Length: 55 minutes

PARADIS/Paradise is a cross-continental dance project between Canada and France led by Vancouver choreographer-dancer Alvin Erasga Tolentino in collaboration with French musician-composer Emmanuel de St Aubin and Vancouver media artist Donna Szoke. In exploring the relationship and breath of dance through live music and visual images, PARADIS streams within the moments of synchronicity between three art forms.

Choreography and performance by Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Co. ERASGA 
Music by Emmanuel de St Aubin 
Mixed media by Donna Szoke 
Lighting by James Proudfoot 
PARADIS/Paradise is dedicated to Larisa Fayad (1976-2007)

Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) 
March 25-26, 2008 (World Premiere) 
at the Roundhouse Community Centre Vancouver, BC 

The Music and Dance Conservatoire Laon, France 
May14-15, 2008 May 21, 2008
Jean Marc Chamblay Saint Gobain 

June 21, 2008 
French Music National Day 
Mal Studio/Theatre, Laon, France

Touring Dates

  • May 2011 (France, Noyon, Laon, Chauny, Paris)
  • November 2010 (France, Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, Laon and St Etienne)
  • July- August 2009 (Festival Avignon)