In Rita Blitt's first collaboration with Parsons, she made an acrylic wall sculpture for the performance of “Dream Against Day,” which was danced at Dance Theater Workshop.
Blitt sketched Parsons as he taught a class in grade school. Later, these drawings were in an exhibition accompanied by Haiku poetry by poet Collette Inez, who wrote a poem specifically for each drawing.
In 2005, Inez recited these poems in a New York program entitled "Rita Blitt and Friends." The poems were accompanied by Jason McDole improvising a dance and Dr. Michael Udow playing percussion.
Parsons and Blitt collaborated for “The Dance Technology Project” with The Atlanta Ballet and Georgia Institute of Technology. Images of Blitt's dancing lines appeared on the dancers' bodies and moved with them as they danced.
In 2002, Parsons and Blitt met with Lois Greenfield and the dancers of the Parsons Dance company at Lois’s Tri Becca studio for a spontaneous photo shoot, which resulted in the 6-minute film "Caught in Paint." The video is an amazing creative success that has won 16 awards and been presented in over 130 film festivals. Motion Picture Magazine showed it at a 2008 party in Cannes, after it won first prize in their competition.
Parsons selected Blitt's 1980s oval series for inspiration for his new dance, “Finding Center.” This dance, projecting Blitt's art 26-feet tall, premiered at the Kaufman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City, and had its New York premier at the Joyce Theater in January 2016. Among other American venues, it has also been performed in Milan, Venice and Rome, in 2017.