Our faith is a living thing, and it can be crippled or chained. It can be killed by denying us enough food or clothing, by blasting away our personalities and keeping us in constant fear...But sometimes we wonder if we are really a part of America."
-from Freedom from Want
by Carlos Bulosan, 1943
Performance artist Jasmine Orpilla, together with an ensemble of musicians, pays tribute to all those who guard any hope for humanity during times of war. Orpilla physically marks the symbolism of specific Filipino foods, minerals, materials and weaponry which ‘touch’ upon and ‘feed’ renowned anti-colonial warriors, activists and revolutionaries of the Philippines’ past.
Ensemble musicians include Marlo Campos, Brian Ortal and Lara Balajadia.
Jasmine Orpilla is a ritual performance artist, soprano/composer for experimental music theatre and a dancer who has trained classically and performed in multiple languages throughout Europe and America. Orpilla creates genre-defying vocal art pieces that question, deconstruct, reconstruct, heal and ultimately celebrate her 1st-generation Filipina-American identity.
**Not recommended for children. Seating is limited. Arrive early to secure your seat.
This program is made possible by the Remsen Bird Fund and the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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