Creations

ADAMEVE - Man/Woman

Length 60 minutes

Choreography Alvin Erasga Tolentino
Dancers: Alison Denham and Billy Marchenski
Lighting by James Proudfoot

ADAMEVE/Man-Woman encounters and challenges the social and archetypal place of man and woman. Alvin Erasga Tolentino’s new duet work continues an intriguing play of identity and gender. The choreography presents the body as passive and aggressive, yin and yang, masculine and feminine. Consider traits that are defined, re-defined, inherited and inhibited in the male and female figure in our history and current time. The work features two of Vancouver’s most charismatic performers, Alison Denham and Billy Marchenski, who explore the mystery of human memory as it imprints symbols on one’s mind and body and carries identity over time. The piece was originally Commissioned for the 20th anniversary of Dancing on Edge Festival in Vancouver in 2008.

“Tolentino has found innovative ways to create movement that is genderless-devoid of the recognizable gestures that society uses to identify us as “male” or “female”
-The Georgia Straight.