As a part of our 50th anniversary celebration, and in response to our continued need for dance, CPRD has created, or dusted off, a number of virtual offerings!
Run…Sister…Run, A Documentary
Choreographed by Cleo Parker Robinson
Music by Gordon Parks
About: Run…Sister…Run is a 30 minute documentary about Cleo’s piece focusing on Angela Davis during her trial. Angela Davis, American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author, became infamous when her gun was found at the scene of a crime that killed a judge and three African American Men in Marin County, CA in 1970. Cleo looks at her flight from the FBI and subsequent prison time, bringing her story front and center. Angela Davis spent over a year in jail before being acquitted.
Black Angels, currently being workshopped
Choreographed by Robert Sher-Machherndl
About: This new work is being put on the CPRD Ensemble and comments on young African American’s through a foreign artist’s perspective. Black Angels began just before Covid-19 hit, and is now being sucessfully rehearsed on a virtual platform. The 11 minute film below follows Robert, Cleo on the dancers as the create this work on Zoom and with mask on in the outside Cleo Amphitheater in July 2020.