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CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE ENSEMBLE | AUGUST 17⁠—21, 2022

Founded by master teacher, choreographer, and cultural ambassador Cleo Parker Robinson in 1970, this Denver-based distinguished modern dance company is renowned for a dynamic body of work inspired by the African American experience and rooted in dance forms and traditions worldwide.

Having recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance returns to the Pillow for the first time in two decades. Their retrospective program features masterworks that draw from a richly diverse and historic repertoire: Ragtime (choreographed by Katherine Dunham), Crossing the Rubicon (choreographed by Donald McKayle), Mary Don’t You Weep (choreographed by Cleo Parker Robinson), and Catharsis (choreographed by Garfield Lemonius).

Parker Robinson has received a Kennedy Center Medal of Honor, the King M. Trimble Community Award, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

Additional programming to be announced. 

WATCH CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE ENSEMBLE ON JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE INTERACTIVE:
Event Dates
Wednesday, Aug 17

8:00 PM

Thursday, Aug 18

8:00 PM

Friday, Aug 19

8:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 20

2:00 PM

Saturday, Aug 20

8:00 PM

Sunday, Aug 21

2:00 PM

Cleo Parker Robinson
Dance Ensemble

At Ted Shawn Theatre: Aug 17 - Aug 21