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Summer Studio Salon Series

July 25th, 8pm
What Lab
1814 Pandora St.

Join us for a summer edition of our Studio Salon Series, “Movement and Transformation in Life’s Liminal Spaces” — a night in conversation with Lynn Farrales, MD. More info to come!

Lynn Farrales was born in the Philippines and grew up on unceded Musqueam Territory.  She is a Family Physician in Greater Vancouver and dedicates her practice to serving refugees and newcomers. Lynn is pursing her PhD and is interested in community-based participatory research for the health and well-being of individuals and communities.  Drawn to creative processes, Lynn attempts to infuse ideas inspired by everyday interactions in both her work and personal life.  Dance has always been part of Lynn’s life and, more recently, she has enthusiastically embraced rock climbing as another form of movement. Lynn wonders about how forms of movement, like dance and rock climbing, can play a role in transformative processes within  liminal spaces, such as in times of grief, loss and other aspects of our human experience.

Passages & Rhythms

November 6-9th, 2019
The Nest
Granville Island

“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.

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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