Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre 2020 SEASON – Preview

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Read a preview of the remaining 2020 performances-- streamed and available on the worldwide web-- here.

2020 Season – July - November
*Schedule subject to change

Online (Location of live-stream revealed after purchasing a ticket)

For tickets visit the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre website

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre announces its plans to develop work in this time, about this time.

To respond to this unprecedented time and to make and share art safely, Cerqua Rivera has completely restructured its 2020 season and announces a new slate of artistic projects.

2020 New Work

Cerqua Rivera’s 2020 new work responds to and utilizes social distancing. Work is being created with two casts, each including half the Dance Ensemble, and a chamber ensemble of the full Jazz Band.

  • AMERICAN CATRACHO and ROOT – The company is reimagining sections of these performances informed by the current times. AMERICAN CATRACHO Directed and Curated 2016-2019 by Wilfredo Rivera featuring choreography by Christian Denice and Noelle Kayser; ROOT created 2018-2019 by Monique Haley and Joe Cerqua
  • IDENTITY CITY – Directed and Curated by Wilfredo Rivera, featuring choreography by Shannon Alvis, Katlin Bourgeois, A. Raheim White and music by Joe Cerqua – This new project examines evolving concepts and acceptance (or not) of gender identity (year one of a four-year process) – This year’s work focuses on feelings of isolation and metamorphosis
  • MOOD SWING – Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera will lead four choreographers (Shannon Alvis, Katlin Bourgeois, Monique Haley, A. Raheim White) and composer Joe Cerqua in developing duets between musicians and dancers that respond to the current pandemic crisis and social justice movement

2020 Season Schedule

July 24
Inside/Out with Identity City – 7 pm
Virtual event at Studio5 Performing Arts Center

August 29
Inside/Out with American Catracho and ROOT – 7 pm
Virtual event at Studio5 Performing Arts Center

Fall Concert Series:

October 24
Benefit Performance honoring Sandra McNaughton, America/Americans at Reva & David Logan Center for the Arts – 7:30 pm

November 5 - 7
Concert streamed online – 7 pm & November 7 @ 2 pm

Check the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre website for the latest news.

2020 Company Roster

Dance Ensemble:
Shelby Moran Amarantos
Jesse Hoisington
Brennen Renteria
Fernando Rodriguez
Rachel Spies
Simone Stevens
Carson VonFeldt

Performing Apprentices:
Josephine Castillo
Riley Cornacchini
Lucy Pierson
Ryan Schwaar

Jazz Band, Chamber Ensemble:
Joe Cerqua
Rob Dicke
Stu Greenspan
Leandro Lopez Varady
Felipe Tobar
Juli Wood

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