise seats will be given to those on the waitlist.


Locations and Lineups for STOMPING GROUNDS events:

Monday, April 2 - 6:00 PM
     Chicago Cultural Center (Kick-Off!)
     featuring all STOMPING GROUNDS companies

Saturday, April 14 - 7:30 PM
     Beverly Arts Center
     featuring Chicago Human Rhythm Project and more

Saturday, April 21 - 7:30 PM
     Irish American Heritage Center
     featuring Trinity Irish Dance Company and more

Saturday, April 28 - 7:30 PM
     National Museum of Mexican Art
     featuring Mexican Folk Dance Company of Chicago and more

Saturday, May 5 - 7:30 PM
     DuSable Museum of African American History
     featuring Muntu Dance Theatre and more

Wednesday, May 23 - 6:00 PM
     Garfield Park Conservatory
     featuring Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Chicago Dance Crash, and more

Thursday, June 7 - TBD
     Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park (Grand Finale!)
     featuring all STOMPING GROUNDS companies


STOMPING GROUNDS is Supported By:

STOMPING GROUNDS 2018 FUNDERS

STOMPING GROUNDS Partner Companies:

                 

STOMPING GROUNDS 2018 COMPANIES

STOMPING GROUNDS Partner Venues:

STOMPING GROUNDS 2018 VENUES

Dance Styles
Tap / Rhythm
Culturally Specific Dance
Family
Hip Hop

Upcoming Dates

Location

The Garfield Park Conservatory

300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624
(312) 746-5100