Co.ERASGA, Pichet Klunchun Dance Company

Unwrapping Culture

Performance | Spectacle
  • Photo courtesy of The Dance Centre
    Chris Randle

Vancouver BC
October 15-17 octobre 2015
8:00 | 20:00

Presented by | Diffusé par: The Dance Centre (Scotiabank Dance Centre)
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver
900 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC

Unwrapping Culture brings together two exceptional male artists: Filipino-Canadian Alvin Erasga Tolentino, whose sophisticated works reflect on personal and cultural identity, 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 with the paraphernalia of today’s rampant materialism to create a devastating critique of the corruption of authentic Thai culture by the forces of commercialization, in a passionate and bitingly funny piece which immerses us in the conflict between traditional and modern. 

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