Compaz Foundation

Pacific Dance

The members of Pacific Dance have plenty of rhythm, will and commitment. They have found in dance a way to turn the page on war and fill their hearts, and those of other children and young people in Tumaco, with hope. Dancing to transform is what Diana Cortés, their leader, does, envisioning art as a way to prevent children recruitment.

Three days a week, in a space lent by the Cultural House of the municipality, this group rehearses with its members, providing them with skills to have a different perspective of life despite the circumstances. Their talent has led them to participate and represent the country in five international competitions and 16 national competitions. But the most important thing for them is that they are helping children become changemakers in their territory.

Pacific Dance dreams of being a reference of peace-building through art and culture, with the ability to manage and develop processes that benefit the communities.