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Undivided Colours

June 6-7, 2019

The artists of Undivided Colours reunite for a spring Canadian tour!

Together in an evening-length work, Peter Chin (Toronto), Hari Krishnan (Toronto), William Lau (Ottawa), and Alvin Erasga Tolentino (Vancouver), showcase their varied and rich dance heritages, including Peking Opera, Bharatanatyam and contemporary dance fusion. The originality of these multicultural practices explores identity through contemporary voices, transcending the power of dance and the search for the third space, duality and spirituality.

Montreal – May 24-25 – Festival Access Asie

Toronto – May 29 + June 1 – DanceMakers

Ottawa – June 3 – Ottawa Dance Directive

Vancouver – June 6-7 – Scotiabank Dance Centre

Passages of Rhythms

world premiere November 6-9, 2019

A fusion of tradition and contemporary movement, Passages of Rhythms is a cross-pollination of cultures enabling the body to be moved and transformed through complex rhythms, shapes, and voice. Passages of Rhythms aims to question and relate how the contemporary body and its symbiotic relations to dance and culture are interconnected through the expression of movement.

Photo of Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Gabriel Dharmoo by Yasuhiro Okada

“contemporary, progressive, and provocative” - Georgia Straight

// about Co.ERASGA

We are a contemporary dance company founded on the principles of innovation, artistic integrity and social reflection.

Founded by choreographer and dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino in 2000, Co.ERASGA has a distinguished international reputation of a singular vision of hybrid dance, diversity and collaborations of other artistic practice and multimedia. At the heart of Co.ERASGA is Artistic Director Alvin Erasga Tolentino, a Filipino-Canadian artist of remarkable commitment, talent and energy, whose diverse cultural background and heritage has been a driving force for much of the company’s work. In addressing themes that reflect Tolentino’s individuality, global awareness and ethnicity, Co.ERASGA

exposes and explores issues of cultural identity, gender, hybridity, and promotes cross-cultural dialogue.

Celebrating its 19th anniversary in 2019, Co.ERASGA has created critically acclaimed contemporary dance productions: SOLA, BATO/Stone, MINORI, Volt, She Said, Field, OrienTik/Portrait, BODYGlass, PARADISE/Paradis, ADAMEVE/Man-Woman, Shadow Machine, EXpose, Unwrapping Culture, and most recently Collected, Traces and Still Here.

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Co.ERASGA is Registered as Company Erasga Dance Society. Charitable registration number: 11907 5364 RR0001

Co.ERASGA acknowledges that our artistic programming and community work takes place on occupied and unceded ancestral, traditional territories of the Coast Salish people of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are very grateful to live, work and share on these lands.

© Co.ERASGA 2018