Concerts & Events

Thursday, September 21, 2017  ♦  7:00 PM

Inside/Out with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

  • Experience and contribute to new multi-disciplinary art that combines music, dance and visual art. From concept development to choreography and music composition, the unique Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre will share what went into a new piece, and the company's dancers and musicians will perform the work in progress. Then, you are invited inside this creative process through Q & A and on-the-spot improvisation by the company. This interactive event is part of the company's innovative Inside/Out program, where the company gets Out into the community and invites audiences Inside their creative process and their art work.

    Get an early look at two exciting multi-arts pieces by CRDT Co-Founder and Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera.

    Wilfredo is developing the next phase of American Catracho, the first movement of which debuted in 2016. This expansive suite, slated for completion in 2019, explores immigration - from the trauma of leaving a birthplace to the shock of arriving in a new one and the challenge of making it home.

    In addition, Chicago Sinfonietta commissioned Wilfredo to collaborate with Grammy nominee Clarice Assad in honor of the orchestra's 30th Anniversary in 2017. Clarice created Sin Fronteras, a fusion of Central American music and American Jazz, and Wilfredo will add a movement narrative celebrating this diversity and the beauty it creates - themes central to both the Sinfonietta and CRDT.

    Experience these new works in progress performed by our Dance & Music Ensembles, chat with Wilfredo and his collaborators about how and why they've created these pieces and what they plan to do next, AND shape these works before they premiere at CRDT's 2017 Fall Concert Series (October 5-7 at Links Hall).

    See highlights from the premiere of the first phase of American Catracho:

    "For readers interested in small-scale dance with immense talent, the ability to seamlessly meld live music with movement, and revivals of highly acclaimed performance pieces, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre will provide an enjoyable night. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" - Picture This Post

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4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000