Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
Founded by master teacher, choreographer, and cultural ambassador Cleo Parker Robinson in 1970, this Denver-based distinguished modern dance company is renowned for a dynamic body of work inspired by the African American experience and rooted in dance forms and traditions worldwide. Having recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance returned to the Pillow for the first time in two decades. Their retrospective program features masterworks that drew from a richly diverse and historic repertoire: "Ragtime" (choreographed by Katherine Dunham), "Crossing the Rubicon" (choreographed by Donald McKayle), "Mary Don’t You Weep" (choreographed by Cleo Parker Robinson), "Salomé’s Daughters" (choreographed by Nejla Yatkin), and "Catharsis" (choreographed by Garfield Lemonius). PROGRAM: Ragtime; choreography: Katherine Dunham; music: Scott Joplin. Mary Don't You Weep; choreography: Cleo Parker Robinson; music: Eric Gale. Crossing the Rubicon: Passing the Point of No Return; choreography: Donald McKayle; music: Anoushka Shankar. Catharsis; choreography; Garfield Lemonius; music: David Lang, Ezio Bosso, Arvo Pärt. Salome's Daughters; choreography: Nejla Y. Yatkin; music: A.R. Rahman, Lelonek. Includes introduction by Pamela Tatge, voice recordings of Cleo Parker Robinson, and Post-Show Talk with Melanie George, Cleo Parker Robinson, and Winifred Harris.
In Festival 2022 Performances
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