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Spring Concert Series
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
Chicago, IL
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Spring Concert Series
** Tickets for this event ARE AVAILABLE for both the 6:00 and 8:00 shows, and will be sold AT THE DOOR tonight - Saturday, March 22. All tickets are $30 and all are General Admission. All ticket holders are invited to the Wrap Party at 9:30. **

Have you been to a Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre concert before? Welcome back!

No? You're in for a treat!

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre is a unique collection of professional musicians, dancers, and visual artists creating integrated works that audiences describe as "thrilling," "energized," and "like nothing I've ever seen."

On March 22, 2014, we present our Spring Concert Series - one of two times each year when we perform with our full ensemble of musicians and dancers. This year we offer 2 Saturday Concerts: 6:00 and 8:00 pm. The concerts will present the same program, approx. 60 minutes long.

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More about the art you'll see:

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre fuses live music, original dance, and visual art to explore and celebrate the cultural diversity of contemporary American life. The continuing personal philosophy of the founding artists is to provide a complete art experience by creating works that engage audiences through innovative uses of contemporary, jazz, Latin and cutting edge dance and musical influences infused with visual art to recreate and present, through performance, the cultural diversity of American culture.

Among the pieces performed on March 22 will be 3 new works.

1) Raphaelle Ziemba has developed choreography related to the phenomenology of the body with a focus on how the body perceives color. She says that "our bodies are expressive spaces that carry impressions of past experiences. In perceiving space with our bodies we must think about how we orient ourselves in space and look at our bodies not as objects to be perceived but as space itself." She hopes that the contrast between the temporal nature of dance and the more lasting nature of visual art will provoke conversation on awareness of the mechanics of perception. She believes that increased awareness of bodily perceptions can lead to a more meaningful human experience and looks forward to sharing and encouraging this with the audience.

2) In Marc Macaranas' new piece, he's interested in the idea of synchronicity and coincidence within a community, particularly how multiple events can occur simultaneously with different contributing factors leading up to them. This will be a darker, moodier piece than the one he created for the fall concert. He sees navy blue, gray, and black being the predominant colors onstage, and is still in the process of researching the psychological aspects of synchronicity and coincidence. From this research and exploration he may develop a video component to the piece.

3) Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera will explore and revisit songs that are / were dear to his parents growing up in Honduras. Being musicians themselves, this is music that they actually have played in the past or continue to perform today. He would like to combine the old with the new: use portions of the actual original recordings with composed or improvised sounds from the CRDT live band combo. The movement of the performers will elicit memories, places, folks and movement from long ago, re-interpreted in a contemporary choreographic and musical vein.

These new works, plus favorite pieces from Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre's repertoire, await. Buy your tickets today!



Ruth Page Center for the Arts (View)
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
United States

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Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Arts > Visual
Music > All Ages
Music > Jazz

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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