FROM THE ORGANISERS:
This new Performance work by the artist A k u z u r u will be presented on two separate days at the COCO Dance Festival 2010: Moving Movement Museum. Performance art, though not traditionally a dance medium, is very much an interactive genre characterized by unrehearsed situations, which establishes uncontrived results. Because of its spontaneous, experimental and extended spatial process as a given, movement and stasis become the engine of its connective projections.
Act 1 RED: the prelude to the main performance on Sunday, will be in motion on Friday 26 November at 8.30pm from the Alice Yard Art Space on the street.
Act 2 WHITE: continuing as a much more extended presentation, will be in motion on Sunday 28 November. Starting at 5.45pm with a walking action from the General Hospital in Port of Spain, around the Queens Park Savannah route to Alice Yard, this performance will continue from Alice Yard at 7.30 pm on the street. The public is invited to ‘walk with me’ before viewing the main performance later on.
A k u z u r u is an Experiential Artist who is known for her performance art and large sculptural-installation works. Born in Trinidad, her works have been shown internationally in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Asia. Interdisciplinary in approach, the artist creates intense experiences, working primarily in the natural environment in site specific situations. Just a few examples of where she has participated in and presented her works include the Nottinghill Carnival in London; LIFT:_London International Festival of Theatre; The London Samba Festival; the 2nd. Biennale de Martinique; Rockstone & Bootheel Exhibition in USA; Solo exhibition at the National Museum of Trinidad & Tobago; Solo exhibition at the Caribbean Contemporary Arts (CCA) and her epic journey Earthology India in India.
COCO Dance Festival ’10 presents the Moving Movement Museum at Alice Yard and Bohemia
The Contemporary Choreographers’ Collective - nicknamed COCO - is a group of independent choreographers - Dave Williams, Nicole Wesley, Nancy Herrera and Sonja Dumas – which offers performance support for choreographers working in unconventional ways in Trinidad and Tobago. COCO will host its second annual dance festival from Friday, November 26th to Sunday, November 28th – this time in a series of unusual spaces.
Showtimes are as follows: Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th – 8:00pm; Sunday, November 28th – 7:00pm. Tickets are available from the choreographers and from the organizers. Kindly call 622-4426 to make reservations. Security will be provided.