// 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

As an arts organization with roots of Filipino heritages, migrant stories and racialized settlers, we acknowledge our privilege to be living and creating art here on Turtle Island. We acknowledge the land upon which most of Co. ERASGA's work takes place: the traditional and unceded lands of the Coast Salish people including the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations, the original stewards and caretakers of these lands.
As artists, we humbly recognize the continued work that needs to be done on the road to reconciliation. We commit to our own education, sharing of resources and artistries for continued respect, solidarity, awareness towards decolonial relation and work with the Indigenous people of Canada.

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