Dear CRDT Backers,
We can not thank you enough for all of your support.
We wanted to share a few photos from an excursion we took with our dance students from the Little Village After-school Arts Infusion program. On Friday, March 9, we accompanied 8 students and some of their family members to see Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago's performance at the Harris Theater. This was the first time many of these ninth and tenth graders have attended a professional dance performance. Their excitement was contagious and it was so heartening to witness the appreciation of dance that has developed over the past few months. This experience only strengthens the need for more programs that bring dance to under-served communities around Chicago.
Please continue to pass on our Kickstarter link to anyone who you think may be interested so we can continue to spread the joy of dance. We appreciate all of your hard work so far in helping us raise awareness.
If you have any anecdotes or comments to share about your own personal experiences with Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, please feel free to post something in our comments section.
Also, below you will find a bio from one of our dancers whose choreography will be featured in our New Works performance this summer.
Raphaelle Ziemba (Oak Park, IL) began her training at the Academy of Movement and Music. She graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from SUNY Purchase. In Chicago Raphaelle has worked with Instruments of Movement, Concert Dance Inc., The Civic Ballet, Tyego Dnce, Hedwig Dances; apprenticed with River North, Chicago Opera Theatre, Sarasota Opera Theater, and the Lira Ensemble. Currently, Raphaelle dances and choreographs for MOMENTA, and is on faculty at the Illinois Dance Academy and Naperville School of Performing Arts. Raphaelle joined Cerqua Rivera in 2006 and serves as the Wardrobe Mistress as well as Assistant to the Artistic Director.
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