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Digital Studio Salon - Livestreamed Event
April 17/18
5pm PST

Livestreamed from What Lab Studios, watch on our Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/Co.ERASGA/

After a hugely successful pivot to a digital format during the unforeseen circumstances of 2020, our sharing series featuring works in progress by local Vancouver artists is back!

One event over two days, followed by a talkback with the presenting artists facilitated by Artistic Director Alvin Erasga Tolentino.

April 17: Tin Gamboa & Salome Nieto
https://www.facebook.com/events/270953081092078

April 18: Sammy Chien & Jeanette Kotowich
https://www.facebook.com/events/868286840628195
Check out the Facebook events for more info on the artists and their work!

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2020 AGM
April 13, 6:30pm PST

Our AGM this year takes place on Zoom, join us for an overview of our activities throughout 2020. A short and sweet time to connect with Co.ERASGA and its members, including some fun giveaways!

Register to automatically receive the Zoom link here: www.bit.ly/2021agm

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EXchanges Series 2021, Session 2
June 11, 1pm PST | 4pm EST

Our next session will be facilitated by Montreal-based artist Zab Maboungou, Artistic Director of Zab Maboungou/Compagnie Danse Nyata Nyata.

Zab will facilitate her own dance technique called LOKETO: drawing on the rhythmic foundations of African dances and musical forms, this technique makes it possible to identify the pathways of breath and how it ensures their transmutation in principles of movement to develop presence in space, flexibility, physical and rhythmic endurance.

Tickets are free or by donation, sign up today here: http://bit.ly/nyatanyata

Check out Zab’s website for more info about the artist: http://www.nyata-nyata.org

Voices of the Dancers in the Time of COVID-19

A video series with the cast of Offering, where they share how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected and changed their artistic practice. Filmed during the creation process of Offering, summer to fall 2020.

“contemporary, progressive, and provocative” - Georgia Straight

// about Co.ERASGA

We are a contemporary dance company founded on the principles of innovation, artistic integrity and social reflection.

Founded by choreographer and dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino in 2000, Co.ERASGA has a distinguished international reputation of a singular vision of hybrid dance, diversity and collaborations of other artistic practice and multimedia. At the heart of Co.ERASGA is Artistic Director Alvin Erasga Tolentino, a Filipino-Canadian artist of remarkable commitment, talent and energy, whose diverse cultural background and heritage has been a driving force for much of the company’s work. In addressing themes that reflect Tolentino’s individuality, global awareness and ethnicity, Co.ERASGA

exposes and explores issues of cultural identity, gender, hybridity, and promotes cross-cultural dialogue.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2020, Co.ERASGA has created critically acclaimed contemporary dance productions: SOLA, BATO/Stone, MINORI, Volt, She Said, Field, OrienTik/Portrait, BODYGlass, PARADISE/Paradis, ADAMEVE/Man-Woman, Shadow Machine, EXpose, Unwrapping Culture, and most recently Collected, Traces and Still Here.

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Your generous contribution will help us create exciting new works, sustain the quality of our dynamic performances and maintain our dance education and youth outreach programs.

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