Video: Footage from a Nov. 14 performance that paid tribute to the music of Miles Davis.
By Poppy Peterson and Katie Nelson
The Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre is a non-profit, Chicago-based dance troupe founded by longtime partners, Joe Cerqua and Wilfredo Rivera and their friend, Matt Lamb.
The theatre is full of enthusiastic dancers that come from various backgrounds and have all been formally trained. Along with dancing with the troupe, the performers have full-time day jobs.
The troupe’s theatre is located at 1147 W. Jackson Blvd. and features performances, representing different themes and time periods. The ensemble mixes modern, jazz and ballet dancing to express the accompanying music and art.
For more information about the dance company: CerquaRivera.org.