BODYGlass is a seduction into the fragility, translucence and solid state of glass in relation to the human body and sensation. Glass, scientifically classified as a slow moving form object, symbolizes, fascinates and offers an enigma. Glass as a three-dimensional entity symbolizes the state and mystery of the moving body. Co.ERASGA brings together the choreographic artistry and collaboration of Canada’s two outstanding Asian Canadian choreographers, Toronto’s Peter Chin and Vancouver’s own Alvin Erasga Tolentino. Discover BODYGlass, an awe-inspiring, multi-media and dramatic site specific art installation/dance performance set to an ensemble of five eclectic dancers.
“BODYGlass is an ambitious piece. The choreography is detailed and highly expressive. The dancing was energetic and lively, with many moments of beautiful motion..” Vancouver Review Magazine.
CREATIVE TEAM & PERFORMERS
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: Alvin Erasga Tolentino & Steven Lemay
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.
© Co.ERASGA 2021