Collaborative art exhibit highlights Filipino migrant worker experience

VANCOUVER — Filipino migrant workers unveiled a collaborative art piece in a new exhibit, celebrating this year’s International Migrant’s Day.

Alvin Erasga Tolentino, a Filipino-Canadian dancer-choreographer, initiated The MigARTion Project with Migrante BC and the Latino support organization, Migrant Workers’ Dignity Association.

Tolentino says he wants migrant workers to experience art as a form of release for their emotions.

The project was a collaborative piece that was the culmination of these artists’ studies in voice, theatre and dance.

It told of their experience as workers in a foreign land.

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