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Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:00PM
The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery & Second Avenue)
The Downstairs @ La MaMa is located on the south side of East 4th Street, between Bowery and Second Avenue.
Transportation: F Train to Second Ave; R Trains to 8th Street; 6 Train to Astor Place
Mindanao: The Story of Tabunaway, Mamalu and Their Descendants
Concept, Direction and Choreography by Potri Ranka Manis
“If you remember the resilience of your ancestors, you can never be conquered.”
Mindanao will focus on the resilience of the indigenous peoples of the southern Philippines as passed through generations of oral tradition. Kinding Sindaw will bring you into the lives of these two brothers who nurtured the land through rituals that depict the cycle of life (planting, harvesting, weddings, birthing, healing). Their colorful way of life is reflected through ritual dance movements of nature, particularly the water that reflects the serenity of the lake, the gentle ripple and the buoyant movements of the ocean. The story is accompanied by Kulintang gong music and chants of the Mindanao tradition-bearers. Mountains and rainforests are caught in the winds of fierce typhoons of this spirited land of the naga (dragon) and the Sarimanok (mythical bird) which are brought to life through the power of Silat martial arts movement.
Running Time: 2 hours