For her quinceañera, Dave Hicks dances with his daughter Tatianna Muñoz at Club Ki Yowga in East Chicago, Indiana. The duo practiced for weeks leading up to the celebration dance to “Butterfly Kisses.” “My dad had to learn how to waltz,” Muñoz said. “We were taught how to dance together, and he was taught how to lead. He was nervous.”
Rites of Passage define our lives. They signify the progress of time as well as our citizenship in a tribe, in a culture — in life itself.
Chicago commemorates these moments in ways that reflect its diversity, but through difference, we find commonality. We are all connected through these formal and informal ceremonies that remind us how much family, love and time shape us.