CocoaDios transports audiences into a world where deities of blood and chocolate lord over human sacrifice and the dance floor. Audiences are 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.
CocoaDios tells the story of 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 the audiences with the scent, taste, touch, power and passion of chocolate. With a score that blends ancient ceremonial Mayan drumming with contemporary rock, electronic and regional Mexican music, performed by gods and goddesses of every chocolate hue, CocoaDios feeds all the senses.
CocoaDios is performed simultaneously in English and Spanish.
The gods from south of the border command you experience CocoaDios. Some of them are nice people.
Chris Neuner (Concept, Music, Lyrics, Book) Darrell Thorne (Producing Art Director, Costumes, Priest) Javier Dzul (Choreography, Musical Staging, Nanahuatl) Alfredo Vilella (Prehistoric Music, Drummer, Conductor) Dr. Casey Shamey (Dramaturge, Book) Ana Isabelle (Xochiquetzal) Joey Calveri (Quetzalcoatl) Khalid Rivera (Tetzcatlpoca) Robin Taylor (Dance and Aerial Rehearsal Director, Dancer) Anya Sapozhnikova (Aerial Priestess) Hannah Risner (Aerialist) Chloe Goolsby (Dancer) Benn Mendoza(Dancer) Antonio Granda (Dancer) Juliana Crawford (Production Coordinator / Assistant to the Producer) Ryan Uzilevsky (Projection Design) Daniel Alaimo (Lighting Design) Adrian Buckmaster (Photography)