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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Emotional power -- Unbridled joy -- Tiger like intensity
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
Performs Saturday, May 9 at 8:00 PM
Taos Community Auditorium

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance has transformed the stage into a sanctuary of healing art by entertaining, elevating and educating for more than thirty years. Guided by the pioneering vision of Cleo Parker Robinson, the Ensemble continues to uplift and excite audiences worldwide through an explosive body of works inspired by the African American experience and rooted in Black dance traditions.

Made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and presented by the Taos Center for the Arts, Sirusware, Taos Mountain Casino and the The Taos News, the ensemble takes the stage with a program consisting of dances such as Dance as Ritual choreographed to traditional African music, Ragtime a piece choreographed by Katherine Dunham to the music of Scott Joplin and Sketches of Spain Choreographed by Cleo Parker Robinson to the music of Miles Davis.

A former student of Katherine Dunham, CLEO PARKER ROBINSON is founder, executive artistic director and choreographer of the 38-year-old artistic institution, CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE, based in Denver. She is a master teacher/choreographer and cultural ambassador who has taught and performed with her troupe in such diverse places as Iceland, Singapore, Hawaii, Nassau, Belize, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, throughout Europe, and on all four corners of the African continent. People of all ages and backgrounds have participated in Ms. Parker Robinson’s workshops and master classes at conservatories, universities and neighborhood dance centers around the globe.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $22 for TCA members and $15 for children 12 and under and may be purchased by calling 575-758-2052 or at FX 18 Gifts and Jewelry on Bent St. in Taos.

For photos and information contact Dancer Dearing at 758-2052 or email
Taos Center for the Arts
133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

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