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Fine Arts Center presents World Premiere of New Work from Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 21, 2021) — The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) will present the renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble on Oct. 30, 2021, with additional performances from Justice Miles and Colorado College Dance Workshop.

The ensemble will perform a repertoire of recent work, including the world premiere of “R.I.Power” a new piece choreographed by Cleo Parker Robinson. The work is set to “Reclaiming: Eight Minutes and Forty-six Seconds of Ju Ju” a collaboration between composer Michael Sawyer and musician Nicholas Payton that layers actual recorded interactions between Black citizens and law enforcement with an original musical score.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance was founded in 1970 and celebrated its 50th season in 2020. The nationally recognized modern dance company performs a dynamic body of works inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions worldwide. Using the universal language of dance to honor the African Diaspora, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance explores the human condition, champions social justice, unites people of all ages and races, and ultimately celebrates the complexity of life through movement.

The program also includes a performance from Justice Miles inspired by the Amazonian water lily and Colorado College Dance Workshop, which will perform a piece inspired by the resilience inherited from ancestors.

Tickets are $10 and are available at or through the FAC box office at (719) 634-5583. The FAC currently requires proof of COVID vaccination or a negative test result within 72 hours of visit for entry.


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PLEASE NOTE: Exposure to COVID-19 is possible in public places. The FAC and Colorado College continue to closely monitor developments in the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by COVID-19. More information available on the Colorado College website.


Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The story of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College (FAC) began with the founding of the Broadmoor Art Academy 1919. A museum, performing arts theatre, and community art school, the FAC is a pillar in the cultural community of the Rocky Mountain West providing innovative, educational, and multi-disciplinary arts experiences designed to elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. The FAC and Colorado College recognize and honor the original inhabitants of the land on which it resides. For more information about the FAC, visit or follow on Facebook @CSFineArtsCenter.