// OrientTik/Portrait

Duration: 60 minutes

OrienTik/Portrait features the intricate and mesmerizing choreography of Alvin Erasga Tolentino dance by himself and partnered by the exquisite Toronto dancer, Andrea Nann. The two dancers are joined by innovative Vancouver taiko drummer Eileen Kage and classical pianist Alison Nishihara. Together, the four artists create and combines distinctive, culturally diverse, poignant and original contemporary music and dance.

In OrientiTik/Portrait, sound and movements integrate and weave together in an enriching layer of moments in time. The performance highlights the experience, mediums and high artistry of each artists, their aim is to capture the resonance and transparency with the meeting of two performing mediums.

OrienTik/Portrait is Co.ERASGA’s 2005 latest creation in partnership with the Scotia Dance Centre’s Artist in residency, 2005 Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver, 2005 5th International Danse en Vol, and the Musique and Dance conservatoire in Laon, France.

Touring Dates:

• May 2010, National tour in celebration of Asian Heritage Month (Vancouver, Montreal, Fredericton, Toronto and Winnipeg)
• July/August 2007, (excerpt, Avignon Festival and Edinburgh Festival)
• April 2007, Seachelt BC
• September 2006, (excerpt) Gibson BC
• October 2005, Brussels, Belgium and Laon, France.


CHOREOGRAPHY: Alvin Erasga Tolentino
DANCER: Alvin Erasga Tolentino , Andrea Nann , Alison Denham
CLASSICAL PIANIST: Allison Nishihara
LIGHTING: James Proudfoot


Photo Credit: Tarig Adam & Chris Randle

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