Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

Organization Type

Since its founding in 1972, Muntu Dance Theatre has grown to be one of the most artistically-accomplished and stable dance companies in Chicago. The company has achieved an acclaimed reputation locally, nationally and internationally for making consistent artistic statements of cultural and historical significance. A colorful and invigorating professional company, Muntu has brought its audiences into the aisles with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm, and song. We carefully research the cultural and historical significance of the dances and the societies from which they originate. As a result, Muntu is more than just a performing company; we're also a company of teachers an essential element to the perpetuation of our art form and its accurate transmittal to our audiences. Muntu strives continuously to increase the level of knowledge, awareness of, and appreciation for African culture in the context of professional performing arts. We understand that there is merit in all cultures. We seek to appreciate the differences in order to amplify the similarities

Dance Styles
Traditional/Indigenous Dance


Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

1809 E. 71st Street, Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 241-6080


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