2021 Season Kickoff

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Event Description

This event co-hosted by Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre and Epiphany Center for the Arts

“recommended to anyone looking for a thoughtful, beautiful, and emotional meditation on the state of the world today” – Picture this Post

"artists ... that you should know about" – Chicago Reader

Re-live highlights from 2020 and be the first to glimpse what’s in store for 2021. See our multitalented, multicultural 2021 company perform excerpts from

- ROOT - our audience favorite by Monique Haley & Joe Cerqua - celebrating the individual in community, rooted in African heritage

- Soul Remedy – brand new work in progress/sneak preview – music by Chicago jazz legend Pharez Whitted - a project by Monique Haley and Pharez that will explore the Aesthetic of the Cool

- Identity City - our four-year project exploring gender identity, launched in 2020

- Mood Swing - our suite of duets made during and responding to the compounding crises and movements of 2020

All 2021 programs will be presented with safety protocols including virtual options and limited in-person tickets as needed. All venues ADA compliant. Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance.

Come see what all the buzz is about!

"There’s an art to being a dance company, and for twenty years, Cerqua Rivera has been reimagining the parameters of that art. From the beginning, cofounders Joe Cerqua and Wilfredo Rivera imagined a fundamentally different relationship between music and dance in concert, and over the company’s first two decades, they’ve steadily expanded their exploration of what that can be. But over the past few years, there’s been an increasing momentum to how all of that imagining gets put together. Their current company of dancers is extraordinary, and the Cerqua Rivera musicians have continuously expanded the horizons of what they can bring to an audience." DancerMusic

Running Time
1 hour
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Epiphany Center for the Arts

201 South Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607