2021 BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

Rise & Move!

Throughout February: Free Livestream courtesy of Colorado Ballet

The MOVE/Ment: Behind the Scenes | Black Lives Matter, June 2020. Conversations with Cleo Parker Robinson, and Ensemble member of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance; Company members of Colorado Ballet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdYwsPzDBeo&feature=youtu.be

The MOVE/ment: Performance recorded on the stage of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, March 2019 World Premiere. Choreographed by Cleo Parker Robinson, this performance is a unique collaboration of dance artists from Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Colorado Ballet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stFOe4VUHZw&feature=youtu.be

 

CPRD Arts-In-Education Programs For Students/Educators and Parents

The Colorado Symphony Lift Every Voice series, which was the first use of the rebuilt CPRD Theatre stage January 28, is a collaboration with CPRD, Fiesta Colorado, and the Colorado Symphony. Their series, including the collaboration mentioned here, is online and can be accessed through their Education Outreach person Jesse Martinez. The CPRD collaboration is available during—and after—February Black History Month. The link for the series and the performance: https://coloradosymphony.org/education/youth-concerts and jmartinez@coloradosymphony.org.

CPRD Arts-In-Education Programs are accessible and include study guides, and include Black Culture themes. The newly launched Latin Tales Program (sponsored by PNC Bank’s Grow Up Great program), has 40 registered schools around Colorado and elsewhere around the U.S. Educators and parents can access these by contacting Shelby Jarosz, CPRD Senior Director of Programs and Education: shelby@cleoparkerdance.org. CPRD’s AIE programs include performances and study guides from Black History and many other cultures—all year long. For more AIE program information, please visit our Arts-In-Education page on this website.

 

February 9, 2021 | 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. MDT

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College 

A discussion about The MOVE/ment with Cleo Parker Robinson, choreographer; Founder/Artistic Director, CPRD; Winfred Harris, Associate Artistic Director, and Chloé-Grant Abel, Rehearsal Director. The 2019 World Premiere of Ms. Parker Robinson’s Civil Rights Masterwork/Modern Ballet on the stage of Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House was a collaboration with Colorado Ballet.

Recorded version of the event on this webpage: https://fac.coloradocollege.edu/connect/cleo-parker-robinson-move-ment/

 

 

February 10, 2021 | 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. MDT Livestream | February 11, 2021 online

Aurora Fox Arts Center Journey Through Our Heritage Performance Series

Please contact us if you are interested in viewing the archival recording: info@cleoparkerdance.org.

 

Grow Glow Go: The Sankofa of Black Dance

February 10, 2021 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. MDT | 5:30 to 7:30pm EDT 

In Dialogue with Cleo Parker Robinson and Neil Barclay. Moderated by Toran X. Moore 

Choreographer, dance pioneer and visionary Cleo Parker Robinson joins her friend Neil Barclay, President and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum, for a wide-ranging conversation about the complexities of Black identity in dance. Those tuning in are invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Recorded version of the event: https://ums.org/performance/cleo-parker-robinson-in-conversation/

 

February 21, 2021 | 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. MDT | Livestream only

Rise & Move! at Lone Tree Arts LIVESTREAM: Passport to Culture

Ticket Prices: Pay what you can www.lonetreearts.org/showinfo.php?id=1261

Please scroll down for a description of the performance which is also offered at the DL Parsons Center of Northglenn Arts.

 

February 25 & 26, 2021, 7:30 p.m. MDT

Northglenn Arts DL Parsons Center

Rise & Move!

Dance Concert with 50 live seats (limited) and virtual concert access

https://northglennarts.org/production/rise-move/

Ticket Prices: Adult $15 | Student/Senior/Military $13 | Livestream $20 | Tickets also available at 303-450-8800

From the Northglenn Arts article on Rise & Move:

The world-famous Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble will perform “Rise & Move,” which celebrates diversity, equity, community, and carry the holiday spirit of Kwanzaa into 2021.

This commitment to diversity has spread throughout the city. The City of Northglenn government and the Northglenn Arts & Humanities Foundation have each made diversity a high-level goal in their 5-year action plans.

“It has always been a goal for Northglenn Arts to provide the opportunity for diverse stories to be told,” said Cultural Programs Supervisor Michael Stricker. “No matter the medium, the arts represent a wonderfully neutral area where all types of artists can come to tell their story in front of an audience as diverse as they are.”

The audience situation this year will be dramatically different than when Cleo Parker Robinson Dance graced the D.L. Parsons last February. Only 50 audience members will be allowed per event, and all of them must wear masks. But don’t worry if you’re concerned about crowds or can’t obtain tickets. The two shows will be livestreamed, so you can watch from anywhere with internet access.

For more information on the shows, go to www.northglennarts.org.

2020 Dancing with the Denver STARS - Cancelled

Dear Friends, Supporters, Alumni and STARS….it is with a heavy heart that we made the decision to cancel this year’s Dancing with the Denver Stars.

We will have information about a few smaller fundraising opportunities in the coming weeks.

For questions, ideas, or if your company would still like to support CPRD during our 50th year, please contact hillary@cleoparkerdance.org

2019 Dancing with the Denver Stars - Recap

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