‘Howl’ explores a new movement language of ‘release’ through club techno music.
‘Howl’ is inspired by somatic explorations that transcend the body from restriction and inhibition, to freedom and possibility, ‘Glitters’ explores movement invented out of these ‘liberating’ dance exercises, releasing the dancers’ bodies from rigid holding patterns, and pushing past their exhausting point through repetition and drive.
‘Howl’ asks— when does the body stop performing for another, but its Self? Contemporary choreographer Ea Torrado’s interest in dance as an emancipatory ritual propels her choreographic approach. Utilising somatic explorations that transcend the body from inhibition, to freedom and possibility.
Danced to evocative club techno beats composed by acclaimed Filipino sound artist, Tengal, ‘Howl’ ponders on the performance of beauty, gender and vulnerability.
This work is possible through the support of Daloy Dance Company, Pineapple Lab, Green Glass Door and PUP Maharlika Dance Artists.
Choreographer: Ea Torrado
Dancers: Buboy Raquitico, Jomari Cruz, Kennard Allen Insigne, Jan Lloyd Celecio, Jovin Lazaro, Joy Cristian Adorable, Jamie Paraiso, Arcelyn Lualhati, Jaime Rose Monserrat, Julienne Pearl Depatillo, Dane Afuang , Debi Lynn Afuang , Jally Mae Boral, Aleisa Lamboloto, Lance Latoja , Edward Torres, Jeffrey Movilla
Photos (above) by Sipat Productions
Photos (below) by Jojo Mamangun
Howl , Cultural Center of the Philippines Neo Filipino October, 2018