Image Descriptions: All photos by Jim Watkins 1. A group of women dancing with arms raised, wearing white dresses, performing in front of a backdrop of downtown San Francisco 2. A group of women posed with one arm raised above the head, wearing white dresses, dancing in front of a backdrop of downtown San Francisco 3. SAMMAY wearing a white dress, posed with arms down and palms facing outward, her hair flowing in the wind and partially covering her face

ritual for thrivation no. 2

Filipinx American choreographer and healer SAMMAY will premiere ritual for thrivation no. 2 at the State of Play Festival presented by ODC Theater in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA on the unceded ancestral lands of the Ramaytush Ohlone. In a world that has forgotten its inherent responsibility to the earth and each other, this ritual performance and space-time continuum poses ancestral reverence, intergenerational healing, and urban-indigenous futurism as urgent and fundamental to alleviating our current climate crisis.

ritual for thrivation no. 2 will convene an intergenerational Filipinx collective to explore themes of futurism, sovereignty, desire, abundance, and collective care. With Araw ng Kalayaan just around the corner, we will ask the fundamental question: how do we move from a perpetual stasis of survival to palpable thrivation? This is a question for your mama, papa, lola, lolo, tito, tita, tita, that tita and certainly that tita of yours, too.


Danielle Galvez
Harold Albert Galvez
Jai Severson
Justine Villanueva
Tessa Nebrida
Cara Zamora Palanca
Lisa Suguitan Melnick
Stephanie Gancayco
Dave Ragaza
Malaya Tuyay
and guests artists


SAMMAY Peñaflor Dizon is a Filipinx American choreographer, interdisciplinary artist, and cultural producer of Bikol, Kapampangan, and Ilokano descent. Their performances explore the body as a site of memory, resistance, and reclamation for collective healing and liberation. Their practice explores dance as a bridge between earth and the ancestral realm.

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Friday, June 10, 8 PM
Saturday, June 11, 8 PM
Digital Stream Friday, June 17, 7:30 PM

Tickets available at

June 10, 2022 at 8:00pm - June 17, 2022
ODC Theater
3153 17th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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Accessibility & Consent

 Wheelchair accessible.
 ASL interpretation will be available for the duration of the event.

If you require any special accommodations or assistance, please contact [email protected].

This event will be photographed and video recorded for archival and promotional purposes. By attending this event, you consent to the potential of your image being shared publicly through APICC's channels.

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