ArtsConnect: Cleo Parker Robinson’s “Firebird” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

CBCA Members and their employees are invited to request up to four complimentary tickets to a special dress rehearsal performance of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance‘s “Firebird” at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Friday, September 15.

This final dress rehearsal will include a full run of show from 2-4pm, with a reception immediately following where you are invited to stay for a drink, appetizers, and socialize with artists and guests.

Unlike traditional versions of this magical ballet which are usually staged in Slavic settings, Cleo Parker Robinson’s lush and innovative interpretation is set in the Hawaiian Islands, with the Firebird being an incarnation of Pele, the Goddess of the Volcano. Historic figures from Hawaiian history – including King Kamehameha and Queen Lili’uokalani – appear as characters in the piece, along with many of the traditional gods and goddesses of Hawaiian culture.

Composer: Igor Stravinsky

Choreographer: Cleo Parker Robinson

CPRD is also partnering with Tabanka, a Norwegian company focused on the African Diaspora. This one-of-a-kind collaboration will be a night of dance you won’t want to miss.

Tabanka Dance Ensemble provides audiences with an exclusive experience of expertly produced high-quality, contemporary dance work, which makes full use of the rhythm, vitality, culture and audience engagement practices of Africa and the Diaspora. Tabanka is firmly planted in the intersection between ground-breaking performance, artist development, education, community & youth engagement. Tabanka is internationally known as the seat of the Talawa Technique™, one of few fully codified African and Caribbean dance techniques.

ArtsConnect events are a CBCA member benefit. These events are first come, first served and nontransferable with limited tickets per member/employee.

Photographs and/or video may be taken at this event. By taking part in this event, you consent to your image/likeness, voice, and/or name being used in photographs and/or film, and any reproductions or adaptations thereafter, by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) for utilization in any and all print and digital media in perpetuity. If you do not wish to be photographed and/or filmed, please contact CBCA at