Coffeehouse #127: Kinding Sindaw

June 13

3pm

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Curator: Michal Gamily Moderator: Anne Berryl Corotan Naguit

When: Saturday, June 13rd, 2015 at 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Reservations & Info: 212.475.7710 | 646.430.5374 | ADMISSION IS FREE

The dances of Kinding Sindaw originate from the royal court dances of the Maranao Sultanate- a repertory of the sacred, classic, and secular combining grace and vigor, dances that directly reflect their rich natural environment. Dancers imitate the graceful movements of birds, fish, butterflies, rivers, streams, and ocean trekking boats, celebrate fertility in vigorous choreography, sway delicately using colorful fans and scarves, and dramatically inspire through the martial art of silat.

Moderator: Anne Beryl Corotan Naguit, nurse, political activist, labor union organizer, songwriter, from the Mandaya indigenous tribe

Panelists:

Potri Ranka Manis

Ellin Anisha Guro, Maranao Scholar, Ph.D. student (currently writing her doctoral dissertation on indigenous traditions, including those represented by Kinding Sindaw)

Dr. Nonilon V. Queano, Ph.D. (English, Comparative Literature, and /Creative Writer), Kinding Sindaw musician (kulintang, agung, dabakan, sarunay) and artist/performer and consultant on Philippine culture and art, multi-awarded poet-playwright, songwriter, University of the Philippines Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Creative Writer

Malaika Queano, long-time Kinding Sindaw artist/dance performer, Third generation tradition bearer, musician (kulintang, agung, dabakan, sarunay), college student and Jam Asia student leader/organizer at SUNY New Paltz

Dr. Lisa Parker, Ph.D., scholar, Kinding Sindaw artist/dance performer, kulintang musician, scientific literature writer

Corky Lee (Photographer), renowned photojournalist

Performers:

Rose Yapching, Dance Captain, actor (SAG AFTRA), photogarpher
Amira Aziza, Dance Captain, dance training on Philippine Melayu , Indonesian dances, Baratanatham ( South Indian dance), Burmese Court dance,Congolese, painter
Malaika Queano
, kulintang musician, dance training Philippine Melayu, Indonesian dances, Bharatanatyam,
Dianne Camino, long time Kinding Sindaw artist, dance performer, dance captain
Muhammad Zebedee Dimaporo, Tradition bearer (Maranao and Iranon)
Guro Frank Ortega, Philippine indigenous martial arts (including, Silat, Arnis/Arnis de mano), actor, dance performer
Amir Rasoulpor, musician, artist, lawyer
Anthony Marte, musician/performer

 

Screening: Material from the La MaMa Archive

http://vimeo.com/13057794

ABOUT KINDING SINDAW

The dances of Kinding Sindaw originate from the royal court dances of the Maranao Sultanate- a repertory of the sacred, classic, and secular combining grace and vigor, dances that directly reflect their rich natural environment. Dancers imitate the graceful movements of birds, fish, butterflies, rivers, streams, and ocean trekking boats, celebrate fertility in vigorous choreography, sway delicately using colorful fans and scarves, and dramatically inspire through the martial art of silat.

Kinding Sindaw exists to assert, preserve, reclaim, and re-create the traditions of dance, music, martial arts, storytelling, and orature of the indigenous peoples of the Philippines. The performing arts of the Philippines is a multi-layered complex resulting from a millennium of various cultural and religious influences, and colonization. The Philippine Archipelago lies at the end of a chain of Southeast Asian islands that share many traits of Malay culture and peoples. In the Philippines there are 62 recognized cultural and linguistic groups among these the Maranao tribe of the south from where Potri Ranka Manis hails. From the 4th to the 10th centuries the Hindu culture pervaded Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma, and extended to the Philippines, through the Indian Shri Vidyayah empire. Through trade, Islamic culture and religion entered the southern Philippines during the 14th Century, and along with significant remnants of Hindu Culture still thrives to this day despite Spanish colonization from the 16th century to the late 19th century, American colonization from 1898 to 1941, and the Japanese invasion during World War II.

ABOUT POTRI RANKA MANIS

Potri Ranka Manis Queano Nur is the Founder/Artistic Director and Tradition-Bearer of Kinding Sindaw, and a Storyteller). In July 23,2005 Potri was enthroned as Bai a Labi a Gaus sa Borocot by the representatives from the 17 Pagawidan a Ranao in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

Born and raised in the Southern Philippines, she is a daughter of the late Sultan a Gaus of the Royale House of Borocot the 15th Pagawidan of the Pat Pengempong a Ranao. She also learned the traditions of the neighboring indigenous communities She was commissioned by PETA (Philippine Educational Theatrical Association) to write Lemlunay originally as a play. in 1983. An award-winning poet-playwright, she has published Sandstorm in Jeddah , a collection of poetry of her experiences in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Recent works include: Conceived, Directed and choreographed: Bembaran with Perang sa Bayang Intertwined© (2007/LaMaMa), Sultan Kudarat© (2005/LaMaMa), Parang Sabil©(2004/LaMaMa), Lemlunay© (2003/LaMaMa), Rajah Mangandiri© (2000/LaMaMa), Irimun O Banag©, Pandibulan (2010/LaMaMa) and Disappeared. She founded Panata and co-authored and performed the Oratoyo-Bells of Balanggiga and acted a lead role in Dis-oriented, a feature film of Francisco Aliwalas. She was in Draupadi directed by Ellen Stewart, La Mama Great Jones Repertoire. She is a artist-teacher faculty of Lotus Fine Arts. She a practioner of Theater of the Oppressed and a producer and actor in Newyorkustan directed by Steven de Castro. Potri is an artist-activist who campaigns for self-determination of the Moro and indigenous people. She is a resident Artist of LaMaMa, Experimental Theater Club.

Potri is also a Board Certified Medical- Surgical Registered Nurse. As a Nurse –Educator, Critical Care , Holistic Nurse, she created the healing modality called Resilient Ancestral Nurturing Knowledge and Arts (R.A.N.K.A.®). She is a member of the Philippines Nurses Association of New York, Founding Board of Director of Kalusugan Coalition, Board of Director of New York City Community Health Network.

Potri is a recipient of the following awards and recognition: Gawad Award-Cultural Center of the Philippines, Carlos Bulosan award of Migrante Philippines for poetry, Association of Women Consul of New York, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall recognition, and Fansclub recognition of Excellence. Kinding Sindaw, the organization she founded received 2010 Philippine Presidential Banaag Award.

ABOUT COFFEEHO– USE CHRONICLES

Series Director: Michal Gamily
Educational Outreach: Arthur Adair

COFFEEHO– USE CHRONICLES is a free educational performance series exploring the history and development of Off-Off Broadway from its inception within the Village “Coffeehouse Theatres” of the 1960s through today. Part artist portrait, part creative event, part history lesson, part community forum, it is our mission to provide a home, as did our founder Ellen Stewart, for personal and intimate engagement with art. Since 2005 La MaMa has presented more than 123 Coffeehouse Chronicles featuring personal oral accounts from artists of the day as well as conversations with present day artists who continue to work in the same bold, daring manner. Coffeehouse Chronicles are held on one Saturday each month (September through June).