Length: 55 minutes
Land is the belly of man. The field is the screen on which the history of man and civilization is projected; it is the tangible surface between past and future. It contains the heritage of the roots and supports the promises of the harvest. In a cross-cultural journey, Tolentino’s Field is a new interdisciplinary dance work that realized through an evocative exploration, meeting and transformation of ethnicity and modernity. Field is man, work, roots, grain and the life reflecting the force of one’s identity over time.
August 2007 (Philippine National Tour in Manila, Nueva Ecija, Los Banos UPLB, IRRI and PHFPA)
May 2007 (Canadian National Tour, Toronto, Quebec city, Montreal and Winnipeg)
November 2005 (5 cities in Venezuela, The 2005 Maracaibo International Dance Festival)
June 2005 (Singapore)
May 2004 (MAI and Studio 303)
CREATIVE TEAM & PERFORMERS
CHOREOGRAPHY & PERFORMANCE: Alvin Erasga Tolentino
SET DESIGN: Gaetan Margot, Herve Margot and Alvin Erasga Tolentino
MUSIC: Ted Hamilton
LIGHTING DESIGN: Shane Droucker
VIDEO INSTALLATION: Tad Armitanio, D-anne Kuby Trepanier and Alvin Erasga Tolentino
COSTUME: Natalie Purchultz, Kumvana Gomani and Alvin Erasga Tolentino
REHEARSAL DIRECTOR: Gaetan Margot
Photo Credit: Tarig Adam & Unknown
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