Acrylic on Wall
16′ x 50′
Bindlestiff (San Francisco, CA)
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Kularts newest dance theater production, choreographed by master Philippine dance choreographer Jay Loyola and original music score by renowned musician and composer Florante Aguilar, Ba-e Makiling is a 1 hour, 15-minute dance theater production inspired by Philippine myths and native spirituality. The new dance work will explore the story of the deity Ba-e Makiling, guardian of the dormant volcano of Mt. Makiling and her love affair with a human, Lakai – a metaphor for re-discovering and reclaiming the indigenous self that has been forcefully denied by centuries of colonization. Set before colonization in a rural Philippine village at the foot of Mt. Makiling, the story will be told through innovative dance movement rooted in the traditional Philippine dances of the Luzon region.
The feature-length work premiered at Bindlestiff Studio in the SoMa, Sept 9-11 & 16-18, 2016.