Are you a dancer who identifies as African, Caribbean or Black and reside in the Greater Toronto area? Miss Coco returns as lead mentor of this one-of-a-kind dance mentorship program.
This program is part of A Different Booklist Cultural Centre collaboration funded by the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan with the Ministry of Children, Youth and Social Services.
DESCRIPTION: A culturally-responsive dance mentorship program for aspiring artists (18 to 25 years) seeking careers using cultural dance styles. Miss Coco Murray provides guidance to mentees who are navigating the dance landscape. The program includes movement vocabulary across the African and Caribbean diaspora, critical dialogue, trips, assignments, guest presentations and a performance opportunity.
October 1, 2019 to May 2020
6 to 8pm
Location: Harbord Collegiate Institute
Free for registered mentees (all genders)
REGISTER at this link
WHO ARE WE: Coco Collective serves as a multidisciplinary group of intergenerational artists who specialize in African and Caribbean arts. We are located in Toronto, Canada.
Coco Collective socially responds to serve priority groups, specifically addressing a lack of culturally relevant programming in specific neighbourhoods and regions. This group consists of professional artists of color who teach diverse, artistic practices.
MISSION: To connect with organizations that support intercultural learning among multicultural audiences and service generations of children and youth from racialized communities.
OUR VISION: To ensure indigenous origins, narratives and artistic experiences of African and Caribbean culture are shared to many generations of children, youth and adults across Canada.
WHAT WE OFFER:
If you are an agency, organization or school that seeks cultural arts for a single-event, series of interactive activities or a long-term project, Coco Collective is experienced in the following services:
See below for our past and current projects! Click on the social media icons for more activity. Contact our Artistic Director for bookings!