Founded in 2000, the mission of Co. ERASGA is to:
A) Support and realize the creative vision of Alvin Erasga Tolentino through dance,
B) Foster the research, creation and production of innovative new works in partnership with dance artists, and other creative genres (visual arts, music, theatre, performance art, video and film),
C) Recognize the Asian heritage and diversity within the Canadian multicultural context, and
D) Promote, share and celebrate dance to the widest and diverse audience in BC, Canada and abroad. Co. ERASGA also supports dance artists at both the emerging and professional level through involvement in the company's artistic processes, creations and productions.
Under the artistic directorship of Filipino/Canadian choreographer and dancer, Alvin Erasga Tolentino, the company explores issues of cultural identity and hybridity, by juxtaposing the public and private territory, and promoting cross-cultural dialogue.
Co. ERASGA is faithful to the kinetic power of dance as the core, source and tool for dynamic communication.