On September 14, 15 and 16, at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance will perform the North American premier of Katherine Dunham’s extraordinary and powerful choreography “SOUTHLAND.” Special discount tickets are available – see below for details.

This dance presents an evocative narrative of love, racial violence (lynching), profound collective grief and striking community endurance. The dance premiered in Argentina and France in 1951, but was considered too controversial for US audiences of the times. An extremely moving and elegant piece, by one of the masters of American modern dance, SOUTHLAND is being performed now for the first time in the United States.

Each performance will be followed by a “talk-back” session enabling the audience to have a conversation with scholars, community activists and dancers about the 21st century significance of this remarkable work. The facilitators of the opening night session will be Drs. Vincent and Rachel Harding, of the Veterans of Hope Project/Iliff School of Theology and the University of Colorado Denver.

Because of the subject matter, SOUTHLAND is recommended for adult and teen audiences. Parents should use their discretion in bringing children to the performance due to the inclusion of a scene that might be disturbing to younger viewers.

In addition to “SOUTHLAND” the performance will include the Denver premier of a new work by Haitian choreographer, Jeanguy Saintus.

DISCOUNT TICKETS of $20.00 are available through the Newman Center website. This is a 50% discount off of the regular admission price of $40.00!!

To take advantage of the discount tickets, go to www.newmantix.com Click on “Buy Now” and scroll to the bottom of the screen to click on “More Events at the Newman Center.” To purchase $20.00 tickets (+ 2.00 Newman Center fee) for SOUTHLAND for Sept 14, 15 or 16, use the code word JUSTICE in the promo code box. That’s a savings 50% off the full price.

September 14, 15, 16 2012 – Newman Center for the Performing Arts (Corner of Iliff and University Blvd)  University of Denver – 303 295 1759 x13 or www.cleoparkerdance.org for more information.

Due to certain historic depictions, this concert is intended for teens and adults. PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED.