Alvin Erasga Tolentino is an active Asian/Canadian dance artists who continues to reveal, provoke, fascinate and bring a fresh voice to the national and international dance scene. Born in Manila, Philippines, he moved to Canada in 1983. His successful career has garnered him notability and a distinct reputation as an original and unpredictable contemporary performing artist.
Tolentino’s dance creations are driven from the need to intricately illustrate the human experience of light and dark and the infinitely complex relationship between nature and humanity. His choreography challenges the exploration of hybridity to reveal the private and public territory, identity, gender and the issues within the traditional and contemporary cross-cultural dialogue.
Participants of the Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/Cp) 2017 Gathering were invited to join the roundtable to discuss a particular question that involved reflecting on their own artistic practices, personal histories