APICC is proud to co-present YUGTO as part of the 24th annual United States of Asian America Festival: Forging Our Futures - SoMa & Chinatown.
A three part video series that will highlight different regional dance experiences of the Philippines, YUGTO will present choreography using movement and story telling to deconstruct our understanding of Filipino folk dance. Vignette One addresses the dynamics of gender performativity and its intersection with spirituality through ancient dance forms of Maguindanao province. Vignette Two will explore sexual fluidity against traditional restrictions of the Spanish colonial period. Vignette Three contemporizes our understanding of Pangalay, a stately dance that embodies the flowing currents of the Sulu Sea, by layering the motions with post-colonial courtship music called Kundiman.
Kim Requesto, with appearances by Ian Abad, Brandon Rabanal, and Nicole Sanchez.
ABOUT KIM REQUESTO
Kim Requesto (@kimrequesto) is a Philippine born, Bay Area raised cultural practitioner based in San Francisco/Unceded Ramaytush Ohlone Territory. She specializes in 35mm photography, videography, and dance. With an artistic foundation in Philippine folk dance, Requesto has dedicated herself to cultural expression and advocacy through movement, photography, and community outreach.
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Sliding Scale $0-30 (Supporter $0, Student $15, Friend $30).
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