Conversations through Art: Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation

The University of the Philippines Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) continues with its discussion series, “Conversations through Art (CTA): Tapping Various Creative Modalities for Intervention, Growth, and Transformation,” this time with dancer and choreographer Ea Torrado. The third session of the series, Self-Discovery through Intuitive Dance Movement, will be held on 19 October 2019 (Saturday), 1:00-4:00 PM at the QCX: Quezon City Experience, Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City.

Welcoming even those without any dance background, Ms. Torrado will teach participants how to use a free-form kind of dance style in order to understand themselves on a deeper level. This type of dance is called Daloy Movement. First developed by Ms. Torrado in Sikat Studio and Erehwon Arts Center in Manila then presented at international festivals and other events, Daloy Movement taps into the wisdom of the body through the four elements.

Participants are requested to come in comfortable clothes. The event is free but Ms. Torrado also accepts donations.

Aside from the dance workshop, there will also be a screening of Ms. Torrado’s short films on extra-judicial killings.

As part of CTA, the workshop will continue the series’ thrust to bring together artists, advocacy builders, social workers, and those in the helping professions to collectively promote arts for social change. Envisioned as a series wherein various creative modalities are highlighted in each session, the invited resource speakers will be individuals from different parts of the world who are making contributions to the establishment of the expressive arts practice or who are using specific creative modalities for personal-professional, community, and sectoral development.