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Philippine Centre Canada and Co.ERASGA 


 MigARTion Community Dialogue 

MigARTion aims to create a critical and creative space where professional artists and the migrant community create art together, in a shared environment of planning, integration and eventual execution of the project. It is engaging art practices through dancing, writing, singing, painting and acting, as a social intervention to marginalization and intercultural alienation, and a process that nurtures the everyday practice of criticality and empathy. 

The mobilization of MigARTion project is led by Co. ERASGA artistic director, choreographer/dancer Alvin E. Tolentino with his project artistic team of Filipino artists – theatre director Dennis Gupa, music and opera trained singer Jeremiah Carag, poet/writer Karla Comanda and visual artist Christopher Nazaire. 


We call upon the youth, seniors, new immigrants and migrant workers in




Alvin Tolentino 

The artistic director of Co.ERASGA Dance renowned for its contribution as arts leader, curator, cultural programmer, teacher and advocate to the Asian diaspora in Canada spanning three decades. 

Dennis Gupa 

A Ph.D. theatre director, transnational scholar and educator of intercultural theatre. 

Jeremia Carag 

An accomplished musician and singer for stage who is also an educator passionate about immigrant adult learning and community engagement working as a learning initiatives coordinator with the University of BC. 

Karla Comanda 

A poet, editor, translator, educator and arts administrator, an MFA graduate of Creative Writing at the University of BC.

Christopher Nasaire 

A queer writer, editor, and visual artist born and raised in Mindanao. He writes fiction and creative nonfiction, with his works appearing in W49 Magazine and in Magdaragat: An Anthology of Filipino Canadian Writing.

Co.ERASGA gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Canada Council for the Arts, The BC Arts council, The BC Gaming commission, The City of Vancouver and Our national partners: The Philippine Arts Council in Edmonton, The province of Alberta, The Alberta Foundation for the arts, The Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba Inc, Bayanihan community centre, Victoria Filipino Canadian Association, Gilmore International College, Ici Television, Pinoy Pa Rin, Filipino-Canadian Arts and Cultural Organization, The Philippine Centre Canada, Canadian Heritage, The Anvil Centre, City of New Westminster, the donors and members of Co.ERASGA. 

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