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Spring Studio Salon and AGM

Our Annual General Meeting and Spring Studio Salon will take place on April 30, 2020.

Venue: What Lab
1814 Pandora St.
Time: 7pm

The evening will kick off with our AGM, detailing our activities over the 2019 season. (We promise to be quick!)

Stay after the showing for conversation with the artists, pizza and beer provided!

Accessibility: What Lab is accessible by a flight of stairs from the Pandora St. entrance, and has a wheelchair accessible entrance located in the alley off Salsbury Dr.

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.


About the artists:

Marc Arboleda is a dance/theatre artist currently active in Vancouver, Canada. Some time ago he made a piece called Madeleine. Did you see it? Don’t worry about it.
He sometimes likes to talk about dance as much as he likes to dance about dance. Or, something like that. He’d like to thank Alvin for inviting him to this salon.

About the work:
“I love dance. I really do… it’s all that moving around that’s the problem”- m

In this work-in-progress we meet m as he struggles to make “a beautiful dance”…

Photo by Marc Arboleda

Jane Gabriels is a writer and performer. Her works have been presented at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Wave Hill, Movement Research at Judson Church, Dixon Place, PS 122/Performance Space NY, Danspace Project, Northwestern University, Cornell University, University of Limerick, and in Montréal: la galerie L’art passe à l’Est, Studio D325, Casa del Popolo, Cafe Concret/Theater St. Catherine, Club Lambi, le Cagibi, with informal showings in St. John’s, Newfoundland: Pony Local, Church Ochre Pit Cove. She produced the “aLIVE performance series” in Montréal for two years (2015-17) and is happy to see a few echoes of that work rippling in and amongst the artists who participated. Most recently, she self-published, Witnessing the Legacy of Jeff Buckley, as a follow up to an article published in The Brooklyn Rail, “Jeff Buckley’s Iconic Flame” (2017). Jane has three albums of original material and hopes to record some new fabulous things soon. After 20 years working in the Bronx, NY, she moved to the west coast in January 2018 to work as ED, Made in BC – Dance on Tour.

About the work:
‘Levitation’ is a dance theatre work that explores how to live in multiple places.

Photo by Jane Gabriels

Tasha Faye Evans is a Coast Salish dance and theatre artist with Grandparents also from Whales and European Jewish descent. Her career continues to be a collection of collaborations and performances with national and international Indigenous artists including Starr Muranko’s Spine of the Mother, Raven Spirit Dance’s Salmon Girl, Marie Clements’ The Unnatural and Accidental Women, and Thomson Highway’s The Rez Sisters. Her recent work focuses on redress and Coast Salish cultural resurgence particularly in Port Moody where she is raising two children.Tasha’s work integrates artistic expression and a shared sacred responsibility to care for the future of all of our relations.

About the work:
At the core of me, is you. The first seed that planted and grew, and grew and grew. I am your prayers. I am all of your dreams wrapped into me. I am your every fall and rise and fall and rise again. When I fight and lose and fight and lose again and again it is your voice that sings and then mine and my daughter’s after me. We are a legacy. Coast Salish women. Cedar Women.

Photo by Erik Zennstrom

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Co.ERASGA is Registered as Company Erasga Dance Society. Charitable registration number: 894061514 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