// BATO/stone

80 minutes with intermission

A body of ten separate dance movements consisting of solos, duets, trios, and quartets. BATO/stone is a conversation with stones. In listening, then expressing what is heard through the vibrations of the body’s spirit and emotions, Tolentino has shaped a body of work, which breaks through the silence of stones. Stark, mesmerizing and compelling, the dance takes us to a time and a place, which is simultaneously inscrutable and utterly familiar. It dramatically weaves the historical and mystical elements of stones, and explores abstractions within the simple yet complex relationships between humans and their natural environment.


CHOREOGRAPHY: Alvin Erasga Tolentino
SET: Jeinna Morosoff
COSTUMES: Jennifer Langman
MUSIC: Noah Drew
LIGHTING: James Proudfoot
DANCERS: Anne Cooper, Daelik, Ziyian Kwan, Jackie Nel, Daniel Lauzon and Alvin Erasga Tolentino


Photo Credit: Tarig Adamn

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