AFTER-SCHOOL: AYE is a 26-week cultural enrichment/academic collaborative program between CPRD and the Math Literacy Project that offers workshops for inner city youth. The AYE project is designed to develop a strong sense of self-awareness and community consciousness within each individual participant. The program provides culturally competent artistic enrichment activities, leadership development workshops as well as math and science workshops. In 2000, CPRD received the Coming Up Taller Award by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities for after-school programming.
SEASON OF SCHOOLS
Since 1970, the Season of Schools Performance Series has touched well over half a million residents in the greater Denver area by means of the school system. This program is part of an on-going effort to incorporate the arts into the established curriculum of the public schools. Through performance and workshop techniques, the Ensemble involves students in the magic of the modern dance experience.
Cleo Parker Robinson and her Ensemble believe in the importance of dance and education. The Season of Schools offers students of all ages the opportunity to learn about the many languages of dance, such as ballet, modern, tap, african, and jazz. Demonstrating lifts and leaps, the dancers leave the students in awe, while at the same time demonstrating the important qualities of trust, tolerance and interdependence that we all must develop in life. All this is followed by a small performance from the company repertoire. During the 45 minutes program the students will not only learn by watching but will also have the opportunity to join the Ensemble in dance!
For more information on how to bring the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble into your school for an interactive program of dance and fun call (303) 295-1759 ext. 14 or e-mail the CPRD at firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER DANCE INSTITUTE (ISDI)
International Summer Dance Institute One Spirit Many Voices. In 2011 Cleo Parker Robinson will host the 17th Annual International Summer Dance Institute. ISDI is an intensive residency program that hosts master teachers from around the world in residence. The Institute provides a creative and diverse atmosphere for personal and artistic development. Professional and pre-professional classes are designed for teens and adults seeking to advance to the next level. Summer guest faculty represent the best in various fields creative industries including commercial, concert, Broadway and cultural dance. The Institute features a week-long children’s cultural arts camp for kids ages 5-12. Children are immersed in cultural traditions of diverse people from around the world. With an emphasis on traditions of Africa and the diaspora, students learn and develop a global consciousness through organic cultural exchanges with guest artists and the gifts of dance, song, history and storytelling that they bring. Students also study under the professional tutelage of the CPRD Ensemble learning the fundamentals of Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap and Ballet.
For more information please call 303-295-1759, ext. 10.
Please review this year’s brochure for specific classes, dates and times.