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Cerqua Rivera: Inside/Out with American Catracho

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

Tickets to Inside/Out events: $8 in advance online, $15 at the door.

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Company cofounder and Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera launched American Catracho in 2016 to explore the experience of an immigrant's journey to the US. Wilfredo himself immigrated from Honduras as a teenager. In 2016, part 1 focused on the decision to leave home and journey to a new place. In 2017, part 2 focused on the first 200 steps in a new land. In 2018, we turn to settling in a new place and making it home.

The Cerqua Rivera dance ensemble and members of their jazz band will perform the work in progress for you. You will hear from the choreographer and composer making the piece, in this case company cofounders Wilfredo Rivera and Joe Cerqua. American Catracho includes a large group of contributors, and they'll share how they're incorporating everything from poetry to recent headlines in this new work. You will play an important role too, sharing your thoughts and input about the themes and the art in the making. They may even improvise on the spot to incorporate your ideas!

 

Earlier Event: June 16
Live at Studio5: CHICAGO CELLAR BOYS
Later Event: June 22
Live at Studio5: DOUBLE MONK