Friday 27 November, 2020

COCO Dance Festival goes online for 2020 theme "Alien"

Photo credits: 
[Dancer in the “X” position]
Dancer Courtenay Thorne (Bdos/T&T) in "Forward" - from COCO 2016
Photo: Denith McNicolls

Photo credits: [Dancer in the “X” position] Dancer Courtenay Thorne (Bdos/T&T) in "Forward" - from COCO 2016 Photo: Denith McNicolls

In keeping with the new world order emerging in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 COCO Dance Festival will be an exciting digital affair, premiering online from October 24 - 25 under the theme ALIEN.

The festival will partner with WACK 90.1FM to stream the festival free of charge on Facebook. 

The performances will speak to being in a stranger-than-fiction world, with both juried and specially invited guests showcasing the work of 24 choreographers from nine countries including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, USA, Latvia, Norway and Mexico.

The COCO production team, composed of Sonja Dumas, Nancy Herrera, Dave Williams and Nicole Wesley said: “Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus some stranger-than-fiction occurrences and events as we deal with a virus and way of life previously alien to us. We have been forced to confront this new landscape in bold new ways - creating a future that involves pushing to the outer limits of familiarity and predictability. Luckily, novelty, alienation and dealing with social nuance are the normal extremes of the lives of artistes and we are both rising to and creating exciting new challenges and wonderful new work. In that vein, COCO will continue to provide platforms for dance artists to respond to their changing environment in the ways they see and experience it.”

For more information and to view the COCO Dance Festival visit: COCO Dance Festival on Facebook or cocodancefestival.org

 

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