INITIATED BY EMMA LAWES AND MAYA TACON
FISCALLY SPONSORED BY VELOCITY
CO- is an open-ended, collaborative entity that produces dance performances + parties in vibrant environments. We build platforms to highlight dance artists as they dream, experiment and invent by facilitating collaborations, integrating styles of performance and fostering exciting exchange. CO- is led by Maya Tacon and Emma Lawes: dance artists, educators and facilitators who together curate experiences in Seattle and Los Angeles. CO- advocates for the reimagination of support structures in performance and art spaces.
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EMMA LAWES (she/her) is a dancer, educator and producer based between Los Angeles and Seattle. Currently, she is exploring her own solo work, teaching on faculty at Orange County School of the Arts and CSArts San Gabriel Valley, and producing a series of performance parties as one half of CO-. She has freelanced as a performer in Seattle, New York and Los Angeles and has presented work at Base: Experimental Arts + Space, 10 Degrees Arts + Events, Mutuus Studio and Atwater Village Theater (LA.) She is a graduate of the University of the Arts with a BFA in Dance Performance under the direction of Donna Faye Burchfield.
MAYA TACON (she/her) was born and raised in New York and graduated with honors from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. She has lived in Seattle for 7 years and has since performed for artists such as Cameo Lethem, Jordan Macintosh-Hougham, Michelle Miller, Andy McShea, and Alana O. Rogers. Currently, Maya produces a performance and party series as one half of CO-, and spends her time as a Pilates instructor, a teacher for the worldwide family of Dance Church® and for Ballet Rituals, a class for professional movers in Seattle.
HOW TO SUPPORT
To join the community of support for CO-, please contact email@example.com, or make a gift at the link below. As a fiscally sponsored project, all gifts to CO- made through Velocity Dance Center are tax deductible.