Dance preview: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble

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From the March 21, 2013 edition

This Denver-based dance troupe, whose repertoire revolves around contemporary and African-American dance traditions, will present “Fusion,” a new work by choreographer Jeanguy Saintus.

“Fusion” evokes the emotional strength displayed by Haitian artists after the earthquake in 2010 totaled their country, from which Saintus hails.

The ballet mixes traditional form with folkloric dance, and despite the content’s sadness, hope reigns supreme.

Photo by Kevin Yatarola