This is a chance to see art being born and get to know the people and ideas shaping it. Join renowned choreographer Sherry Zunker as she shares her brand-new work in progress “An Intimate Affair,” her inspiration, and her process. Event will include performance of segments of work-in-progress by Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre’s professional Dance and Music Ensembles, as well as conversation with the creators and audience participation.
PROGRAM LENGTH: 45 MINUTES
Sherry Zunker, is an established director, choreographer, and master teacher whose work covers the concert dance realm, musical theater, corporate entertainment, production shows, television, video and film. From 1990 – 2001 Sherry was the Artistic Director of River North Dance Chicago. As Artistic Director she choreographed numerous works for the company, including the signature piece "Reality of a Dreamer," which became the finale piece for the Emmy award-winning televised documentary of the same name. Sherry has set choreography on dance companies including the Joffrey Ballet and Giordano Dance Chicago. Her work is familiar to millions of people beyond Chicago through her tenure as a creator, director and choreographer on over 35 productions for the cruise ship industry. From 2011 to 2014 Sherry directed “Chicago, the Musical” for Royal Caribbean’s Broadway venture. Sherry is the founder of BeMoved®, a company passionate about sharing the joy of dance with people of all movement abilities.
This event is part of CRDT Inside/Out 2016 – a seven-month creative and audience engagement journey which culminates in an October fall concert series. You are invited Inside the company and its artistic process while the company gets Out of the studio to share work in progress and to be fueled by Chicagoans all over the city. Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre is a 17-year old home-grown company that fuses music, dance, and visual art to explore and celebrate contemporary American society. Its professional Dance and Music Ensembles collaborate with one another, with visual artists and designers, and with the people and places of Chicago. The company’s multi-disciplinary performance works are theatrical and thoughtful, vivacious and exuberant.
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