<BR>BATO/Stone <P>First of all, I never believe Michael Scott when he says, "one of the dance season's most anticipated works." (I am assuming this is a Scott quote...)<P>I haven't seen any of the excerpts of BATO/Stone, so I don't know if Tolentino is going for "erotic" so much as "earthy" since he is apparently exploring "the human/natural environment." <P>This is how the piece is described on <A HREF="http://www.taikoelectric.com/aerasgat/" TARGET=_blank>Tolentino's website</A>:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>BATO/stone is a dance conversation with stones. By listening, then expressing what is heard through the vibrations of the body's spirit and emotions. Alvin Erasga Tolentino has created a work, which breaks through the silence of stones. The dance becomes a journey through the body's different states of being, becoming, and releasing. It dramatically weaves the historical and mystical elements of stones, and explores<BR>abstractions within the simple yet complex relationships between humans and their natural environment.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Since I'm not particularly intrigued by works which explore the environment, I probably wouldn't go see this piece, whether the dancers were nude or clothed. (Maybe the nudity trend in Vancouver has had more to do with what I fondly refer to as the "crunchy granola" movement than an exploration of erotica?
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