My Past / Our Present - Oct 27 at Logan Center

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NOTE: Our fall concert series runs October 5 - 27. For all dates & locations, see or our Facebook Events page.

A Cerqua Rivera concert is an immersive experience. Months of intensive collaboration build art that's uniquely resonant and compelling. Audience members recognize and feel recognized by the stories our diverse company tells. They respond with tears of empathy, shouts of approval and raucous applause. How will we move you?

​2018 – our 19th season – is an exploration of Identity – who we are and how we got this way. We're making four major works fusing dance and music. You'll experience these world premiere pieces plus selections from our repertoire in full production, performed by our complete dance ensemble and jazz band. 

​American Catracho (part 3) by Cofounder and Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera

ROOT: mwanzo wa mwili ni roho by 3Arts Awardee Monique Haley and Cofounder Joe Cerqua

The Process Takes a Lifetime by 2018 Choreography Fellow Joshua 'Stretch' Ishmon and Chicago jazz legend Pharez Whitted

Sin Fronteras by Wilfredo Rivera and Recording Academy / GRAMMYs nominee Clarice Assad, arranged by Music Director Stu Greenspan​

Don’t miss the culmination of 2018 and a chance for us to nourish your mind and soul. 

​Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door; $5 discount for students and seniors

​This performance is appropriate for all ages.

Dance Ensemble: 
Briana Arthur, Shelby Moran, Joe Musiel, Richard R. Peña, Brennen Renteria, Fernando Rodriguez, Kristen Vasilakos
Performing Apprentices: Sara Schroerlucke, Rachel Spies, Carson VonFeldt 

Jazz Band: 
Timothy Archbold, Joe Cerqua, Robert Dicke, Stu Greenspan, Daniel Hesler, Leandro Lopez Varady, Felipe Tobar, Pharez Whitted, Juli Wood

Teens 13-19 can get $5 day-of-show tickets for this performance with Teen Arts Pass (as long as it's not sold out). Check out for more information and to sign up! OCTOBER 27 PERFORMANCE ONLY

Dance Styles
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
Modern / Contemporary


Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

915 East 60th Street
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-2787