Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) is a multifaceted arts institution springing from its grassroots Model Cities initiative origins in 1970. In 1974, CPRD became a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit organization continuing to build upon its dance school and ensemble. In four decades, CPRD has developed into an internationally esteemed organization that operates beyond the traditional performing arts model.
There are four pillars of the organization, namely, the CPRD Ensemble, Academy, Theatre, and Education programs. Working in concert, CPRD programs have created an oasis where a varied population – by gender, race, age and ethnicity – gather to study and appreciate a modern, cross-cultural approach to creative community development. Today, CPRD represents one of the largest cultural arts institutions in the Rocky Mountain region serving more 60,000 people each year.
CPRD aims to serve as a local anchor and international destination for the study and celebration of culture with an emphasis on dance and its relation to community empowerment and democratic renewal. Through demonstrated success in creative programming, fiscal responsibility, management and artistic development, CPRD aims to foster an environment of collaboration and leadership that advances the highest quality yet accessible and affordable cultural arts programming for all people with particular focus upon under-served communities.
Performance space requirements:
Large open space
Water for artists
Bilingual teachers may be available.
Cleo Parker Robinson will be hosting Dance Africa 2016. Click HERE for more details and to register.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance is available for full or part-time residencies.
Individual workshop and performance prices are determined by each artist. Please contact us for performance and workshop pricing for a particular artist. Visit our Pricing page for other pricing information.
Workshop or Residency or Creative Aging for grades Pre-K through Adult
Workshops with two CPRD dancers in classical ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop or West African dance with up to 25 students per workshop.
Equity Boot Camps
Workshop or Residency for grades Pre-K through Adult
CPRD will facilitate conversations about issues related to race, class, and bias. The approach builds deep relationships between adult colleagues, and between teachers and students. This approach uses dance to facilitate deeper conversation, connection, and to develop a cross-generational dialogue about the issues impacting your community. Through dance and interaction, we bridge the barriers that divide us.
Workshop or Residency or Creative Aging for grades 6th through 12th
Bring a CPRD teaching artist into your school to facilitate awareness of key social issues that can be addressed and expressed through art. A five-part series of one-hour sessions during school culminates in an “art burst” type of performance for peers at school or at a venue outside of school.
Literacy Through The Arts
Workshop or Residency for grades Pre-K through 3rd
This workshop integrates dance and creative movement with age-appropriate books to explore social behavior while encouraging the development of humanitarian qualities.
Workshop for grades Pre-K through 12th
The CPRD Professional Ensemble engages students in discussions about careers in dance. Students may also elect to visit CPRD to participate in Q&A sessions, as well as observing rehearsals and classes.
Repertoire Performance by The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
Performance or Creative Aging for grades Pre-K through 12th
Please contact Cleo Parker Robinson Dance to see what performances are currently available. Performances can occur during or after the school day.
Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum Student Sampler
Performance or Creative Aging for grades Pre-K through 6th
Celebrate the holiday season “Around the Globe”, with dance and spoken word. Granny’s grandchildren narrate diverse holiday festivities – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and more, with a colorful journey with world dance, music, and tradition. The program is only available in the first half of December.