Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

Organization Type

With our intense focus on personal narratives, the combined talents of our diverse collective of artists, and the multiple artistic languages with which we communicate, Cerqua Rivera engages audiences in magnetic human stories at once new and deeply familiar.

Our season extends spring through fall, culminating in a fall concert series where the year’s new work debuts in full production, performed by our 8-member Dance Ensemble and 10-piece Jazz Band.

We produce a monthly summer series called Inside/Out – new work preview performances and discussions where audiences get involved in the art and get to know our artists.

We also perform in community and school settings, partnering with peer organizations and teaching young people about the many influences that have shaped dance in America. All told, Cerqua Rivera engages nearly 10,000 people per year.

Our founding mission remains our focus: to fuse dance, music, and visual art to explore and celebrate contemporary society.

Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

Fine Arts Building, 410 S Michigan Ave, #468
Chicago, IL 60605
(601) 675-2738


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