The collaborative production will feature some of the iconic works of two neighbouring contemporary dance companies that have pioneered the art form to develop a unique expression in Caribbean dance. The production opens next Saturday, October 19 at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s.
Coreoarte was founded in 1983 in Caracas by professors Carlos Orta and Noris Ugueto with a vision to define a Latin-Caribbean body language that would be identified in a contemporary context.
Employing an investigative platform that merges the media of dance, culture and tradition, the company has emerged as a leading force in Latin-Caribbean dance with its intensely dramatic performances and highly trained dancers.
The internationally renowned company has performed on stages in Germany, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Austria, Chile, Mexico, Aruba, Qatar, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia and the USA.
Vecinos will signal the return of Trinidad and Tobago’s Terry Springer, who has shone as a dancer, teacher and rehearsal director with the Spanish company for many years.
In Trinidad and Tobago, Springer established his name in dance with performances in the annual Best Village Folk Competition and later with the Astor Johnson Repertory Dance Theatre of Trinidad and Tobago; the NDDCI; Caribbean School of Dancing; and the Bentley Potter School of Dance.