Balik Bayan ( Return to Home)
Balikbayan explores familial art making between a mother and daughter as an integral work to Ani/Malayaworks Dance. Created during the beginnings of the COVID-19 pandemic ( and still in its work in progress stages ), Ani and Malaya continues to inquire, investigate and converse what the definitions of home, memory, and ancestry is. Through various dance drama modalities, this mother and daughter share the intimate act of dance theater making while carefully considering non-capitalistic practices of production. Balikbayan is a family photo album manifesting through a series of dance vignettes, inscribing parental love, sacrifices and devotion to the world.
This zoom recorded performance was performed at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance on November 2020.