// Unwrapping Culture

Unwrapping Culture brings together two exceptional male dance artists: Vancouver’s own Alvin Erasga Tolentino, and Pichet Klunchun, an outstanding exponent of the Thai classical dance style of Khon, who is known internationally for contemporizing this ancient form. Their first collaboration combines the technique, theatricality and storytelling elements of Khon to create a devastating critique of the corruption of authentic Thai culture by the forces of commercialization, in a passionate and bitingly funny duet which immerses the audience in the conflict between tradition and modernity.

“a gutsy show that slyly and frantically, critiques consumer-junk culture-and, specifically, the loss of Thailand’s ancient, elegant traditions.”

– The Georgia Straight


CHOREOGRAPHY: Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Pichet Klunchun
PERFORMANCE: Alvin Erasga Tolentino and Pichet Klunchun
MUSIC: I Love Thailand by Mocca Garden
LIGHTING: Mark Eugster




Photo Credit: 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