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 daughter shares this 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.

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Email:  malayaworks@gmail.com

RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS:

December 14

Facing Change: Race as Social Construct ( Panel Discussion )

Monday, December 14, 6 – 7:30pm

https://www.barnesfoundation.org/whats-on/talks/facing-change#

November 24

Open Movement Research

6-8 PM

November 14

BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance 

BlakTinX Dance

Sat. November 14th, 8pm

November 13

Global Ramayana, 6 Pm (FB, VIRTUAL)

October 25-26

Patawili Celebrates Filipino American History Month 

Patawili with a Kuratsa Folk Dance
October 25,  3pm EST
Registration:
https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZUrfuyopzgpEty29b2ShMUdvZ8WV...


Asian American Initiative celebrates Filipinx American History Month!

October 26 7-9 EST

https://asianartsinitiative.org/.../asian-american-artist...

October 15, 2020

Delaware Contemporary Museum 

March 16, 2020
Movement Research at Judson

 

January 18

UPENN ( TBA )
Lunar New Year Celebration

 

December 6,7 2019

De(scribing) Maharlika @ Swarthmore University   4:30 pm Friday; 8 PM Saturday

 

November 14, 2019

Patawili Films: Parang Drunk History (a retelling of the historical narrative that Magellan circumnavigated the world and discovered the Philippines; honoring the chief that led the battle against Magellan, Lapu-Lapu ). De(scribing) Maharlika film, a film honoring and naming the indigenous tribes of the Philippines -- Philadelphia Asian American Festival @ Flesher Art Memorial, 8 PM

 

 

 

October 21,23 2019 @ Asian Arts Initiative, 7 PM

Patawili: a Sunday dinner and multi-disciplinary immersive dance theater experience on Filipino-American stories culminating an Asian Arts Initiative and Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists Residency project. This worked involved visual and conceptual installations and a story of an ancient Filipinx mythological character, Bighari, the goddess of the rainbow.  

 

 

Oct.5, 2019

Taga-ilog: a site specific work designed to go with Isaac Witkin’s  sculptural piece “The Bathers”, commemorating Outlet Dance Project’s 15th Annual Festival for Grounds for Sculpture


 

September 21, 2019

Sunset CypHER for Bartams’ Garden: part of Philadelphia Fringe, a site specific performance centered on ancient mythological stories ending with a dance and drum cypher for the community 

 

 

August 18, 2019

Oval + Summer season: Solo Site Specific work performed at the Philadelphia Oval as part of the Fairmont Parks and Conservancy’s Oval + Summer season