Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre

Photo credits: William Frederking

Artist / Program Description

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) is a critically acclaimed performance ensemble that integrates live dance, music, visual art, lighting, and costume design to create a living painting. The core ensemble includes sixteen musicians (three of whom are also company composers/arrangers), twelve dancers, two visual artists, three designers, and an acting coach. The ensemble includes some of Illinois’ finest jazz and classical musicians - Johnny Frigo (violin), Orbert Davis (trumpet), Carole Loverde (vocalist), and Bobbi Wilsyn (vocalist) - as well as dancers that have performed previously with companies that include River North Chicago Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago.


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