2023 Concert Series

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2023 Concert Series

Join us for the exciting finale of our 2022-2023 season – our annual full company exploration of What is America and Who are Americans

By Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

When and where

Date and time

May 18 · 7:30pm - June 3 · 9:30pm CDT


Various - see description NA NA, IL 60647

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About this event

Online ticket sales end at noon on day of event; tickets WILL be available at the door. Having technical difficulties? Contact us at crdtoffice@cerquarivera.org or 601-675-2738!


May 18, 7:30 pm @ Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (Concert Preview)

& May 27, 7:30 pm @ Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts


June 2 (preview) & June 3, 7:30 pm @ Studio5 Performing Arts Center


"movers and shakers who dazzled audiences against all odds" - Chicago Tribune

 "formidable dancers and choreographers of notable Chicago pedigrees" with a "powerful" message - See Chicago Dance

Our authentic, relevant, compelling art always speaks to the moment. The 2023 Spring Concert Series features the debut of two full-length pieces that we've made over the past few years:

  • SOUL REMEDY – May 18 & 27 - An energetic and joyful exploration of the Aesthetic of the Cool, a culturally specific phenomenon rooted in the Black American experience; a celebration of jazz and Black excellence without appropriation
  • Alongside SOUL REMEDY, we will feature ROOT and CULTURE LOOP, two other recent works by choreographer Monique Haley, that audiences have enjoyed for the past few years - made new each season by the dancers in our company
  • IDENTITY CITY – June 2 & 3 - A groundbreaking evening-length suite unpacking how gender is felt, expressed, received, challenged; a meditation on finding yourself and finding your place in the world - Please note June 2 is a preview performance

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre has been bringing audiences across the country to its feet for the past year with work from our repertoire. Now our hometown gets to enjoy our new work in its final form - before it debuts anywhere else.

Celebrate our fascinating differences and inspiring common humanity in an exuberant artistic experience of professional dance and live music like no other!

All concerts approximately 90 minutes with a 15-minute intermission. Tickets $35-50; a Sponsorship Ticket includes a General Admission ticket plus a donation to support our equitable artist pay. Additional donations also possible when purchasing tickets and these funds also directly support our artists.

Need a discount? Contact us at crdtoffice@cerquarivera.org or 601-675-2738


Will I need to wear a mask or show proof of vaccination?

In keeping with the policies of the City of Chicago, at this point - no. However, anyone who wishes to wear a mask is encouraged to do so. This is a safe space. If you have questions or concerns about these rules, please contact us at info@cerquarivera.org or 601-675-2738.

When is the cutoff to buy tickets?

Tickets available online until noon on day of event. Tickets will be available at the door.

I have a promo code and don't know what to do.

Please contact us at info@cerquarivera.org or 601-675-2738 and we'll walk you through it!

Are there reserved seats?

No, all tickets are general admission. If you have special needs, please contact us at info@cerquarivera.org or 601-675-2738.

Who can I ask about accessibility and accommodations at the concerts?

We want everyone to feel welcome and to fully experience our company in concert. Please contact us at info@cerquarivera.org or 601-675-2738 if you have special needs, questions, or requests.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No. There is no content inappropriate for younger viewers.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

crdtoffice@cerquarivera.org or 601-675-2738

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Kind of. To protect the value of your ticket, only you will be allowed into the event. Another person can enter in your name, or you can update us at least 24 hours in advance with the name of the attendee.

crdtoffice@cerquarivera.org or 601-675-2738

About the organizer

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 Dance Ensemble and 1Jazz 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, in a normal year 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.

For more, visit www.cerquarivera.org or follow the company on Facebook and Instagram