STOMPING GROUNDS is a two-month, City-wide festival presented in communities throughout Chicago showcasing many of the city’s most accomplished percussive dance companies. Throughout the festival, unique combinations of artists from multiple ensembles perform and teach in schools and community cultural centers. It starts and ends in a Grand Finale at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. Every culture and every neighborhood has its own rhythm, and STOMPING GROUNDS celebrates them all . . . TOGETHER!
We celebrated the GRAND FINALE of STOMPING GROUNDS V on May 31, 2019, which featured a ground shaking performance of all of the STOMPING GROUNDS companies at the Harris Theater and honored the Free for All Fund and the women who have led and supported percussive dance in Chicago: Pamela Crutchfield, Amaniyea Payne, Hema Rajagopalan, Dame Libby Komaiko, Kim Niewiedzial, and Matie M. Ovalle in pre- and post-performance 30th Anniversary Pearl Receptions.