Depicting the confluence of Indigenous, European, African and Asian cultures focused on Mexican folk icon Catarina de San Juan’s global journey from India to 17th-century Mexico By Patricia Smith The Four Journeys is a new ballet conceived by Maestra Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernandez, Artistic Director of Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, that examines the confluence of culture in Mexico from its diverse Indigenous heritage to the historic influences of European, African and Asian […]
In 1991, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) presented its inaugural production of Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum. What began as a story recounting global holiday traditions through dance is now — for the first time — being shared with audiences around the world.
Fifty years ago, two young women of color put it all on the line to create a dance company in Denver, Colorado. Cleo Parker Robinson, Founder, and Schyleen Qualls Brown, new Poet-In-Residence and founding member, sought to convene community, art and dance.