Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents
Featuring Muntu Dance, Trinity Irish, Ensemble Español and CHRP Dancers
Saturday, October 7 at 8 p.m.
Explore our common heritage as rhythmic beings. This multicultural dance celebration takes patrons on a journey of unity through movement featuring over 50 dancers from Muntu Dance Theatre, Trinity Irish Dance, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and Chicago Human Rhythm Project.
Part of GSU’s Family & Friends Weekend.
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
In the Bantu language, "muntu" means "the essence of humanity." It'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 in the celebration! Founded in 1972, the Chicago-based company performs authentic and progressive interpretations of contemporary and ancient African and African-American dance, music, and folklore.
Trinity Irish Dance Company
The Trinity Irish Dance Company has significantly changed the direction and scope of Irish dance, re-introducing the art form as the phenomenon it is today. This innovative, non-profit company was created to celebrate the pioneering work of Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard. Howard's uniquely Irish-American company was the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, which opened new avenues of artistic freedom that led directly to commercial productions such as "Riverdance."
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, was founded by Dame Libby Komaiko in 1976 to share the rich traditions of the dance, music, literature, and culture of Spain. The company, under the direction of Irma Suarez Ruiz, encourages artistic creativity within the framework of the Ibero-Hispanic experience. Composed of forty dancers, and accompanied by singers and instrumental musicians, the Ensemble is a magnificent mosaic of world cultures. The company maintains a touring program, national and internationally.
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