Inside/Out with Wilfredo Rivera

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Get an early look at two exciting multi-arts pieces by CRDT Co-Founder and Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera.

Wilfredo is developing the next phase of American Catracho, the first movement of which debuted in 2016. This expansive suite, slated for completion in 2019, explores immigration - from the trauma of leaving a birthplace to the shock of arriving in a new one and the challenge of making it home.

In addition, Chicago Sinfonietta commissioned Wilfredo to collaborate with Grammy nominee Clarice Assad in honor of the orchestra's 30th Anniversary in 2017. Clarice created Sin Fronteras, a fusion of Latin American music and American Jazz, and Wilfredo will add a movement narrative celebrating this diversity and the beauty it creates - themes central to both the Sinfonietta and CRDT.

Experience these new works in progress performed by our Dance & Music Ensembles, chat with Wilfredo and his collaborators about how and why they've created these pieces and what they plan to do next, AND shape these works before they premiere at CRDT's 2017 Fall Concert Series (October 5-7 at Links Hall).

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


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