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Meet the Artists of our Spring Studio Showing!

Our AGM will feature three in-progress showings by a mix of emerging and established artists; more info on them below!

This piece draws from deep wounds and shines light on rejection and belonging. “Untitled” is a solo work by Joshua Ongcol, that touches on the roller coaster ride that is the relationship dynamic between his mother and himself. Josh, being a queer person of colour growing up in Filipinx household, invites us on a journey of a story often silenced, yet very universal. Through intimate reflection, Josh revisits his past utilizing: old home videos, film audio interviews, and body experience to share his journey of the duality between acceptance from his community, society and himself.”

Photo by Iris Chia

Kayla is a dance artist, human, enthusiastic coffee drinker, administrator, producer, viewer, and participant. She endeavours to use all these qualifiers (and gain new ones) to continually expand and regenerate her movement practice. She is currently undergoing research for a new solo work ‘Magnificat’ (working title), exploring the psychological and physical outcomes of her conservative religious upbringing.

Photo credit: Sam Evanson

Starr Muranko is a contemporary Indigenous choreographer and Artistic Associate with Raven Spirit Dance. She honours her mixed-Ancestry of Cree (Moose Cree First Nation), French and German in all of her work. She is currently researching and developing a new solo titled ‘Chapter 21’. It is an intimate autobiographical dance/theatre work based on her personal healing journey and motherhood.

Photo Credit: Pierre Gauthier

AGM and Spring Studio Showing

Co. ERASGA is pleased to announce our 2018 AGM and Studio Showing!

Featuring in-progress showings by:
Joshua Ongcol
Kayla De Vos
Starr Muranko

Following the showing, there will be a community talkback facilitated by Alvin Erasga Tolentino, which will lead into the company’s AGM, finishing off this casual evening with beer and pizza!

RSVP to let us know you’re coming!

EXchanges Series 2019

EXchanges 2019 with artist and scholar Hari Krishnan!

Registration deadline: May 27th

 

EXchanges Call for Participants

Undivided Colours

Undivided Colours is touring Canada Spring and Summer 2019!

Montreal
May 24-25, 2019
Festival Acces Asie

Toronto
May 29 + June 1, 2019
DanceMakers

Ottawa
June 3, 2019
Ottawa Arts Directive

Vancouver
June 6-7, 2019
Scotiabank Dance Centre

featuring Hari Krishnan, Peter Chin, William Lau, and Alvin Erasga Tolentino

Tickets for the Vancouver show now available!

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.

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