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 and Indian Classical dance, among others. The originality of these multicultural practices explores identity through contemporary voices, transcending the complexity of gender 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.
Dancers (L to R): Sujit Vaidya, Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Gabriel Dharmoo, Kasandra “La China”
Photo 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.