Troupe’s Pittsburgh debut explores minstrel parades from different cultures

Photo by Jerry Metellus

By Steve Sucato

Just as food and music have created connections between cultures, dance, too, has bound one culture to another. In her latest work, Bamboula: Musicians’ Brew, for Denver-based Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, choreographer Millicent Johnnie explores the cross-cultural connections between the Zulu minstrel parades of New Orleans and the Minstrel Carnival in Cape Town, South Africa.The work headlines Cleo Parker Robinson Dance’s Pittsburgh debut, Feb. 19 and 20, at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater…

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