Co.ERASGA proudly present the world premiere of Collected Traces and Still Here at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in September. Entering its 16th season of contemporary dance in Vancouver, Co.ERASGA presents the company’s newest ensemble creation choreographed by critically acclaimed Vancouver choreographer, Alvin Erasga Tolentino.
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St)
When: Wednesday to Saturday, September 14 to 17, 2016 at 8:00pm
Tickets: Available online via TicketsTonight $34.25 Adult ($30 + $4.25 s/c); $26.00 Students and Seniors ($22 + $4.00 s/c); order by phone (604) 684-2787. Additional $5/order for phone orders.
Featuring seven outstanding dancers from Vancouver and Manila, Tolentino’s quest in this new creation recalls and traces transcendent principle of the body’s relation to indigenous traditional arts. This full evening of two debut works embodies the use of an indigenous fabric called “Malong” and an ancient hand gesture “Mudras”, which become the source of inspiration to look back and pay homage to Tolentino’s Asian indigenous roots.
The dancers are the canvasses of motion which evoke traditional practices still relevant and existing today, giving light to the shadow of the past, memory in the body and lineage of identity.
Mudras – an ancient hand gesture that holds a sacred and medicinal effect on the body and Malong – a Filipino indigenous fabric used in daily life. Semiotically and metaphorically these languages of traditional arts awaken genetic memory. The seven dancers in these pieces help to expose the body to attain and reach the expression of the physical and metaphysical.
Co.ERASGA Dance is an international dance company that supports and contributes to the development and enhancement of contemporary dance globally. It continues to seek new and challenging projects that provide opportunities and cross-cultural issues in today’s society.
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