COCO LOUPE

DANCE ARTIST AND EDUCATOR

BASED IN ORLANDO, FL

As a dance artist and educator, I am continuously searching for new pathways in the body/brain that lead to greater physical and expressive fluency and more nuanced ways of presenting, through choreography, interior landscapes and platforms of the human experience.


I work to bring myself and others closer to the joy of moving in connection to space and time by facilitating dance practices for all who are interested. I also strive to make compelling and evocative dances that point to the many ways in which we create and hold our individual and collective worlds together.


Currently, I teach at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, co-facilitate all things Benevolent Instruction and seek to collaborate with as many creatives as possible. 


move. connect. create. be well.

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MINA ESTRADA

DANCE ARTIST AND EDUCATOR BASED IN WICHITA, KS


I’ve been known to say things like “I care deeply about dance and community” and “dance is my best friend,” and I mean it… I really mean it. I attempt to commit a substantial amount of time to teaching, creating, and facilitating some kind of dance experience for myself and those who care to join. I’ve received her MFA in Dance at Temple University, and my choreography and workshops, which are rooted in contemporary movement concepts and improvisation, have been commissioned by several college, high school and studio dance programs, and professional companies around the country.

 

 For the past few years, I had been dividing my time between Louisiana and Virginia to teach, choreograph, and produce new work, while also traveling to Austin, TX to study intensively with postmodern maven Deborah Hay to fortify my experimental performance practice. My new home base is currently Wichita, KS, where I am the Managing Director of the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, while working on Benevolent Instruction with CoCo Loupe and our crew. When I am not busy making dance stuffs, I continue to be in hot pursuit of great storytellers, generous muses, equilibrium, and more time to pet my cats, smile at my husband, and hang out with Mother Nature.

NICOLE GARLANDO 

ARTIST BASED IN COLUMBUS, OH


Cole (Nicole Garlando) is a maker. Interested in learning through creative practices and somatic experiences, work focuses on collaboration; imagination and intuition; cosmological inquiry; philosophies attending to self as a relational pattern of being; phenomenology and the noumenon; abolition and change – with a belief in creative process as inquiry and as a space for internal and societal r/evolution.

Absorbed by the concepts and non/material processes of LIGHT and TIME.


Creator of Human Interviews project and radio show on Verge.FM.

Author of “The Plural of Or” autobiographical fiction poem.

Currently serving full-time as a building substitute in Columbus City Schools PreK-5.

NOELLE CHUN

DANCE ARTIST BASED IN SEATTLE, WA

Hi, I'm Noelle. To make a long story short, I made my way to dance through organized sports and have not looked back since. As far back as I can remember, I've looked to the body as a rich place of inquiry and learning that sustains my own creativity and curiosity. I've realized over the years that my body is a reflection and critical point of connection to myself (uh, duh), others, and the world around me (yes, this took me years to figure out).  My relationship to dance has an ebb and flow to it. Today, my dance practice and research prioritizes collaborative authorship (sharing the labor of creation and learning with others), deep listening (honoring and cultivating a safe space to perceive and articulate our bodily knowledge), and interdisciplinary practice (expanding ideas of embodiment through moving, writing, and thinking). Thanks for reading my bio.