Choreographed/Conceptualized by:Ani Gavino



The work is a study of how one’s dance language inevitably emerges during improvisation. This is symbolizes how my immigrant experience result to an artistry that is a hybrid of many dance languages. The work is an embrace my own multiplicity.

“A standout duet by Filipino artist ANI Gavino and Nigerian dancer-choreographer Kingsley Ibeneche. Gavino opens ‘Ina’ with her back to the audience, the muscles of her body undulating in isometric movement that hypnotizes. Ibeneche follows with an equally distinctive cultural movement language. Gavino trained at Philippine Ballet Theater and combines various formal and hybrid forms. This piece is their exploratory, and spellbinding, dance cultural exchange.” 

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A welcome change in movement quality followed in Annielille Gavino and William Burden’s 8am Text. At the start of the piece, each dancer takes turns in a spotlight, performing with calculated manipulation over singular body parts. Their piece contains a striking balance of swift, contemporary partnering and precise isolation.

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December 14

Facing Change: Race as Social Construct ( Panel Discussion )

Monday, December 14, 6 – 7:30pm

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

Asian American Initiative celebrates Filipinx American History Month!

October 26 7-9 EST

October 15, 2020

Delaware Contemporary Museum 

March 16, 2020
Movement Research at Judson


January 18

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