New Immersive Theatrical Event COCOADIOS to Open in New York
New York's newest immersive theatrical event, CocoaDios will open a limited engagement on May 5th, 2016 (Cinco de Mayo) at Brooklyn's hot venue House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue. CocoaDios is produced by Xocolatl Productions and presented by Xocolatl Productions and the House of Yes.
Conceived and written by Chris Neuner, CocoaDios tells the story of feathered serpent god Quetzalcoatl's battle with bloodthirsty sun god Nanahuatl, war god Tetzcatlpoca and romance with fertility goddess Xochiquetzal in his quest to bring cacao and civilization to earth. Told through transported Mesoamerican rituals, music, song and dance, this erotic high-energy show surrounds audiences with the scent, taste, touch, power and passion of chocolate. With an original score that blends ancient ceremonial Nahuatl rhythms with contemporary rock, electronic and regional Mexican music, performed by gods and goddesses of every chocolate hue, CocoaDios feeds all the senses.
CocoaDios is directed and choreographed by Javier Dzul, Artistic Director of Dzul Dance who grew up in the jungles of southern Mexico performing Mayan ritual dance until the age of 16. He was also principal dancer with Ballet Nacional de Mexico and Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. Others on the creative team include the costume designs of Darrell Thorne whose work has been featured in editorials for Numero, VMagazine, Japan Vogue, Paper, and Dark Beauty, and recently a custom mask in Madonna's "Living for Love" video, Nahuatl scoring by Mesoamerican music composer Alfredo Villela, Projection design by Ryan Uzilevsky, lighting design by Daniel Alaimo (Queen of the Night).
The 16 member company will also feature Ana Isabelle (winner of "Viva el Sueno", the Univision music reality show in Puerto Rico), Joey Calveri (Saturday Night Fever, Rock of Ages and currently Trip of Love) and Khalid Rivera.
According to the creators, Cocoa Dios transports audiences into a world where deities of blood and chocolate lord over human sacrifice and the dance floor. Audiences will be immersed and adorned in chocolate, participate in rituals and consume 'the food of the gods' as singers and dancers heat up the stage and aerialists set the heavens on fire".
Performances are Thursdays, Friday and Saturdays at 8 pm. Tickets are priced at $45 -$70 and can be ordered through Eventbrite.com.
CocoDios is bilingual and is performed simultaneously in English and Spanish.
The gods from south of the border command you experience CocoaDios. Some of them are nice people!
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