Cleo Parker Robinson

Influencia Jazz Tickets

Oct 16, 2014

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Tim Reid’s Legacy Media Institute presents Jazz from Cuba--The Influencia ensemble, Tuesday, October 21, at 7 p.m., Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater. 

The talented six-member, youthful jazz group has been a driving force in keeping traditional and classic jazz alive in Cuba.

Joanne Davidson of the Denver Post spoke to Cleo Parker Robinson about her first meeting with Maya Angelou, and the friendship that blossomed after working together on "Lush Life."  Read the column here.

Cleo Parker Robinson takes to the stage herself this weekend (and next) in her company's 4th annual winter production "Cleo on Cleo."  Seasoned members of the company will dance newly choreographed pieces, and the youngest dancers will re-interpret her repertory works.

"I'll be dancing 'Motherless Child' with (singers) Arthur Jones and LaTanya Hutchins from the Spirituals Project ," exclaimed Denver's world famous dance diva.  "There are a lot of men dancing too, and I love that."  A new piece will honor Nelson Mandela, including music from John Coltrane and Art Blakey.