Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre New Work Showcase

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Get a first look at this dynamic company's 2021 work in its nearly final state at this hybrid between a concert and Inside/Out (Cerqua Rivera's interactive new work preview and discussion series). These multitalented, multicultural artists will perform recent work:

IDENTITY CITY - Inspired by the personal journey of a trans dancer, the company is in the second year of a four-year process thinking about how gender is felt, expressed.

MOOD SWING (excerpt) – Begun as a suite of solos responding to 2020, the company continues to build this piece exploring lockdown, isolation, the Black Lives Matter movement, and more.

SHIVER - Nationally renowned choreographer Stephanie Martinez returns to this piece created in 2016 – building on her exploration of a woman's journey with several more years' experience as a Latina artist and arts leader.

See Chicago Dance says the company “mastered interdisciplinary performance with seamless collaborations; they seem to possess a blended magic that is difficult to come by."

Splash Magazine says “Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre is a Chicago Delight.”

Celebrate their unique niche in Chicago, their commitment to centering and celebrating the breadth of the American experience, and revel in the undeniable energy and talents of this unique company!


Running Time
1 hour 30 minutes


The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall

4545 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625