Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble has transformed the stage into a sanctuary of healing art by entertaining, elevating and educating for more than 30 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. Legendary and emerging artists alike are drawn by the spirit of the company to create works that transcend the boundaries of culture, class and age while unequivocally communicating the complexity of the human condition.
The Ensemble tours nationwide throughout the year and has performed in many prestigious venues and festivals such as New York City’s Lincoln Center , American Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater, MOJA Festival and Jacob’s Pillow. As Cultural Ambassadors, CPRDE has toured around the world to more than 20 countries including Nigeria, Egypt, Peru, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Singapore, Israel, Kenya and South Africa.
The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble is a world-class dance company whose members serve as cultural ambassadors, sharing the universal language of dance. The Ensemble’s repertoire includes works by Ms. Robinson, as well as such choreographic legends as Donald Byrd, Talley Beatty, Katherine Dunham, Donald McKayle, Milton Myers, Eleo Pomare, Dianne McIntyre, Ron K. Brown, Kevin “Iega” Jeff, David Rousseve, Gary Abbott, Winifred Harris, Nejla Yatkin, Carlos dos Santos Jr., Rosangela Silvestre, and Christopher Huggins, among others.
Don't miss this incredible performance! One Show only! Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:30pm. Tickets $18.50. Student tickets- $14.00. Visit the Ritz Box Office and Ticketmaster.com. Call 904-632-5555 for more information.
April 24, 6:00-7:30pm- Intermediate/Advanced Modern Master Class with CPRD Ensemble Members at The Performers Academy, 3674 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL. Open to the public. Fee-$10.00. For more information, please contact Jacksonville Centre of the Arts at 904-355-5551.