EXpose continues Artistic Director Alvin Erasga Tolentino’s explorations within, and expands on the knowledge and understanding of dance in a global perspective. Working throughout Asia, North America, and Europe, Tolentino has witnessed and experienced culturally diverse dance practices that continue to inspire contemporary artists worldwide. This new creation with Martin Inthamoussú directs that experience into the dance milieu and aesthetics of South America. Martin is a dynamic force in the renovation of Uruguayan contemporary dance. He is renowned for provocative socio-political dance explorations. For Inthamoussú, “choreographic creation is a reflection on a human theme – a conscious and visceral synthesis.”
Tolentino and Inthamoussú share common interests; their devotion to performing solo works and their understanding of dance as a mechanism for creative personal expression rooted from the struggles and experience of gay life. EXpose features the two outstanding dancers’ duets, exploring the gay cultures, issues and themes relevant to their lives and survival.
The artists explore their collective experiences, beliefs and principles to create a unique theatrical and physical dialogue, resulting in an evocative choreographic landscape mapped from two distinct choreographic visions. This collaborative piece focuses on identity crisis, gender, discrimination, isolation, displacement, sex and acceptance.
CREATIVE TEAM & PERFORMERS
CHOREOGRAPHY: Alvin Erasga Tolentino & Martin Inthamoussú
DANCERS: Alvin Erasga Tolentino & Martin Inthamoussú
Photo Credits: Chris Randle and Anne Schaussat
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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