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LAGIP: Resilience Through Dance and Kali
Carson Civic Center
Carson, CA
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LAGIP in the Ilocano language of the Philippines translates to memory. We invite participants to learn movement phrases of the Philippine folk dance, Sakuting, and methods of kali (Philippine stick fighting) to explore movement crossovers and use of percussion between Philippine martial arts and dance. Kali is a Filipino martial art best known for its stick fighting, and encompasses both armed and unarmed fighting methods that are historically rooted in the use of edged weapons.

LAGIP will take place both indoors and outdoors of the Carson Civic Center, acknowledging its Dr. Jose Rizal commemoration statue instated in 2012 by the Dr. Jose P. Rizal Monument Movement (JPRMM) and sculpted by Toyn de Leon Imao. Dr. Rizal is a celebrated key figure of Philippine independence and revolution.



GURO ALVIN CATACUTAN is a life long martial artist ranked and certified to teach multiple styles of martial arts. Hes worked in theater, film, and television as an actor and fight director. Alvin has devoted the last ten years to martial arts and teaching children to live healthier, happier lives. In 2012, he established Shield Karate in Culver City, California. He uses proximal learning strategies and games to teach empathy, compassion, and social emotional skills for children. Training at the Inosanto Academy reconnected him with his Filipino heritage.  He is currently a black belt and instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto in Jun Fan Kung Fu / Jeet Kune Do, and FMA. As the founder and head instructor of Pamana Martial Arts, Alvin Catacutan is now on a mission to share his ancestral heritage by teaching Filipino and South East Asian Martial Arts. For more information, visit: www.pamanakali.com.

TONI TEMEHANA PASION is an inter-disciplinary artist and educator, mostly utilizing mediums of dance and curation.  She is a second generation Pilipinx with lineages from Laoag, Antipolo, and Pampanga, Philippines.  She is the founder and director of A Stage of Our Own and the newly debuted Manariwa Dance.  Through Manariwa Dance, Toni teaches Philippine dance and hula, and choreographs Pilipinx contemporary dance works.  For more on Tonis work, visit www.tonipasion.com.


This workshop is part of the WHERE WE STAND Workshop Series.

We are honored to announce A Stage of Our Owns first ever workshop series.  The purpose of this series is to learn from Pacific Island and Pilipinx practitioners whose embodied work balances traditional and contemporary, and to learn the cultural significances of various communal places upon Tongva lands, a.k.a Los Angeles. Each workshop introduces concepts that the artist facilitators are working through to create original short works that will culminate in a performance at the Torrance Cultural Arts Centers James Armstrong Theater on March 22, 2019.  

WHERE WE STAND pays respect to the Tongva, Chumash, and Tataviam peoples of where we call Los Angeles. We acknowledge that our work is situated on Tongva land.

Pre-sale per workshop: $20
At the door: $25
Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Special price entry for all 5 monthly workshops: $90
Must register by November 15, 2018 by emailing astageofourown@gmail.com.

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This work is made possible through the Social Practice Art (SPArt) project of Fulcrum Arts Emerge fiscal sponsorship program.
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Carson Civic Center
801 East Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
United States


Arts > Dance
Education > Workshops
Sports > Mixed Martial Arts

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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