Friday, May 4
Thursday, April 19, 2018 ♦ 7:00 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre's 2017 fall concert series was "fun, sexy," "poignant," & "haunting." (Chicago Tribune)
Join this energetic company of dancers and musicians to relive highlights from 2017 and be the first to glimpse what's in store for 2018.
You'll experience performances including:
- An excerpt from Sin Fronteras, Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera's 2017 collaboration with Grammy nominated composer Clarice Assad, commissioned by Chicago Sinfonietta: a musical journey across Central and Latin America and a kinetic celebration of diversity and community.
- Excerpt from American Catracho - 2018 will be Wilfredo Rivera's third year collaborating with Joe Cerqua on this expansive exploration of an immigrant's journey. Catch up with 2017's section, which considered immigrants recovering from the crossing and stepping foot in a new homeland.
- Previews of new compositions by Chicago Youth Symphony Jazz Director Pharez Whitted and composer and musician Joe Cerqua. Hear what has inspired them so far and where they, and their collaborating choreographers Joshua Ishmon and Monique Haley, plan to go next.
- Live improvisation by the company's jazz band - get a taste of this company's unique collaborative, improvisational style right before your eyes.
The Reader calls Cerqua Rivera "an invigorating mix of music and movement."
Don't miss your first chance to get invigorated in 2018.
Program will last approximately 60 minutes.