in Baton Rouge
A native of Baton Rouge, CoCo Loupe lived here until age eighteen, when over twenty years of wandering began. MS, LA, TX, LA, NY, LA, OH, OR, OH, LA, MS, LA.
She holds a BFA (USM) & MFA (OSU) in Dance/Choreography. She has been an ADF junkie, an indie dance group dreamer, a creative space-maker, a pick-up performer and a university educator. Her work has been performed all over the place but not everywhere.
In 2013, CoCo moved back to the South and since then has created new works for LSMSA in Natchitoches, LA, the HUB Dance Collective and the USM Repertory Dance Company (RDC) in Hattiesburg, MS. She was a commissioned, collaborating artist/teacher, along with Peter Kyle, K.J. Holmes, Claire Porter and BeBe Miller, for Taking PLace Columbus in Columbus, OH, and she created new student works for the ULL fall dance concerts in 2014 and 2015. She also co-produced and performed in two Ten Tiny Dances concerts, co-produced the BR Blender at the Manship Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA and co-founded CKA: currently known as, all with Mina Estrada. She served as adjunct faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi in 2014-15 and as Dance Faculty at the Trollwood Performing Arts School in Summer of 2015.
CoCo also taught modern dance technique at the 2016 Ballet Bon Temps Regional Dance Southwest Festival in Baton Rouge and technique and improvisation at the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s 2016 Summer Workshop. Following that, in Fall 2016, CoCo made a new student work, taught classes and delivered artist talks at Denison University.
She continues to live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she happily works her ass off at a grocery store, spends all free moments gazing at her Gertie Birdie, spending time with her family, working out at a sweet gym, practicing guitar, and launching/executing new CKA: currently known as projects.
Her future wandering plans include a stay in Santa Fe, NM. By the way, she always plans to stay. She always plans to stay.
COCO 'S PRESENTATIONS
Avocados, Choreography and a Life that Never Stops Moving
BY COCO LOUPE
@ VOL 5
ON JUN 30, 2017
From process of manipulation to process of observation, CoCo Loupe examines the artist's journey home and away again via choreographic strategies and supported leaps into the unknown.