Ang Arte (The Arts)
May 23, 7pm PDT
In celebration of Asian Heritage Month of May
We are proud to feature the artistic talents of NPC3 principal artists through an online arts presentation featuring the works of and conversation with Vancouver based Filipino artists poet/writer Karla Comanda, theatre director Dennis Gupa, singer Jeremiah Carag, visual artist Lenore Lim and dancer/choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino.
An online presentation not to be missed, moderated by Vancouver’s Filipina community leader Christina Panis, you will experience the artistic breath of each artist’s discipline rooted within the traditional and contemporary arts praxis through dance, theatre, music, visual arts and creative writings.
Engage and converse with the artists to know more about the cultural dreams and aspirations of NPC3 (National Pilipino Canadian Cultural Centre) as we develop arts programming to highlight the Pilipino cultures in the diaspora in Canada and globally.
Co.ERASGA gratefully acknowledges the partnering support of NPC3 and the public funding through the Canada Council for the arts, BC Arts Council, BC gaming commissions and the City of Vancouver.
EXchanges Series 2021, Session 2
June 11, 1pm PDT | 4pm EST
Live via Zoom
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
Visit our Facebook event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/915176489242151
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.
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