February 11, 2023

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

Event Details

Date & Time

Saturday, Feb 11, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


Event Link

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Cost

Tickets starting at $15 for students


Location

Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center 211 E Desmet Ave Spokane, WA


Event Type & Tags

  • Arts Culture
  • Diversity Inclusion
  • Student Life

About This Event

The modern dance group led by Cleo Parker Robinson is coming to Gonzaga University’s Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center to perform “The Four Journeys” by Amalia Vivianna Basnata on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 pm. The show will feature the spirited, African-inspired dance ensemble that is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies.  
 
The dance company, which Cleo Parker Robinson started in 1970, has been enjoyed by an estimated 2,000,000 fans from 40 different countries on five continents. The group presents an incredible body of works inspired by the African American experience while also rooted in modern dance tradition. Both iconic and emerging artists are drawn to the company as it enters its 52nd season.
 
The ensemble's founder, Cleo Parker Robinson, is also the artistic director and choreographer for the dance group. She teaches both youth and professional dance ensembles and has a multitude of awards celebrating her many decades of experience. These accolades include the Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence, induction into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, and three honorary doctorates. She is also one of two artists appointed by President Bill Clinton to the National Council on the Arts in 1998.
 
Audience members of all ages are encouraged to attend Cleo Parker Robinson’s Ensemble perform on the Myrtle Woldson stage on February 11th. The transformative performance will create a space where people of all backgrounds can come together to celebrate the rich history of modern dance.