Please join us in giving Mayumana a warm welcome to Chicago from Israel!

They make their debut at the Harris Theater on March 20
Check back at a later time for more info!

Currents

‘Currents’ is a spectacular show that was inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for the world.

Audience members will be taken on a journey between two troops, each representing a different view of the essence of light and electricity and each inspired by a different esthetic and artistic approach, all of which are presented as a dialogue, through unique sounds, lights, and visual effects.

The show combines a variety of elements: specially made musical instruments, massive video art projections including video mapping on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem and eleven skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds.

Night Out in the Park

Presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Night Out in the Parks brings more than 2,000 cultural events to parks in Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods throughout the year.  Chicagoans and visitors alike, enjoy the breadth of world-class events in every one of the city’s 77 community areas.  Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan.

In its sixth year, the 2018 Night Out in the Parks series brings more than 1,200 events to neighborhood parks this summer, making community parks safe havens and hubs of cultural activity.  From traditional performances and concerts, to community workshops, nature-based programs, dance performances, festivals, and more, there is something for everyone happening in the parks!  To make this happen, the Chicago Park District has partnered with local arts and community organizations.

STOMPING GROUNDS: We ALL Got Rhythm will shake your world with our City’s finest percussive dance companies that look and sound like Chicago! Mexican Folk, Irish Step, Spanish Flamenco, Urban Hip Hop, American Tap, Indian, African and MORE! Bring the whole family to see, hear and STOMP-ALONG! Presented by Chicago Human Rhythm Project.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents STOMPING GROUNDS!

Watch or dance along to these great shows!

Stomping Grounds at Washington

Date & Time: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location:

Washington Park

5531 S. King Dr.
Chicago, IL 60615

Fee: $0.00

Age Range: All Ages

Stomping Grounds at Mozart

Date & Time: Fri, Sep 21, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Location:

Mozart Park

2036 N. Avers Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Fee: $0.00

Age Range: All Ages

STOMPING GROUNDS is a two-month, City-wide festival presented in distinct 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, community cultural centers and in a grand finale at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. We stomp the earth to proclaim that we are here . . . and that we are here TOGETHER!

Thank you to everyone who attended STOMPING GROUNDS 2018!

We had an incredible showing and performance but don’t take just our words for it! Check out these articles for reviews and highlights! 

New City Stage

See Chicago Dance

Dancer Music

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Reader

The festival will be back March 20 – May 31st, 2019!

Until then, enjoy the pictures and videos featured below!

2018 Videos and Pictures

Ireland's Consul General Brian O'Brian tap dancing with Spain's Consul General Federico Palomera and Mario Gastelum, Administrative Assistant of the Mexican Consulate.
Commissioner Mark Kelly with Lane Alexander
Kids Dance Groups Celebrating the "Year of Creative Youth"
Funding

STOMPING GROUNDS is made possible with major support from the Chicago Free For All Fund at The Chicago Community Trust and Engaging Dance Audiences (a program managed by Dance USA and funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation) with additional funding from The Saints and National Endowment for the Arts. Chicago Human Rhythm Project is supported by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, BMO Harris, The Arlen and Elaine Cohen Rubin Charitable Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, The Jeanette & Jerome Cohen Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Phil and Marsha Dowd, National Endowment for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Broadway in Chicago, Illinois Arts Council Agency, City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, L&L Hardwood Flooring, Peoples Gas, The Service Club of Chicago, and generous individual donors.