A Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Production

Feb 25, 2021 - Feb 26, 2021


Celebrate the beauty, power, and Umoja of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance during Black History Month! Umoja is the first principle of Kwanzaa, and it speaks of a time for unity.

"In developing our Rise & Move performance at the DL Parsons Theatre for Northglenn Arts, the theme from the first day of Kwanzaa entered my mind and heart. Umoja (Unity) focusses on togetherness and community; it refers to the African saying 'I Am Because We Are.' Rise & Move celebrates and understands the beauty, power, and passion of Unity—we all need each other. Arts and dance bring us together with music in mind, body, and spirit. When we are unified in ourselves, we can better connect with others in community. The pieces we will perform for you, whether you see them live or virtually, take our bottled-up energy and inspire getting up and moving together." — Cleo Parker Robinson
The CPRD Ensemble returns to the DL Parsons Theatre to perform works which celebrate diversity, equity, community, and carry the holiday spirit of Kwanzaa into 2021.
(Photo above from The MOVE/ment, with Tyveze Littlejohn and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. The 2019 Civil Rights masterwork choreographed by Cleo Parker Robinson was commissioned for collaboration with Colorado Ballet. The World Premiere performance was during the March 2019 Tour de Force with Colorado Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, and Wonderbound at the Ellie Caulkins Theatre in Denver. Photo: Stan Obert.)