In the program of the Logan Center for the Arts, there was many dances put on by Cerqua Rivera Dance Company. We could participate in some and we could watch others participate in some. It was all amazing! Before each dance there was a man who would give us, an introduction and tell us about each performance or what the dance was about and what it actually was. All of the performances were great, but my favorite dance was the last one called “Tom and Jerry.”
The music to each dance was different, inventive, and authentic. One was jazzy while another was classy. One was uplifting while another was melancholy. They were all different in their own type of way. The best ones were the ones with great music. If everything was great except for the music, it would throw everything off. It just wouldn’t be the same.
The clothes in the performance came in different variations. They were different colors, shapes, sizes, you name it. Some were vibrant, some were laid back, some were bright, some were dark you name it. One performance (my personal favorite) had all types of clothes. There were so many different colors! There was red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, pink, magenta, maroon, gold, black and brown. There were at least 15 colors that I saw!!
The lighting in the performances was amazing, spectacular, and fabulous all combined! There was every color in the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet). Some were light/bright, and some were dark. Some were colorful, some were dull.
The dances in the performances were all very, very different. For instance, the first dance was a swing dance, the second was classical, the third was merengue salsa, the fourth was contemporary, the fifth was modern, and the sixth was jazz. They were all different but they all had a special thing to it that made it to be its greatest self.
The styles of the dances were different, but in the end, they all had one thing in common that every dance has … A story. The dance with (my personal favorite story) was the third dance. The story was about a young couple in love that broke up. But deep down they knew that they still loved each other, and they tried to get back together again even after all the mistakes that they made. Another one was about slaves trying to escape but getting caught. At the same time, refugees trying to go somewhere but not being allowed to do so. Then, there’s one guy left with his friend’s dead for attempting to escape and out of the blue he gets mood swings. He would laugh and then cry and then laugh again.