By Wilfredo Rivera, Artistic Director of Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) redefines “performance ensemble” by fusing contemporary dance, live music and visual art onstage, creating multi-sensory excitement. The company will take you through an inspiring and moving landscape by exploring and celebrating the cultural diversity of contemporary American life.
Cerqua Rivera’s MUSIC+MOVEMENT FESTIVAL performance features CRDT’s solo violinist and composer James Sanders, composer and vocalist Joe Cerqua, and music director Stu Greenspan.
The performance includes 10 dancers, 7 musicians and live visual work. CRDT will premiere two new pieces for the festival:
“Come to Light” features an original composition by Mr. Sanders and choreography by CRDT choreographer and soloist Raphaelle Ziemba.
“Lagrimas Negras” is inspired by the1929 composition by Miguel Matamoros and choreography by CRDT Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera.
Other works being performed include:
The haunting excerpts from “Corner Sketches”- A tribute to Miles Davis (2009).
 “CAFÉ 1930” (2011) is CRDT’s abstract tribute to the evolution of the tango through the 20th century. Music composed by Astor Piazolla, with choreography by Rapahelle Ziemba.
“Dos Gardenias” (2008), a sensual, aching dance inspired by the Buena Vista Social Club’s rendition.
For further questions about the program you may contact Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre at:
crdtoffice@cerquarivera.orgor call (312) 243-9310

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre with James Sanders, Stu Greenspan, and Joe Cerqua


Venue: Katten / Landau Studio
Dates: Saturday, March 2
Times: 7:30 pm
Price: $10 Adult – $5 Student
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) fuses contemporary dance, live music, and visual art onstage, creating a multisensory engagement focusing on different segments of society. CRDT will be accompanied by noted jazz violinist James Sanders, CRDT Musical Director Stu Greenspan, and Composer-in-Residence/vocalist Joe Cerqua.

Learn more about the MUSIC + MOVEMENT FESTIVAL.
Seats may not be available at the door.

Box Office: 50 E. Congress Pkwy. | Phone: 800.982.ARTS (2787) 

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