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Harper Distinguished Speaker Series

Annual lecture by a liberal arts leader


This annual free lecture series brings to Denver a prominent leader from a liberal arts field. Made possible, in part, by the Heber Harper Humanities Distinguished Lectureship Endowment.

One Spirit, Many Voices
Presented by Cleo Parker Robinson

Thursday, April 12, 2018
University of Denver
Davis Auditorium (Room 248)
Sturm Hall
2000 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

Free. Light refreshments provided

Register below, or call 303-871-2425

5:30 p.m. — Reception (light appetizers)
7:00 p.m. — Lecture, One Spirit, Many Voices, presented by Cleo Parker Robinson

parker robinsonDenver icon and DU alumna Cleo Parker Robinson (BA '70, psychology, elementary education), founder and artistic director of internationally-renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, shares her stories of the challenges, struggles, and triumphs of both her personal and artistic life as she championed her vision of bringing the power, passion, and beauty of dance to the world community. Her philosophy of "One Spirit, Many Voices" is reflected in all she does, and is the vision she brings to everyone she meets, everywhere she goes.

Parker Robinson is founder, artistic director and choreographer of the 40+ year-old Denver-based artistic institution, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. She leads a professional dance Ensemble, Youth Ensemble, a School of Dance, an International Summer Dance Institute, a theatre, and numerous community outreach programs. She has received multiple honors and awards from civic, community, and artistic organizations around the world. Today, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance represents one of the largest cultural arts institutions in the Rocky Mountain region serving more 60,000 people each year. 

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