October 24, 2020
“Tradition is always evolving. I’m starting to see it in that lens.”
Patawili 2020 is the brainchild of Annielille Gavino, a movement artist, researcher, writer, and cultural worker. It included three virtual events in celebration of Filipino American History Month: a Kuratsa dance class, 24 hours of streamed Filipino dance films and performances, and a town hall as part of the Asian Arts Initiative’s monthly programming. I took part in the online class, taught by Los Angeles-based Paulo Alcedo and assisted by Gavino, both of whom are alumni of the Filipiniana Dance Troupe of University of the Philippines.
October 19, 2019
"I am trying to find people who want to dialog and process this through art in whatever way. Maybe storytelling, painting, drawing. I keep digging as to how I can use every element. The art making is on the surface and the deeper layer is that we all investigate who we are."
October 15, 2019
Patawili: an evening of food, art, and film
"Inspired by her daughter, Gavino very intentionally centers on themes of Filipino identity, and the constant tug-of-war between alienation and belonging that immigrants and members of the diaspora may feel. She finds ways in both her personal and artistic life to celebrate the beauty of this in-between-ness as a fully formed and valid experience."
September 07, 2017
10 Can’t-Miss Dance Shows Hitting Philadelphia This September
"When the Fringe Festival comes to Philadelphia, it brings its dance moves.
This year, dozens of companies and independent choreographers will perform original works in venues large and small across the city, and there’s something for every taste.
Here are our picks for dance in Philly this September." - Christopher Munden
August 27, 2016
Foreign Affair: Annielille Gavino talks diversity and dance ahead of Fringe show FORE-IGN FORE-OUT
Annielille Gavino-Kollman’s piece focuses on the immigrant experience and includes a cast drawn from diverse cultural backgrounds, all of which influence the music and movement of the work. -C.Munden
October 19, 2015
Of Volume and Variety
Gavino-seemed to be following in the footsteps of those 20th Century, German modern dance women who mimed about cute things in nature and horrid things in politics – Lotte Gosslar, Trudi Schoop and their sisters. This is a lineage that has practically disappeared. - George Jackson
October 15, 2015
Dancers shine at Velocity DC festival
"She’s obviously a strong technician, cleverly turning tight spins into backward rolls, but she interrupted her own Marcel Marceau jokes by smearing white paint onto her face, and turning the suite into a smart commentary in support of immigration." -Rebecca Ritzel
January 01, 2020
“Carmenita” explores one woman’s sexual assault
"The production was endearing, powerful, and unbelievably heartbreaking. It’s tragedy was gripping and masterfully translated. The combination of Gavino’s narrative along with her simplistic movements, intense emotion, and exceptional creativity are what make Carmenita a true work of art one must experience."- Andrea Mayberry