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Dance Company Show Honors Miles Davis

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.

Q&A: Chicagoist’s Marcus Gilmer

Marcus Gilmer Photo

Marcus Glimer
(Courtesy Photo)

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of Q&A-format features on how Chicago-based, national and international journalists and other professionals incorporate current technology into their jobs.

Marcus Gilmer earned a master’s degree in creative writing at the University of New Orleans.

But as editor-in-chief of Chicagoist, Gilmer finds clever ways to tell stories about the Windy City through a journalistic approach. Chicagoist, part of the Gothamist chain of Web sites, covers news, food and events throughout the city.

Through the world of evolving online journalism, Glimer has found a balance between writing what he knows and writing what he thinks.

Gilmer talked with ChicagoStorytelling’s Caitlin Hacker, Katie Nelson and Cheryl Waity about his site, his career path and the future of online storytelling.

Hacker’s interview and audio.

Nelson’s interview and audio.

Waity’s Q&A.