Welcome to the new Cleo Parker Robinson Dance podcast series! This series will feature a diversity of uplifting and informative conversations with not only Cleo Parker Robinson, Founder, and Artistic Director of the nearly 50-year-old Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, but also some of the most respected and influential people in the arts - dance, music, theatre, and artistic technical innovation. From front-of-house to back-stage, from Denver to locales around the world.... we'll take you there, with new guests and new conversations every week
Board Vice President
Shale Wong, MD, MSPH, is a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics and family medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, teaching child health, advocacy, policy and health care reform with focused interests in integrated care and achieving health equity. She is director of the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center and Vice Chair for Policy and Advocacy in the Department of Pediatrics. Wong served as health policy advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama for development and implementation of her signature child obesity initiative, Let’s Move, and assisted in launching Joining Forces to improve wellness and resilience of military families. Additionally, she was a senior program consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Wong continues to serve on several national and community boards. As a lifelong dancer, she is inspired to advance health through the arts.
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This excerpt is from the KUVO interview found on Youtube Virtual Five Points Jazz 2020 video (2020)
2020 FIVE POINTS JAZZ FESTIVAL IS GOING VIRTUAL SATURDAY, MAY 16, 6-8 p.m..
This free festival takes place the third Saturday of May every year and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood.
Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many more!
This year Denver Arts & Venues will be partnering with Rocky Mountain Public Media (Rocky Mountain PBS, KUVO JAZZ and THE DROP) to present the Five Points Jazz Festival virtually on TV, radio and online in lieu of the annual day-long event in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.
The virtual event will be presented as a two-hour, state-wide television broadcast on Rocky Mountain PBS, Saturday, May 16, 6-8 p.m., a two-hour radio show on KUVO JAZZ Saturday, May 16, 8-10 p.m., aired on KUVO JAZZ 89.3 FM, streaming at kuvo.org, and on-demand video event on ArtsandVenues.com/5PJF.
In addition, the two-hour video broadcast will be presented on the Denver Arts & Venues, Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO social media channels. KUVO JAZZ will play segments from past festivals all day on May 16 to celebrate the festivities. RMPBS will rebroadcast the program on May 22, 8-10 p.m.
Cleo's guest today is her long-time friend and colleague, Dr. Harvey Milkman. They have collaborated on numerous projects, combining the science of psychology with the creative arts to shape new elements of healing and enpowerment for young people struggling with various issues of dependancy and displacement.
As we're all aware , the importance of maintaining our physical and mental well-being is of even greater significance than we could have imagined just a short time ago. In the absence of access to studios and work-out facilities, we're needing to find new ways to exercise - and yet, do so safely and effectively. Our guests today Jan Dunn and Sutton Anker have information to share that will insure we all stay strong and healthy - and that we have a great time doing so.Cleo speaks health and dance with :
Jan Dunn, MS
Co-Director, Denver Dance Medicine Associates
Co-Chair, The Bridge Dance Project
Past President - IADMS (International Association for Dance Medicine & Science)
USA Advisory Board - SiDI (Safe in Dance International)
Dance Wellness Editor - 4dancers.org
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance - Dance Medicine Team
Sutton Anker, MSc, is my colleague who works with DDMA as a dance trainer, and also works with both SiDI (Safe in Dance International) and IADMS, the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science.
Today, we're talking with Amelia Dietz, Director of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Academy. Having been a professional dancer and a member of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble for 6 seasons, Amelia has brought a unique perspective to the further development of a vibrant and innovative schedule of classes for the Academy, and is now directing CyberDance 2020 - bringing an ever-growing offering of virtual classes for students of all ages and levels of ability to access from home.
Has always ...Enjoy!
The following podcast is an excerpt where Cleo speaks about the iconic and historical Katherine Dunham master work, "Barrelhouse Blues".
From the PBS Documentary Free to Dance Episode 2: "Step of the Gods" (part I)
An Online Youtube Video
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