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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

Friday, February 27, 2009; 8:00 pm
Williams College '62 Center for Theatre and Dance 

In collaboration with Williams College and MASS MoCA, MCLA is proud to present the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.  A week of working with students and community members will culminate in an opportunity to see one of the nation's premiere African-American dance companies perform at the Williams '62 Center for Theater and Dance.

The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble will pay tribute to dance great Katherine Dunham, in recognition of what would have been her 100th year.

Also join CPRDE at MCLA Gallery 51 on February 26, 2009 for the opening reception of Locus, an exhibition curated by Lauren Wolk.


Cleo Parker Robinson Dance EnsembleThe Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble 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.

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.

"Cleo Parker Robinson is one of the most glamorously feisty company directors in American dance..." - New York Times





To buy tickets, call 413.662.5204.
To become a member and support this great work, call 413.662.5224.
For more information, call 413.664.8718.