Spring has finally arrived, and one of Chicago’s entertainment gems is back for its fifth season. Stomping Grounds– an annual two-month, city-wide festival featuring some of the city’s finest percussive dance companies recently made its debut at the Chicago Cultural Center. The Stomping Grounds tour visits various neighborhoods throughout the city, illustrating Chicago’s diverse cultural dance traditions. Each stop features a host dance company with rotating guest performers. The tour goes out with a bang with a grand finale show featuring all seven performance groups on May 31 at the Harris Theatre. This year’s dance companies are: Mexican Folk Dance Company of Chicago, Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre, Natya Dance Theatre and fan (and Love Black Chicago) favorites: Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, CHRP’s Stone Soup Rhythms and the Trinity Irish Dance Company and Ensemble. (Yes. the Trinity Irish Dance Company does their thing.)
This family friendly event is fun for all ages, and is not to be missed. The best part- it’s *FREE. Catch it when it visits your neck of the woods; or just make your way there.
To find out more or get your tickets, visit the Chicago Human Rhythm Project website. Tickets will sell out.
*Free tickets available until sold out. $5 supporter tickets also available at some venues.