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COCO in the Community. 

Learn about the thriving programmes serving diverse needs throughout Trinidad and Tobago.  

2015

2013 - 2018

2011 - 2013

 

2020

In Pandem:
The piece explores the tense, dynamic, and isolating environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic

COCO is proud to continue its community efforts by hosting these talented junior dancers from the Barbados Dance Project dancing about something that's highly topical. Choreographed by Shea Best, the piece explores the tense, dynamic, and isolating environment brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019

2019

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COCO IN TOCO:
Workshops with Dave WIlliams

COCO's Dave Williams conducted a workshop in creativity focussing on creating Carnival imagery at the Toco Community Centre. He presented the Centre with a complimentary copy of The COCO Book of Dance.

The classroom teachers learned strategies for integrating dance within their current curriculum while students engaged in creative movement inspired by environmental topics related to Trinidad. 

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2017

Hollywood actor and social activist Malik Yoba joined by clinical psychologist Dr Peter Weller and celebrated Trinidadian-British writer and performer Dr Anthony Joseph the Conversation as a precursor to international Men’s Day (19 November) with its focus on men and boy's health and wellbeing.
 

Aimed at men who are community activists or mentors doing outreach with men and boys, as well as fathers who are facing challenges in playing a meaningful role in their children’s lives,
it will feature poetry, movement and film as a teaching tools and as part of the conversation.

Fortify:
A Conversation with Consequences
 
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2017

CIMTEYA!:
Creation in Motion Touring Ensemble for Young Audiences

Texas State University’s CIMTEYA under the leadership of Kaysie Brown, Misti Galvan and Nicole Wesley exposed Trinidadian teachers and children to arts integration, specifically incorporating dance and creative movement into the curriculum, planting the seeds of awareness, appreciation and excitement for learning and for the art of dance.

The classroom teachers learned strategies for integrating dance within their current curriculum while students engaged in creative movement inspired by environmental topics related to Trinidad. 

CIM TEYA! dancers also performed in the COCO Dance Festival providing
the students and teachers with the opportunity to witness and understand
the artistry of dance in a new way as a result of experiencing and creating
the dance themselves.

 

2015

Guayaguayare:
Workshops with Trent Williams Jr.

With support from the U.S. Embassy Trinidad and Tobago and BG Trinidad and Tobago Limited, US choreographer Trent Williams conducted outreach classes at the Guayaguayare Secondary School.

Mr. Williams also conducted workshops at La Seiva Primary School – a collaboration among COCO, the Rotary Club of Maraval and the school.

 2013-2018

Best Village:
COCO supporting Best Village
 

The partnership with the Best Village programme started in 2013, when COCO highlighted certain acts from the Best Village competition in the festival, thereby expanding the opportunities for young people to take the stage. Captured here is the most recent Best Village participation in COCO - the junior company of leading Best Village group, the Malick Folk Performers, dancing the opening number at the COCO Dance Off in 2018!

 
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 2011-2013

The Learning Centre

Abby Charles and some of her students at the Rotary Club-sponsored Learning Centre. Ms. Charles conducted movement classes for the children. This was their group photo after their final presentation.

COCO volunteer Abby Charles and some of her students at the Rotary Club-sponsored Learning Centre. Abby conducted movement classes for the children in 2013. This was their group photo after their final presentation.