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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

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 by Micaela Taylor, a Los Angeles choreographer included on Dance Magazine's 2019 "25 to watch" list.