Inside/Out with Monique Haley & Joe Cerqua

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Event Description

Inside/Out is our annual series inviting you INSIDE the creative process. Experience works in progress and shape them with your feedback and input.

On July 26, we invite you inside a new piece - currently untitled - by 3ArtsAward winner Monique Haley and Cerqua Rivera cofounder and composer Joe Cerqua.

Monique, an African American artist, is exploring the African diaspora as it relates to the legacy of cultural rituals. She is developing choreography inspired by African cultural forms, and collaborating with Joe to fuse this exploration with American jazz. Together they will investigate the lineage of and interplay among these forms and use them to express a contemporary experience of identity in today's America.

Our dance ensemble and members of our jazz band will perform the work in progress for you. You will hear from Monique and Joe, who last worked together in 2016 on Corner Sketches: A Tribute to Miles Davis. They'll share their inspiration, their partnership, and their creative process. You will play an important role too, sharing your thoughts and input about the themes and the art in the making. We may even improvise on the spot to incorporate your ideas!

2018 Inside/Out Schedule

Tickets: $8 in advance online, $15 at the door
New this year - Inside/Out season pass - $20 online, $30 at the door
For details on all events, see

June 20, 7 pm @ Studio5 - Inside/Out with American Catracho
July 26, 7 pm @ Dovetail Studios - Inside/Out with Monique Haley & Joe Cerqua
August 23, 12:15 pm @ Harold Washington Library - Mid-Season New Works Preview - FREE event
September 20, 7 pm @ Dovetail Studios - Inside/Out with Pharez Whitted & Joshua Ishmon


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at, or call us at 601-675-2738 (it's a Google Voice number).

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Visit for more info. Dovetail is convenient from public transportation, and there is plentiful street parking.

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Dovetail Studios

2853 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618