La MaMa presents the New York Premiere of Pananadem (Remembering) and a Filipino Indigenous Dance Workshop
La MaMa presents the New York Premiere of Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage’s Pananadem (Remembering) from March 12-15, 2020 at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre, NYC.
Potri Ranka Manis, the Founder and Artistic Director of Kinding Sindaw, will also lead a Filipino Indigenous Dance Workshop for La MaMa Kids on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am at La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor).
Conceived & Directed by Potri Ranka Manis
March 12 – 15, 2020
Pananadem means “remembering” in the language of the Meranao people. It is a way of looking back across time, to gain inspiration and perspective from one’s ancestors. In this tale, old and new align as a young group of refugees whose quest for inspiration leads them to a transformative encounter with displaced tradition-bearers who recall the legends of Derangen, the Meranao epic.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11am
Learn and enjoy the Kulintang gong music, Sultanate court dance movements from the epic, legends and myths of the ancestral Philippine Melayu Nusantara heritage. This workshop will transport the participants to experience these epic stories through hand gestures, footwork and colorful scarves and fans together with musical instruments: talking gongs (Gandingan) drum (dabakan) and the mini kulintang called sarunay.
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