Co. Erasga: Colonial

By Julye Huggins
Dennis Gupa in research of Colonial for Co.ERASGA

Running October 4th through 7th in Vancouver, Co. Erasga presents the world premiere of Colonial, a collaborative intercontinental project between Canada and the Philippines. The full-length solo is choreographed and performed by Vancouver dance artist Alvin Erasga Tolentino, working with Filipino theatre director and dramaturge, Dennis Gupa. This video (albeit quiet) shows Gupa reflecting on his process of research and creation.According to the company’s website, Colonial is “a story of the past and present probing man/woman in a society faced with the journeys of struggles, fights, fears and conditions of a colonized life.” The work addresses the native land and resurrecting memories, crossing the lines of history and mythology.Be sure to check out the May 2005 issue of The Dance Current print magazine for an article on Alvin Tolentino.
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