Moonlight

Moonlight is the second phase of an exploration begun by Daloy Dance Co. in 2018 for the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ NeoFilipino Series with their piece entitled Howl. With Howl, the corps of dancers undertook the challenge of folding different lexicons of movement together: drawing vocabulary from the club kids, ravers and the voguing ball scene, and weaving it in with systems of motion and symmetry in animal species: flocks of birds, schools of fish, cicada swarms, cats howling at the moon.

Led by a steadily thrumming score of trance music, the dancers flow through compounded cycles of choreographed expressions. These expressions progress from a rigorous, almost military synchronicity into a series of schisms and a full structural breakdown. And the dance progresses out of unity and into chaos. In that chaotic space of primal release, Daloy Dance Co. first encountered Moonlight. If Howl was a call into the void, Moonlight is who answered it.

In Moonlight, Daloy Dance Co. takes the exploration further, posing the questions: Can chaos lead to bliss? Can trance transcend?

Moonlight leads the ensemble of dancers through a sequence of movement investigations that aim to bring them into an ecstatic state. Structured as an homage to ancient shamanic rites of passage, as well as to the filipino legacy of the queer babaylan, Moonlight is a performed visitation. A wounded healer visits the dancers – hard-worn and wise, beyond species, gender, or time – and endeavours to guide them through a journey toward emancipation. In this season plagued by fear and grief, Moonlight appears and dares us to shake ourselves free from all we know, shed all doubt, and reach for our bliss.

Direction and Choreography by Ea Torrado

Performance by Daloy Dance Company and Ea Torrado

March 1 , 7pm, Free Event, at The Ruins.

For @pnoisefestival and @fringemnl

Photos by Jarett Pinto and Sipat Productions

Moonlight

Moonlight is the second phase of an exploration begun by Daloy Dance Co. in 2018 for the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ NeoFilipino Series with their piece entitled Howl. With Howl, the corps of dancers undertook the challenge of folding different lexicons of movement together: drawing vocabulary from the club kids, ravers and the voguing ball scene, and weaving it in with systems of motion and symmetry in animal species: flocks of birds, schools of fish, cicada swarms, cats howling at the moon.

Led by a steadily thrumming score of trance music, the dancers flow through compounded cycles of choreographed expressions. These expressions progress from a rigorous, almost military synchronicity into a series of schisms and a full structural breakdown. And the dance progresses out of unity and into chaos. In that chaotic space of primal release, Daloy Dance Co. first encountered Moonlight. If Howl was a call into the void, Moonlight is who answered it.

In Moonlight, Daloy Dance Co. takes the exploration further, posing the questions: Can chaos lead to bliss? Can trance transcend?

Moonlight leads the ensemble of dancers through a sequence of movement investigations that aim to bring them into an ecstatic state. Structured as an homage to ancient shamanic rites of passage, as well as to the filipino legacy of the queer babaylan, Moonlight is a performed visitation. A wounded healer visits the dancers – hard-worn and wise, beyond species, gender, or time – and endeavours to guide them through a journey toward emancipation. In this season plagued by fear and grief, Moonlight appears and dares us to shake ourselves free from all we know, shed all doubt, and reach for our bliss.

Direction and Choreography by Ea Torrado

Performance by Daloy Dance Company and Ea Torrado

March 1 , 7pm, Free Event, at The Ruins.

For @pnoisefestival and @fringemnl

Photo by Jarett Pint

Wailing Women at Pineapple Lab

Pineapple Lab’s Artist-in-Residence Program presents “Wailing Women” by Ea Torrado. This work attempts to understand the inarticulable interior experience of ‘grieving’. Incorporating elements of storytelling, naturalistic movements and dance, Wailing Women embodies the different manifestations of coming to terms with loss.
July 27 8PM 

July 30 6PM 
PINEAPPLE LAB, 6071 R. Palma St., Makati 1210

Contact rsvp@pineapplelab.ph or call +6328345763 for tickets


ABOUT WAILING WOMEN
From female narratives of loss – loss of a friend, an idea, a home, identity, a sense of self, to stories of ‘the crying ladies’ and the many wailing widows and mothers found in the crime scenes of the ongoing Philippine war on drugs, “Wailing Women” ponders and embodies unresolved pain and bereavement.
Directed and performed by Daloy Artistic Director and Pineapple Lab’s Resident Artist, Ea Torrado, Wailing Women is a co-production of Daloy Dance Company and Pineapple Lab. It will be presented at Pineapple Lab on July 27 & 30, 2017, and at The Goyang International Dance Festival in South Korea and Kultura Filipino Arts Festival in Toronto, Canada in August.
Photos by Ballet Photography Manila 

Sound design by Buboy Raquitico

Production Assistance by Kathrina Canlas

Thank you to ASAM, RISEUP, Redemptorist Church for supporting the research of this project. 

​ABOUT EA TORRADO

Ea Torrado is a Filipina contemporary dancer, teacher and choreographer. She is the founder and artistic director of Manila-based dance theatre group, Daloy.

Ea seeks to understand impositions of identity by investigating the Body as space, as shell, as suppository of our memories, and investigate the connections between personal experiences and larger social and political structures in the Philippines.

Her full-length works Dots (2013), Nga-nga (2013), Dysmorphilia (2014) and Pieces of Me (2015), investigate notions of personal confinement and showed non-linear stories where the characters attempt to journey from disempowerment to liberation and/or despair. Filipinas (2014), Sisa (2014), Canton (2014) and Silenced (2016), has politically charged themes that explored Filipino identity and feminism.

Wailing Women and Unearthing are a continuation of her investigation of the inner space or “loob” and its relationship with indignant narratives that are relevant to the healing of the Filipina.

Ea will be in New York for a 6-month Research Residency as an Asian Cultural Council Fellow. She will focus on further exploring dance as a healing practice by structuring a curriculum for a new movement language called Daloy.
Join Wailing Women’s FB Event Page  https://www.facebook.com/events/149072295655717??ti=ia

Unleash Your Inner Kid – Sayaw Galaw

MOVEMENT AND MUSIC ARE HEALING SALVES FOR THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL. 
Daloy Dance Co. and Wider and Wider Circles, together with Music Artes, are hosting SAYAW GALAW- Music and Movement IMPROV WORKSHOP AND JAM ~ Themed : Unleashing The Inner Kid

Inhabit your body with full presence and move from a place of fierce truthtelling and authenticity. Let us dance our bodies to the ecstasy of being wholly (holy!) in the Now and discover how it can enliven our daily living.

Unleashing the Inner Kid” seeks to co-create a safe movement playground with the participants to recapture and bring forth their innate playfulness, boldness, and creativity.
An earthy and live soundscape takes every curious child in us to explore freedom of movement from within, from an exciting exchange of physicality reminiscent of play, to the calmness of lullabies.
Join us for an Embodiment Workshop with Buboy Raquitico from 3:30pm-4pm followed by an Improv Jam with Daloy Dance Company and Wider and Wider Circles with live music from 4-6pm.
Contribution: Php350
-No dance experience needed. 

-Bring water and healthy snacks to share.

-Musicians are welcome to join this jam. Kindly bring your own instruments.

Contact Jomari Cruz (0916) 976 1696 for reservations
Poster by Buboy Raquitico

DALOY SUMMER DANCE WORKSHOP


This summer, Daloy Dance Company comes to Diliman Preparatory School for seven weeks of dancing! Daloy is offering an array of dance workshops from ballet, to contemporary, ballroom and hip hop and many more for kids, teens and adults- everyone is invited to come and sweat the summer out with amazing music and cool moves.
📍Diliman Preparatory School, Commonwealth Ave., Brgy. Old Balara, Diliman, Quezon City 

🗓APRIL 17- JUNE 4 2017

Contact Jenn Valdez Tel: 0915 116 1973 to register
Rates:

Php 350 Walk-in

Php 2000 – 7 Sessions

Php 4500 – 14 Sessions
Hiphop Teacher – Jared Luna

Ballroom Teacher – Jomari Cruz

Contemporary Dance Teacher – Buboy Raquitico

Ballet Teacher – Ea Torrado
Open to ALL! Not exclusive to Diliman Prep Students! Enroll now! Contact Jenn Valdez 

Tel: 0915 116 1973 to register

Attire:

Hiphop:

Comfortable clothes (no jeans) & rubber shoes
Ballroom:

Comfortable clothes (no jeans) two inch heels for ladies, rubber shoes for men. 
Contemporary:

Socks and comfortable clothes
Ballet:

Adult and teens:

Tight-fitting top and pants, socks or ballet shoes
Kids and baby ballet:

Pink leotard, pink tights and ballet shoes


Sayaw Galaw (Feb 26 2017)

MOVEMENT AND MUSIC ARE HEALING SALVES FOR THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL. 
Daloy Dance Co. and Wider and Wider Circles, together with Music Artes, are hosting SAYAW GALAW- Music and Movement IMPROV WORKSHOP AND JAM on Feb 26, 2017!
Inhabit your body with full presence and move from a place of fierce truthtelling and authenticity. Let us dance our bodies to the ecstasy of being wholly (holy!) in the Now and discover how it can enliven our daily living.

Join us for an Embodiment Workshop with Dona Tumacder- Esteban from 330pm-4pm followed by an Improv Jam with Daloy Dance Company and Wider and Wider Circles plus live music by Anjeline De Dios and David Esteban from 4-6pm.

Contribution: Php350

-No dance experience needed. 

-Bring water and healthy snacks to share.

-Musicians are welcome to join this jam. Kindly bring your own instruments.
Contact Jomari Cruz (0916) 976 1696 for reservations


Photos by Erickson Dela Cruz

Poster by Buboy Raquitico

TARI by HATAW and DALOY

TARI is a collaborative work in progress presented by Daloy Dance Company and HATAW (A Canada-based company that brings together professional dancers, singers, musicians, multidisciplinary artists and community dancers form Filipino folkdance troupes across North America to interpret traditional Filipino folkdance through the lens of the Filipino-Canadian experience, fusing diverse styles of dance.). Tari is an exploration where ruweda plays centerstage—the primarily masculine domain of the sabong. The performance is a battlefield where two tribes unite; worlds collide as competition inevitably turns kindred.
Tari in its creative process and performance aims to be a statement on the competitive nature of artists brought by a palpable sense of not having enough space or resources to ‘create’. There is a false sense of animosity/rivalry between dance companies because of this, and through this collaboration between Daloy Dance Company and Hataw, we aim to dispel that myth by coming together, sharing platforms, exchanging processes and building a more inclusive and friendly community, while exploring sabong, a staple sport deeply embedded in the Filipino culture.
Thank you to The PARC Foundation, Pineapple Lab and FRINGE Manila Arts Fest!


🗓Feb 25 8pm

🎟Php 150

📍Pineapple Lab, Palma St. Makati

📞(0917) 819 2919

#ParcPH #FringeMNL2017 #hatawdaloy #taribyhatawdaloy