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Bindlestiff Studio Celebrates Filipino American History Month
Touring Theater Production
Alamat Production Makes Stops in Three Bay Area Theaters
San Francisco August, 2005 - In commemoration of the Filipino American History Month in October, Bindlestiff Studio, the epicenter of Filipino American arts, today announced an upcoming touring theater production of writer Rodolfo Carlos Vera's Alamat (Legends), a performance project about identity, history and folklore.
The play will run for eight shows starting on
October 6-8th at El Camino Theater in South San Francisco,
October 21-22 at Serramonte del Rey Theater in Daly City and ending on
December 9-10 at the Diego River Theater of City College of San Francisco.
More About Alamat
By Filipino writer, Rodolfo Carlos Vera, Alamat (Legends) is a story about identity, history and folklore. Pat, an American-born Filipino of northern Philippines Kalinga tribal ancestry, visits his parents© homeland for the first time to bury his father, Gadiaman, a warrior who came to the US in 1946 after serving United States Army Air Force Far East (USAAFFE) in WWII. For the first time Pat meets his 85-year old grandfather Ochas, a Kalinga who had come to America in 1904 and whose desire to reclaim his lost dignity still haunts him. The story carves out a life montage for these three men juxtaposed with myths and legends that speak of truths, parallels and folk insights considered archaic in modern times but whose wisdom is more enduring than time itself.
Directed by Louie Pascasio and performed by resident Bindlestiff Players, the play features the braided story of three different generations of Filipino men dating back to the 1904 St. Louis World Exposition in Missouri when a large group of indigenous Filipinos came to America clothed in their sacred traditions, haunting chants and pulsating beats. Alamat is a story about reclaiming one©s heritage through myths and folktales waiting to be retold and reawakened.
Bindlestiff Studio believes in the role of the arts in building vibrant communities which take pride in celebrating the diversity of its values, traditions and history,© said Artistic Director, Louie Pascasio. The play creates a mosaic of dramatic storytelling fusing traditional forms and stylized improvisations in drama, music and choreography.
Now in its eighth season as the epicenter for Filipino Amercian Arts, Bindlestiff Studio, continues to expand the horizon for Filipino dramaturgy with Alamat. The production in supported in part by Theater Bay Area Cash Grant.
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