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CERQUA RIVERA DANCE THEATRE: My Past / Our Present


  • Studio5 (in Dance Center Evanston) 1934 Dempster Street Evanston, IL, 60202 United States (map)

October 5 & 6, 8:00PM

Ticket prices [CLICK HERE FOR ADVANCE TICKETS]: 
    General: $30 in advance, $35 at the door
    *Benefactor: $50 [see details below]
    Students (w/ID) & Seniors (65+): $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre returns to Studio5 following a sold-out performance last fall. CRDT presents rich productions, with an ensemble of ten dancers and nine musicians, all live on stage! My Past / Our Present explores concepts of identity – who we are and how we got here. Included themes are immigration (the trauma and shock of dislocation), diversity, the impact of people and the environment around us, and the modern African American experience. In 21st century America, what topics could be more timely? But though these themes may sound heavy, the expression is absolutely beautiful, thoughtful and moving. Our Studio5 audience thrilled to CRDT’s performance in 2017. This year’s work includes world premiere pieces with choreography by Monique Haley, Joshua Ishmon and Wilfredo Rivera, and music by Clarice Assad, Joe Cerqua and Pharez Whitted. We are excited to welcome CRDT back to Studio5 and hope you can join us for an incredible feast for the eyes and ears. 

Cash bar, light snacks, free parking right outside! Doors open for cocktails at 7:30.

[NOTE: ONLINE TICKET SALES END ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THIS EVENT. REMAINING TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.]

*Benefactor tickets: The cost of presenting larger, established ensembles at Studio5 is greater than what we can generate in ticket sales at our general prices. If you are interested in seeing more programming like this at Studio5 and are able to express your support by spending more to see this performance, please consider purchasing a Benefactor Ticket. To show our appreciation you will be invited to a pre-show champagne reception at 7:15 with members of the CRDT creative team.

Click on the link below to see a portion of Sin Fronteras from  My Past / Our Present.