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The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble presents Journeys, exploring the diverse, yet shared, paths that we all travel. This 90-minute performance includes four major works as well as spoken word.

Journeys, presented by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Denver Arts and Venues, September 25 and 26 at The Ellie Cauklins Opera House, is a bold and beautiful array of two World Premieres, a Denver Premiere, and a dynamic celebration of Haitian tradition.

More about the pieces you will see…

The Four Journeys, choreographed by Maesta Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernández, and commissioned by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance with the support of the New England Foundation for the Arts, was in development for two years during COVID and is a testament to the power of art transcending borders, with technology linking artists.  Hernández utilizes the story of Mexican Saint Catarina de San Juan (aka China Poblana, ca. 1607-1688), a slave captured in India and brought to Mexico via the Philippines. The work explores Mexico’s four root cultures—Indigenous, Spanish, Asian, and African—in a multi-media production embracing elements of each heritage. Maestra Basanta will be in Denver for the World Premiere!

Freedom Dance, music created by Denver’s Grammy Award-winning jazz icon Dianne Reeves, will be performed live by Reeves with choreography by Cleo Parker Robinson. This World Premiere work is a long-awaited collaboration between these two remarkable artists.

Standing On The Shoulderscommissioned by the Vail Valley Foundation, is hot off of the Vail Dance Festival stage. Created by Cleo Parker Robinson to the music of Omar Thomas, this work was the finale presentation of the 2021 festival, celebrating unity, renewal, and reunion.

Fusion by Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus, expresses the myriad cultural legacies of Indigenous, African, and French influences with folk, improvisation, and voudoun vibrance in color and movement. We are delighted that Mr. Saintus will also join us in Denver for the Fall Concert!

Adult ticket pricing varies by seat location ($75-$45). Tickets are $25 for those under 18 and our Elders over 65.

In order to attend Journeys at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, patrons 12 yrs old and older must have proof of vaccination or negative covid test.

Proof can be presented one of three ways:

  • Physical copy of vaccination card
  • Photo of the front and back of card
  • The MyColorado App preloaded with your vaccination status.

If you are not vaccinated we ask that you bring proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (taken within 48 hours). More information on testing can be found here.

To allow for the best possible experience and to keep our artists on stage and audiences in the seats we will also require that face covering be worn by all audience members 5 and older. Thank you for your understanding and for helping keep our community safe and healthy!

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