// ADAMEVE - Man/Woman

Length 60 minutes

ADAMEVE/Man-Woman encounters and challenges the social and archetypal place of men and women. Alvin Erasga Tolentino’s new duet work continues an intriguing play of identity and gender. The choreography presents the body as passive and aggressive, yin and yang, masculine and feminine. Consider traits that are defined, re-defined, inherited and inhibited in the male and female figure in our history and current time. The work features two of Vancouver’s most charismatic performers, Alison Denham and Billy Marchenski, who explore the mystery of human memory as it imprints symbols on one’s mind and body and carries identity over time. The piece was originally Commissioned for the 20th anniversary of Dancing on Edge Festival in Vancouver in 2008.

“Tolentino has found innovative ways to create movement that is genderless-devoid of the recognizable gestures that society uses to identify us as “male” or “female”

-The Georgia Straight.


CHOREOGRAPHY: Alvin Erasga Tolentino
PERFORMANCE: Alvin Erasga Tolentino & Alison Denham


Photo Credit: Chris Randle

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