Sunday, April 8, 2012
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TAGABANUA: A PHILIPPINE DANCE PROJECT BY JAY LOYOLA
MAY 5, 2012 7:30PM DOORS OPEN 8:00PM SHOW
$25 GENERAL SEATING. RESERVED SEATING ALSO AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT HERNA CRUZ-LOUIE AT (510) 637-0461 FOR INFORMATION. SEATING IS LIMITED.
OAKLAND ASIAN CULTURAL CENTER
388 NINTH STREET, SUITE 290
2ND FL OF THE PACIFIC RENAISSANCE PLAZA
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC), in conjunction with the American Center of Philippine Arts (ACPA), is proud to announce the U.S. premiere of Tagabanua (tah-gah-BAhN-wah) by renowned folkloric choreographer Jay Loyola on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8pm at OACC. This is the inaugural piece of ACPA’s new Emerging Works program.
Meaning “from the village,” Tagabanua narrates the life journey of a man struggling with the responsibilities he carries in his community and the personal betrayal it brings. Set against the backdrop of a village on the Philippine island of Palawan, the work integrates indigenous rhythms, beats, and chants with performances by homegrown Bay Area dance artists.
The U.S. premiere of Tagabanua features local music and dance artists – Jonathan Mercado, Brian Batugo, Maritoni Medrano, Mariflor Medrano, Gemma Calderon, Henry Lao, Rey Arcilla, Ladislao Arellano, Kimberly Requesto, Herna Cruz-Louie, Eric Solano and Nick Obando. Each of these artists performs with various Philippine folk dance companies across the Bay Area. Tagabanua is made possible through the support of the East Bay Community Foundation – Fund for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Philippine Consulate General of San Francisco, Gabay ng Sayaw, and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
For more information on Tagabanua, please visit the American Center of Philippine Arts website: http://philippinearts.org/tagabanua.htm