Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

World Premiere

ADF Commission


Reynolds Industries Theater

Tuesday, July 2, 8:00pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2:00pm & 8:00pm


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ADF Commission!

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies. Under the direction of Cleo Parker Robinson, the ensemble performs a dynamic body of works inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide. The company will bring both old and new works to ADF 2019 including Donald McKayle’s last work, Uprooted, a piece that deals with undocumented immigrants, Mourner’s Bench by Talley Beatty, Barrelhouse Blues by Katherine Dunham, Catharsis by Garfield Lemonius, and a new ADF-commissioned work, Resist, by Micaela Taylor, a Los Angeles choreographer included on Dance Magazine’s 2019 “25 to watch” list.

Post-performance discussion is Tuesday, July 2.

New Work is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works.

Large print PDF of program available here.