JAE RAM ARTS & CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE
Invite you to share with us at this time of giving thanks and join our celebration of the Performing Arts in “Rejoicing The Roots”...
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, one of Colorado’s most renowned, enduring contemporary dance ensembles, and Jae Ram Arts’ J.Thomas Tilton are pleased to announce a new digital film release “Rejoicing the Roots”. A film unlike any other, uniquely edited, bringing the thrill of live performance to the big screen.
‘Mournin’ Son’.. is an excerpt from Cleo’s original Spiritual Suite, an offering from her dance ensemble’s early repertoire, featuring Marceline Freeman & Randy Brooks; performed here for the first time with live musical accompaniment directed by Tom Tilton with his Improvisation Music/Theatre Ensemble.
‘A Jazz Suite for Ann’.. is presented here for the first time since the original World Premiere stage production played to over-capacity crowds attending each performance in 1998. Cleo offers tribute to her life long mentor and cousin Ann Henry, who’s legacy as one of the innovator’s of Jazz Dance, inspired this 6 movement Suite. It is uniquely choreographed, narratively and figuratively blending solos and duets into double-ensemble improvisations in a celebration of the freedom of modern American Jazz Dance !