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COCAplay: Circus Stars

COCA 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO

High-energy children enjoy practicing circus skills such as balancing peacock feathers, ring and scarf juggling, and stilt and low wire walking. They also look at the beautiful book Sidewalk Circus and create their own circus shadow art to launch an interest in art, circus and theatre. COCAPlay is a free program designed to help your […]

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COCAplay: Jungle Jammin’

COCA 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Children create music from found and created objects and instruments while they dance like lions, birds, gorillas, and hippopotamuses as they “Jungle Jam.” Along the way, they launch an interest in rhythm, song, and movement. COCAPlay is a free program designed to help your little ones stretch their creative muscles. Stay for a few minutes […]

Free

Speak Now: Marcus Jarrell Williams

COCA 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Join us for an intimate conversation with COCA visiting artist, Marcus Jarrell Williams, formerly with Alvin Ailey. Speak Now gives audiences the chance for a sneak peek at works that will debut in future shows and a chance to ask questions of some of the world’s premiere choreographers, performers and directors. This is a free […]

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Adornment

COCA 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO

For centuries, people all over the world have enhanced their physical presence to add value to the way they appear and how others perceive them. Every society has cultivated and promoted ideals that define and qualify beauty through clothing, textiles, haircuts, jewelry, body paintings and tattoos. Adornment, however, refers not only to an object and […]

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Opening Reception for Adornment

COCA 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO

For centuries, people all over the world have enhanced their physical presence to add value to the way they appear and how others perceive them. Every society has cultivated and promoted ideals that define and qualify beauty through clothing, textiles, haircuts, jewelry, body paintings and tattoos. Adornment, however, refers not only to an object and […]

Free

COCA Dance-A-Thon

COCA 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Dust off your dancing shoes because COCA is hosting a dance party fundraiser on Sunday, September 29rd, 2019, from 1:00-4:00PM and we want you to be there! We’re looking for teams of 6-10 people to bust a move and support COCA! Each team will set a fundraising goal they’re comfortable with and then spread the […]

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Speak Now: Amari Marshall

Edison Theatre 6445 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Join us for an intimate conversation with COCA visiting artist, Amari Marshall, commercial hip-hop dancer and choreographer for Janet Jackson and many others. Speak Now gives audiences the chance for a sneak peek at works that will debut in future shows and a chance to ask questions of some of the world’s premiere choreographers, performers […]

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Speak Now: Claudia Schreier

COCA 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Join us for an intimate conversation with COCA visiting artist, Claudia Schreier, the award-winning Artistic Director of Claudia Schreier & Company. Speak Now gives audiences the chance for a sneak peek at works that will debut in future shows and a chance to ask questions of some of the world’s premiere choreographers, performers and directors.

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Art Leads the Way: A Grand Opening Film

COCA - ONLINE

6:30 PM | Pre-Party 7:00 PM | Film Premiere Join us for our virtual Grand Opening Celebration! This complimentary event features an immersive film premiere, highlighting COCA’s expanded Ferring East Wing—an accessible, state-of-the-art, 52,000 square foot addition—with immersive dance and theatrical performances from COCA alumni, students, and teaching artists. Performances also showcase COCA’s Artistic Directors […]

Free

Art Leads the Way: A Grand Opening Film

COCA - ONLINE

6:30 PM | Pre-Party 7:00 PM | Film Premiere Join us for our virtual Grand Opening Celebration! This complimentary event features an immersive film premiere, highlighting COCA’s expanded Ferring East Wing—an accessible, state-of-the-art, 52,000 square foot addition—with immersive dance and theatrical performances from COCA alumni, students, and teaching artists. Performances also showcase COCA’s Artistic Directors […]

Free

Suffer the Children: A COCAwrites Workshop and Playwright’s Corner Speaker (Virtual & In-Person)

COCA 524 Trinity Avenue, St. Louis, MO

Playwright’s Corner Speaker: Hear from St. Louis artists Regina Taylor and Mariah Richardson as they discuss the tools and power of playwrights as well as the importance of new work that inspires and lead us to a brighter path. This conversation is followed by Suffer the Children. COCAwrites offers a unique chance to engage with […]

$10

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Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol

COCA - ONLINE

Experience a holiday classic like never before in Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol! Through hundreds of paper puppets, miniatures, silhouettes, and a live original score, Chicago-based performance collective Manual Cinema takes on the Charles Dickens classic with an imaginative and visually stunning twist specifically created for the 2020 holiday season. An avowed holiday skeptic, Aunt Trudy […]

$15