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Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

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Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm
Smith Opera House
Geneva Concerts

Wilfredo Rivera, Cofounder and Artistic Director

ROOT
Let It Be
Mood Swing
From Here to Home
Shiver
Why Don’t You Do It Right
Soul Remedy

Top 10 moments for dance in Chicago in 2021…
movers and shakers who dazzled audiences against all odds.
— Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune


Founded in 1999 by choreographer and dancer Wilfredo Rivera, composer and musician Joe Cerqua, and painter Matt Lamb, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre’s programming grew from collaborations among the founders to include a collective of creative artists across the three disciplines (dance, music, visual art). Its work is rooted in the founders’ vision of what art can do—gather people to contemplate factors that knit a community together and differences that add complexity to society. The company explores the intersection of heritage, culture, and identity.

Through an intense focus on personal narratives, the combined talents of its diverse collective of artists, and the multiple artistic languages with which they communicate, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre engages audiences in magnetic human stories that are at once new and deeply familiar. The company invites audiences to explore culturally diverse themes that shape communities with an incomparable expressiveness, hope and joy that resonates long after the curtain has closed.

Tickets:Adult/Senior $35 / College students with id $10 / Child through grade 12 FREE/HWS students with id FREE