THE 2020 COCO Dance Festival will premiere online from October 24-25, under the theme Alien. The event will be streamed free of charge on Facebook by Wack 90.1FM.
The performances will feature both juried and specially invited guests showcasing the work of 24 choreographers from nine countries including TT, Barbados, Jamaica, USA, Latvia, Norway and Mexico.
According to the COCO production team, composed of Sonja Dumas, Nancy Herrera, Dave Williams and Nicole Wesley, “Covid19 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