Our 50th Anniversary Season closes with Compassion featuring both critically acclaimed signature works and the world premiere of two new works.

ComePassion blends generations and genres of dance in a hybrid concert of five works (three performed live and two pre-recorded).

Check Cashing day, Live

Choreographer: Cleo Parker Robinson. Created in tribute to the rich jazz history of Kansas City and the music of Bobby Watson, Bettye Miller, and Milt Abel, this work honors each generation’s voice, speaking the truth of the struggle for equality and justice through the power of music, dance, and spoken word.


Depouille (Bare): A Moving Meditation, Live

Choreographer: Winfred Harris, CPRD Associate Artistic Director. “This work pays homage to the consistent steady part of us that recognizes our connection to our greater being. Through triumphs and chaos we move bare and baring ourselves to our ever-evolving lives.


Black Angels

Choreographer:Robert Sher-Machherndl.

Internationally renowned Viennese choreographer, Robert Sher- Machherndl, creates a new commissioned work Black Angels for CPRD. It views African American lives through the lens of a Boulder, Colo.-based choreographer from Austria

MOVE: From the Inside Out!

Choreographer: Ray Mercer. Move is an inventive ensemble ballet that embraces and celebrates the spirit of dance in three parts, and is accompanied with a poem/spoken word performance.


The Four Journeys: Excerpt from a Documentary In Progress

Choreographer: Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernández. is an international masterwork scheduled for its World Premiere Fall 2021 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. Four Journeys migrates across centuries of cultural crossroads by Indigenous, Spanish, European, and Asian peoples in Mexico and the North American continent.