Alvin Erasga Tolentino
The acclaimed dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino discusses his career, and his upcoming work Shifting Geography, playing 18-22 February 2014 at the Vancouver East Culture Centre, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
One of Vancouver’s internationally acclaimed artists joins me now. Alvin Erasga Tolentino is on to talk about the world premiere of a new work: Shifting Geography. It runs at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre 18-22 February 2014. The production is created by Mr. Tolentino and German choreographer Rafaële Giovanola of CocoonDance. I’ll ask Alvin Tolentino about his company, Co.ERASGA Dance, which is entering its 14th season, about the cities of Bonn and Vancouver which inspire this piece, the themes therein, and more. Visit www.thecultch.com for tickets and information, as well as www.companyerasgadance.ca. Alvin Erasga Tolentino was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada in 1983. He received a Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for dance for his contributions to the city’s cultural communities. He has toured extensively, and received his training with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and at York University, and SUNY. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Alvin Tolentino; Mr. Tolentino, good morning.