Passages & Rhythms
“The dancers mixed flamenco’s pummelling feet with fans – fluttering devices that bridge the worlds of Spain and Asia.”
Janet Smith, Georgia Straight (Passages & Rhythms excerpt at Dancing on the Edge, July 2018)
In this work, choreographer and dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino returns to the stage; merging three duets while working with three diverse artists across three different genres – Flamenco, Bharatanatyam, and voice – Passages & Rhythms is a full-length evening of cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural collaboration.
Tolentino will embark on a new journey of creative research, collaborating with Vancouver’s Chinese-Canadian Flamenco artist Kasandra “La China”, Indo-Canadian Bharatanatyam dancer Sujit Vaidya, and Montreal voice artist phenomena Gabriel Dharmoo. Tolentino’s quest in this new phase of work is to challenge his choreographic method through inter-generational exchange and by sharing the different practices of Pan-Asian rigour across disciplines.
December 18th, 7-10pm
art exhibitions, presentations, community dialogue, reception and proclamation of International Migrant’s Day
December 19th, 9am-4pm
art exhibition with work created by migrant workers as part of the MigARTion project
In partnership with Migrante BC and Co.ERASGA.
Community Gathering and Art Exhibition on International Migrant’s Day
in partnership with the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
This project aims to create critical and creative space where professional artists and Filipino migrants create art together. The artistic partners will carry out various phases of creative exchange. This process will give critical agency among the participants allowing their distinct voices to emerge within a space with an atmosphere of free will, joyous participation and critical public engagement. In this initiative, the artists and the migrant participants work together in exploring artistic practices and will integrate critical and empathic discussions on settler colonialism, history of migration, arts and the migrants and indigenous ways of knowing and being. We believe that these critical and empathic processes of artistic integration between the artists and the participants is much needed among the Filipino-Canadian communities in BC.
Coming June 6+7, 2019
at the Scotiabank Dance Centre
featuring Hari Krishnan, Peter Chin, William Lau, and Alvin Erasga Tolentino
more info to come!