Choreographer: Alvin Erasga Tolentino



In concern of the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff, as well as the public well-being during the coronavirus pandemic, we're regretfully canceling Tredecim, the 2020 Spring Mainstage Dance Show. We would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work, especially our guest choreographers Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim, and Remy Siu (Hong Kong Exile), Anya Saugstad, and Alvin Erasga Tolentino.

Stay safe, everyone.


Formed in 2011 by SCA alumni Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Milton Lim, and Remy Siu, Hong Kong Exile is committed to creating vital and innovative art through collaborative investigation across disciplinary boundaries and outside the formal and aesthetic traditions of dance, theatre, new music and multimedia. Hong Kong Exile has presented its work at such events as the CanAsian International Dance Festival, Seattle International Dance Festival, Dancing on the Edge Festival and Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival.

Anya Saugstad is a dancer and choreographer from Vancouver Canada. Anya trained at ArtsUmbrella, and at Simon Fraser University where she received a BFA in dance. Anya has danced professionally with Inverso Productions, and apprenticed with Action at a Distance, and with the response. Through her own choreographic work Anya aims to create intimate, and chaotic worlds using dance, sound, set, costume, and light. Anya is currently working towards a full length dance work, about the double life we often live between failure and success. She works closely with musical composer Stefan Nazerevich, and a collective of performers including Daria Mikhaylyuk, Eowynn Enquist, Katarina Nesic, Maddy Gilbert, and Shion Skye Carter. Her process physically and visually tries to answer questions about who we are as complicated beings, and aims to access and express our untamed selves. Anyas work has been shown through Vines Art Festival, Simon Fraser University, BLOOM, BoomBox, Dance Cafe, and F-O-R-M Film Festival, among others.

Alvin Erasga Tolentino is an active Asian/Canadian choreographer and dance artist who continues to reveal, provoke, fascinate, and bring a fresh voice to the national and international dance scene. He founded the dance company Co.ERASGA in 2000, which has a distinguished international reputation of a singular vision of hybrid dance and diversity, featuring collaborations across other artistic practices and multimedia work. His successful career has garnered him notability and a distinct reputation as an original and unpredictable contemporary performing artist.


March 28, 2020