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Co.ERASGA and qathet Art Centre proudly presents the return of


Passages of Rhythms


In this remounted work, acclaimed dancer and choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino takes centre stage; merging three duets created for three diverse artists and showcasing three different genres – Flamenco, Bharatanatyam, and voices for the body – Passages of Rhythms is a hybrid full-length evening of cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration celebrating Asian Heritage Month in May 2022.


A fusion of traditional and contemporary movements, Passages of Rhythms is hybrid- a cross-pollination of cultures enabling the body to move and transform through complex rhythms, sensation, shapes, and voices.  


In honour of Co.ERASGA’s 22nd Season, Alvin Erasga Tolentino gathers some of Canada’s most exceptional and diverse artists to join him on stage. This internationally acclaimed choreographer is excited to collaborate once again with Vancouver’s Chinese-Canadian Flamenco artist Kasandra “La China”, Indo-Canadian Bharatanatyam dancer Sujit Vaidya, and Montreal voice artist phenomena Gabriel Dharmoo. 

Passages of Rhythms awakens, provokes and celebrates the contemporary body and interconnections with cultural rhythms and sounds. A pan-Asian gathering of intergenerational dynamic artists, in both the music and dance genres, the cast delivers a surprising, mastered and evocative performance that audiences will soon get to experience live at the Evergreen Theatre.

Workshops May 31

About Co.ERASGA Dance

“contemporary, progressive, and provocative” -  Georgia Straight 


Entering its 22nd season, Co.ERASGA Dance is led by critically acclaimed dancer and choreographer Alvin Erasga Tolentino. One of Vancouver’s very own dance company that supports and contributes to the development and enhancement of contemporary dance at home and globally. Co.ERASGA continues to seek new and challenging projects that provide opportunities and cross-cultural issues in today’s society. Among its memorable and critically acclaimed dance productions presented in Vancouver includes SOLA, BATO/Stone, MINORI, Volt, She Said, Field, OrienTik/Portrait, BODYGlass, PARADISE/Paradis, ADAMEVE/Man-Woman, Expose, Colonial, Shifting Geography, Unwrapping Culture , Collected, Traces and Still Here and recently Offering.  To date, Co.ERASGA has pivoted to rise despite challenges during the pandemic  to continue its dance vision and legacy for the all to experience.


Passages of Rhythms is made possible and generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, BC Gaming Commission, City of Vancouver, qathet Art Centre and Co.ERASGA’s individual members, donors and sponsors.