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PARADIS

A happy international Dance Day April 29, 2015 to all!
 
After many months of not blogging, it’s time to write something and honor the coming week of international dance day celebration. A special day for dance in which to recognize the power of dance as an art form and as a simple human act of expression and joy. I hope you get out and get a chance to be part or see dance or just move the body!
 
A very busy springtime, I am in between three dance works at the moment, reconstructing and performing Colonial and PARADIS-Paradise and the building of a new creation – Unwrapping Culture with Thai-Khon master, Pichet Klunchun.
 
I have just completed installing the 24th show of Colonial as part of DALOY-PUSO gathering with my fellow Filipino Community for a sounding conversation at the Dance Centre. This spring, I am thrilled to return again to PARADIS as a featured reconstructed work part of CO.ERASGA's 15th spring season here in Vancouver and to celebrate Asian Heritage Month of May. We recently returned back from South E. Asia in Manila and Bangkok and returning again in December for more shows in other cities in Asia.
 
 
PARADIS will be at the intimate Havana Theatre May 5-9, 2015, then to Gabriola Island at the Net Loft May 12, and Victoria at Open Space as part of Guest House event, May 14.
 
Musician Emmanuel Mailly and I have traveled the globe with this duet from such cities as Paris, Avignon, Vancouver, Manila, Bangkok and Shanghai among other places across northern France since 2008. PARADIS has performed in conventional and un-conventional, indoor and outdoor spaces, we continue to test the enduring capacity of this work to be shared and seen in such diverse spaces. We will reach a goal of 50 shows of this creation by end of the year. It is a gift to have performed a work to so many places and shared to such diverse audiences that included so far:
 
2008 VIDF (Vancouver International Dance Festival)-Roundhouse Community Arts Centre-Premiere
Conservatoire de musique et de danse, Laon, France
L'atelier Y, Blérancourt
Studio Avignon temps Danse, festival d'Avignon
Studio le regard du cygne, Paris. 
Centre Culturel du Canada, Paris. 
Theâtre le chevaler, Noyon. 
Galerie d'art contemporain, Collège Jacques Cartier, Chauny 
Le cinéma L'Ermitage, Saint-Gobain 
Salle Gabries D'Estrées, Coucy-le-château
2009 Dancing on the Edge Festival-Roundhouse Turntable Plaza
RAM (Rockbund Art Museum) Shanghai
Yuyingtang- Shanghai
St Benilde College, Black Box Theatre- Manila
NCAS Auditorium, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna 
Alliance Francaise Manila
Alliance Francaise Bangkok
 
 
Thank you to all who have supported us across the globe in producing and continuing to keep PARADIS alive. I am so happy that Co.ERASGA is 15 years old and giving you more dances to experience!!!