Co. Erasga | Pichet Klunchun Dance Company

The Dance Centre presents the Global Dance Connections series

Co. Erasga (Vancouver) | Pichet Klunchun Dance Company (Thailand)
Unwrapping Culture
Thursday-Saturday October 15-17, 2015 8:00pm
Post-show artist talkback October 16
Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie St, Vancouver

Tickets 604. 684. 2787
Info 504.606.6400

Unwrapping Culture brings together two exceptional male artists: Filipino-Canadian Alvin Erasga Tolentino, whose sophisticated works reflect on personal and cultural identity, and Pichet Klunchun, an outstanding exponent of the Thai classical dance style of Khon, who is known internationally for contemporizing this ancient form. Their first collaboration combines the technique, theatricality and storytelling elements of Khon with the paraphernalia of today’s rampant materialism to create a devastating critique of the corruption of authentic Thai culture by the forces of commercialization, in a passionate and bitingly funny piece which immerses us in the conflict between traditional and modern. 

Photo by Chris Randle