March 25, 2019

As an artist and a leader of an artistic company, I take very seriously my responsibility to my community – be that the community gathered for a single performance, the larger Chicago community and Midwest region, or the human community as a whole. I think it is an art...

October 19, 2018

Wow! This year has flown by.

We are currently in the midst of our fall concert series, and I’ve been reflecting on the year. In particular, several people have commented to me on Cerqua Rivera’s interactive, collaborative culture. That’s something I’m very proud of, and...

May 12, 2018

It is pure coincidence - but an amazing one - that the start of our annual season coincides with the end of the school year. For us, that means lots of opportunities to perform in schools and community organizations and engage with young people. Just as we're starting...

March 14, 2018

This company is - and always has been - a diverse collection of collaborative, talented artists. Our commitment to diversity involves purposeful decisions at every step - from recruiting artists, to building partnerships with other organizations, to creating a season t...

February 8, 2018

This month is all about checking things off my list so we can get back to the studio next month.

I've finalized our season kickoff (see ABOUT), our dance ensemble is nearly complete, our composers are already at work making music and our choreographers are ready to go....

January 6, 2018

Over the past few months, I have been switching gears from our 2017 season to 2018.

Last year, our season came together around the theme of Alone/Together. As I began to assemble the 2018 artistic team, the theme of identity began to emerge.

How am I shaped by the people...

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