We assess the impact of our programming through the feedback on our many interactive and creative exchanges with the community at home and on tour -youth, adult, seniors, professionals and general public during presentations, special projects, dialogue sessions and workshops. The building of alliances with loyal individuals that follow our artistic aspirations create closer ties to engage capacity through attendance, education, feedback and moral support. By supporting developing partnership with artists, institutions and other communities, we learn to access more opportunities for audience development, understanding and locating different populations and weight the pros and cons of harnessing the changing and growing audiences.
The EXchanges series program
Is an artist exchange supporting the local dance community in its pursuit of artistic excellence and creation by engaging with other Canadian or international dance artists outside of Vancouver that are contributing to the milieu. In the development of Exchanges over several years, we are able to bring artists whose professional practice are shared in Vancouver through public talks and their body of artistic works to exchanges and presentation in the community at large.
Professional and non-professional engages: Dance scholarships is also available to participants. To date the following professional dance artists have been facilitated, engaged and participated in Exchanges series:
Andrea Nann, Peter Chin, Lydia Wagerer, Peggy Baker, Risa Steinbergh-USA , Sarah Chase, Martin Inthamousu- Uruguay, Rafaele Giovanola- Germany, Didik Nini Thowork-Indonesia, Pichet Klunchun-Thailand, Hiroaki Umeda-Japan
Studio Salon Series
Our Studio Salon Series is a recurring series featuring local artists sharing works-in-progress with the community in an informal setting.
These events are free to the public in an effort to create more communication between artists and the community while their works are still in development. After short excerpts are shown, the featured artists engage in conversation with the audience around the topics presented in the work, creation, and development.
Past Studio Salon Artists:
Dennis D. Gupa
Kayla De Vos
Lynn Farrales, MD
Alvin Erasga Tolentino
StudioProcess is an interactive community dialogue about dance and its processes between Co.ERASGA, our artists and our audiences. Often held in informal and studio settings, it provides the public with an opportunity to talk to performers in person, to study the workings of a dance company up close, and to view work in research and development both at home and international occasion.
InterProcess supports the training and development within the professional and non-professional dance community with activities that include discourse, building dance project creatively, mentoring and hiring apprentice dancers. This provided free access to the discourse of art topics, physical dance work to non-dancers, youth and seniors to promote a wider scope of public participation.
Our Youth & Senior Outreach, a series of free dance classes for youth and seniors, offered regularly at home in our yearly programming through our partnership with other organizations and schools- this initiative is also extended while on tour especially to developing countries in South Asian. Co.ERASGA reserved special seats showing for youth 18 and under for the price of $5 in our many self produce productions; An advocacy for the development of youth audiences to be exposed to contemporary dance.
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