BONFILS THEATRE'S FESTIVAL CARAVAN
Festival de Colores featuring Cleo Parker Robinson and her dance troupe, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance.
1974 Newspaper article announcing Festival Caravan lineup. Including the band Pride with Ron Henry, Jim Turner - saw player, Schyleen Qualls - MC and Poet and the United Mime Workers.
Part of the University of Denver's Festival Caravan display - 2017 (they produced a documentary about Festival Caravan at the Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library.
The brainchild of the Father of Denver Theatre, Henry Lowenstein, the Bonfils Theatre's Festival Caravan was a program of free shows that traveled with a portable stage to Denver area parks for several weeks in the summertime from 1973 - 1985. Focusing on the rich diversity of the metropolitan area, Festival Caravan presented a wide range of exciting entertainment — it was truly a celebration of different cultures presented under the stage lights and the stars! Of note, The University of Denver's Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library produced a documentary in 2017 about Festival Caravan. Visit their website to view the documentary (30 minutes long) that includes some interviews with key participants. NOTE: you will be directed away from this site. CLICK HERE.