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Artists' Connectivity Series: Open Space Season 3

30th Anniversary SPECIAL EPISODE

GROW GLOW GO: The Sankofa of Black Dance
In Dialogue with Cleo Parker Robinson and Neil Barclay

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 5:30pm-7:30pm ET 

Guests: Neil Barlclay (The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History) & Cleo Parker Robinson (Cleo Parker Robinson Dance)















Choreographer, dance pioneer and visionary Cleo Parker Robinson joins her friend Neil Barclay, President and CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum, for a wide-ranging conversation about the complexities of Black identity in dance. Those tuning in are invited to ask questions and participate in the discussion.


This special event is part of Open Space, an artist connectivity series devoted to addressing pressing issues in the field of dance, and is presented in partnership with The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), the Charles H. Wright Museum, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, Sheffield Global Arts Management, KMP Artists and University Musical Society of the University of Michigan

This series is a collaboration between Francine Sheffield (Sheffield Global Arts Management) and Kristopher McDowell (KMP Artists) in partnership with The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD). Together we will host an Artist Connectivity Series specially for Dance Artists of Color in the United States. This Connectivity Series will be announced soon for International artists living outside of the contiguous United States.

As we move through this crisis together, this Connectivity Series will serve as a platform for Dance Artists of Color to share their collective experiences pre-COVID-19 and design and navigate the path forward. The design of this “open connection space” is to create a casual, virtual platform for artists at all stages in their careers to engage in a dialogue about pressing issues affecting the field and dream about what our collective “next“ can and will be.

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