Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum: A digital performance, and part of our 50th season!

How the World Celebrates the Holidays, Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum is now available to a global audience from its home in Denver.

Ticket on sale now!

Streaming for one month from December 5, 2020 to January 2, 2021

Even in challenging times, the magic of “Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum” continues! Guided by the Three Angels of the Rainbow, Granny visits Africa, the Americas, Mexico, Asia, and the Caribbean to celebrate the joy of Holiday Times!  From the African Harvest to Kwanzaa, from the Chinese New Year to Junkanoo…. a celebration of both diversity and oneness!

A Denver family tradition for 29 years, this incredible blend of dance, music, and spoken word lifts the spirit and fills the heart with joy, love, and peace!

The 70-minute performance features Cleo Parker Robinson as Shakti, Chloe Abel as Cantadora, and Cedric Hall as the Griot. Margarita Taylor returns as Granny in this Annual holiday season performance.

Granny Dances with the Denver Stars: A creative alternative to our annual Dancing with the Denver Stars Gala!

Our Junkanoo Ticket ($75 per household) is a part of our new fundraiser.  Purchase this ticket to receive the digital Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum, with special community guests! Junkanoo tickets include a Zoom Happy Hour Celebration with Cleo Parker Robinson, the cast, and our special community STARs!

Amy Parsons, chair of this unique event, as well as our 2021 Gala, helped bring together a fantastic group of companies, and individuals. Thank you Amy, 2020 Stars, and 2020 Sponsors:

  • Todd Marksberry & Canvas Credit Union
  • CHFA
  • Colorado State University
  • Cristal DeHerrera & DIA
  • Dianne Briscoe Mackenzie
  • Jason Clark & Empower
  • Michelle Marcano-Johnson & Janus Henderson
  • LC Williams
  • Amy Parsons & Mozzafiato
  • Gillian Bidgood & Polsinelli
  • Safeway
  • US Bank
  • Vectra

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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is dedicated to bringing to life choreography from emerging and master artists. CPRD is proud to perform pieces from each of these renowned artists:

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