A Roundhouse Residency with Co.ERASGA | 2012
The Roundhouse, in partnership with Co. ERASGA Dance and Montreal Arts Interculturels (MAI) is the recipient of a $20,000 Canada Council Grant “Dance Presentation Program: Support to Presenters.”
This the first time the Roundhouse has received such a grant and it speaks to the dedication and support a community arts facility can offer community and professional dance in Vancouver. Since its inception, the Roundhouse has provided countless opportunities for dancers to develop, collaborate with a range of artists, and cultivate the desire to dance in each one of us.
Alvin Erasga Tolentino has been connected to the Roundhouse for over ten years, initially as part of a residency with Karen Jameison Dance Company, and throughout the years with the Purple Rose Campaign, Dance Allsorts series and the Vancouver International Dance Festival. It is so amazing to see how he has progressed in creating his own company and performing for the international stage.
The Roundhouse is very excited for the Colonial residency—performance, FREE dance workshops, FREE lectures series for the public—come take part.
A WORLD PREMIERE
Co. ERASGA, as part of the Roundhouse Residency Program and Canada Council for the Arts Grant Recipients.
Colonial is about returning to the native land of the Philippines to explore the forgotten memories of colonization. A multimedia and collaborative dance-theatre piece brings Filipino and Canadian artists together to share the past and present story of a society whose journey is filled with struggle, fight and fear—conditions of colonial life. A full-length solo performance interpreted by acclaimed Vancouver dance artist Alvin Erasga Tolentino.
Conception: Dennis Gupa and Alvin Erasga Tolentino; Choreography and Performance: Alvin Erasga Tolentino; Dramaturgy: Dennis Gupa; Lighting: Jonathan Chang; Video: Jon Lasam; Music: Angelica Dayao; Costume: John Carlo Pagunaling.
A co-production in partnership with University of the Philippines Los Banos-Office of Initiative for Culture and the Arts, the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre and the Montreal Arts Interculturel (MAI).