Dance and music are key pillars of civilization, though most anthropologists believe they're secondary to religion, government, and competitive eating. Devour some culture with this GrouponLive deal to see the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago's performance of New Voices/New Vistas at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Choose from the following reserved-seating options:
- For $12, you get one ticket for front-balcony or rear-orchestra seating (a $25 value).
- For $17, you get one ticket for mid- to rear-orchestra seating (a $35 value).
- For $25, you get one ticket for left or right mid- to front-orchestra seating (a $50 value).
Now in its 40th year, the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago blends dance, music, and African folklore into performances Time Out Chicago has hailed as “mesmerizing stuff.” Artistic director Amaniyea Payne gathered her deep command of African dance traditions through work with the National Dance Company of Senegal and other troupes. Her expertise translates into pieces where sunny, traditional costumes flutter like Mothra's artistic cousins as athletic dancers leap across the stage to thunderous drumming and clapping. Performances often compel audiences to take to the aisles themselves with irresistible rhythmic energy and highly convincing shouts of "fire!"
Muntu hosts the world premiere of New Voices/New Vistas, a riveting new performance piece from renowned dancer and Emmy-nominated choreographer Jeffrey Page. From his role as lead dancer in the Broadway production of Fela! to orchestrator of moves for Beyoncé, R. Kelly, and the cast of So You Think You Can Dance, Page’s eclectic routines and jolting conductions of the body electric push dancers to their limits while giving audiences charley horses of the heart. The concert also includes a performance of choreographer Monique Haley's See(in) Me––a quartet piece featuring edgy foot and thrust work accompanied by the stark soundscapes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
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