The Heart of the Story

Touring Performance • Dance

Through a dynamic variety of dances, audiences will see first hand how movement can tell stories in ways that transcend the limits of words. Featuring dances that showcase the evolution of dance in America and rotating pieces from the company’s repertoire, this show highlights where different dances come from and the stories they tell. Performed by CRDT’s 8 professional dancers, the performance combines exciting choreography with inspiring music and audience participation, creating a treat for all the senses.

Led by Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) uses dance and music to nourish the mind and the soul. The group unites artists & student audiences to explore culturally diverse themes that shape communities. In performance, the company’s dancers are noted for their passion and expressiveness; audiences connect strongly with them and say the engaging and educational experience is like no other. In performances across Chicago, Cerqua Rivera brings its signature style of sophisticated, accessible, moving, beautiful performances to a wide range of audiences.

Availability: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

For All Ages

Technical Requirements:

  • PA system with CD/iPod hookup
  • One microphone (preferably wireless)
  • One small table/podium
  • Minimum 18′ x 20′ performance space with clean floors
  • Access to electricity



The presenters did an excellent job working with kindergarteners in a developmentally appropriate way.
Ravinia School
Highly professional group. . . .[G]ood variety in music and dance as well as making a connection to historical situations and creating a bridge with today's music and dance.
Teacher, Chicago Christian High School, Palos Heights IL
Base Price:
Audience Size:
350 maximum
Program Length:
40 minutes