|Ritwal Performance by Alleluia Panis |
& Screening of Niņo By Loy Arcenas
Thursday, June 7 | 7:15PM
YBCA Screening Room
701 Mission Street @ 3rd Street, San Francisco (MAP)
$8 General (TICKETS)
Preview of Niņo
Kularts' Artistic Director Alleluia Panis opens the YBCA New Filipino Cinema series with intuitive movement and performance of 'Ritwal' with vocalist Kristine Sinajon and harpist Lizae Reyes.
Film synopsis: the image of the child Christ, the Santo Niņo, holds special significance to the Filipino faithful. It is said to cause miracles, the idol a perfect representation of the country's strange conflation of religion and superstition. It is why a young boy has been dressed up as the Santo Niņo in this clever dissection of a fading aristocratic family. With the patriarch fallen ill, the debts piling up, the house crumbling, and the family falling apart, all that's left is to pray for a miracle. With studied grace, Niņo explores a social class rarely depicted in Filipino films, revealing a deeply human core to aristocracy. (2011, 100 min). This screening is the first in the YBCA series: New Filipino CinemaJune 7-10 & 17 | Screening room
This is a showcase of new cinema from one of the most exciting independent film scenes in the world: 29 films, 24 US premieres, 5 days. From drama, to documentary, to mockumentary, to cutting-edge experimental work, it's the most comprehensive survey of contemporary Filipino cinema presented in the United States. (MORE)All films are presented digitally, in their original language with English subtitles.
|Intermediate/Advanced Dancers! Slots still open for Series 2 Philippine Dance Workshops with Jay Loyola|
Mondays | July 9, 16, 23, 30 | 7:30-9:30PM Alonzo King Lines Dance Center26 Seventh Street, San Francisco (MAP)FREE! SIGN UP NOW!
Deadline for Series 2 registration is Monday, July 2. Join Master Artist Jay Loyola, adopted son of a Tagbanua tribe and former Associate Choreographer and Principal Dancer of the internationally celebrated and critically acclaimed Bayanihan Dance Company, for a workshop intensive in movement and themes of Philippine dance with focus on the indigenous traditions of the Palawan people.
Enroll for the chance to perform in Loyola's next dance work in November, Huni Ng Tandikan: Song of the Palau'an Bird, commissioned by Kularts.
The workshop series and presentation of Huni Ng Tandikan are both made possible by support from the Creative Work Fund.