The dynamic and always colorful Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago will present its fall concert series “Manifest,” a collection of new and classic choreographic works performed in collaboration with sister company Nunufatima Dance Company and other guest artists. Radio personality Matt McGill of The Matt McGill Morning Show on WVON will serve as the guest emcee.
Manifest is the synergy that projects power, love, submission and the celebration of a life force by bringing people together in the spirit of harmonious interaction. The reception dinner and concert will be held Saturday, December 10, at the Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street. Reception dinner is at 5:00 p.m.; performance starts at 7:00 p.m. A matinee concert was scheduled December 9 and Sunday, December 11, at 3:00 p.m.
Known for its innovative repertory, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago has been performing authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music and folklore since 1972. The company preserves traditional African dance while creating new works that build on African, Caribbean and African-American cultural traditions.
Muntu’s core programs include professional performances both at home and abroad, comprehensive community arts programs, classes for the public, and professional training for emerging new artists. It is the nation’s longest operating African dance company. For more information, visit www.muntu.com.