WSU Performing Arts

Spring Series

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

CLEO PARKER ROBINSON DANCE
presents "MictlanRx"

Saturday, February 10, 2018
7:30 p.m. at Jones Theatre, Daggy Hall

Copresented with Festival Dance & Performing Arts.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance uses the language of movement to honor African American heritage and explore the human condition.

"MictlanRx" showcases the life and struggles of indigenous and Afro-Mexican people. It was created for CPRD by Mexican artists Betsy Pardo and Jairo Heli, lead choreographer of Guadalajara's Crisol Dance.

Mictlan is a traditional place of the dead, and Heli views the preservation and recognition of cultural traditions and identity as a much-needed method of healing against the ills of contemporary society—hence the title "MictlanRx."

Through an audacious and avant-garde dance vocabulary, "MictlanRx" urges us to reflect on how socio-economic systems influence diverse indigenous and Afro-Mestizo communities. How are they consumed in body and soul by the modern world? How do they begin their spiritual journey to Mictlan, a place where everything is festive, warm, colorful, and where life never ends and everyone is equal?

Performed with the donkey jawbone, a traditional Afro-Mexican instrument, "MictlanRx" offers a powerful reflection on Mexico's Afro-Indigenous people and their unique cycles of oppression and triumph through cultural heritage and tradition.

     

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