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Balikbayan

Balikbayan (from the Filipino Tagalog words balik, to return, and bayan, town or nation) is a solo inspired by the migration experiences of Filipino women. It gives expression to the contradictions and conflicts of a troubled female character that does not belong anywhere, that encounters herself in a no man’s land. She finds herself as a hybrid entity that tries to survive in a new context. Forced to redefine heridentity,shetriestofififindherplace;searching for her roots, empowered by an innate and primitive command.

Length
14 min
Premiere
24th November 2014 , Lilian Baylis (Sadler’s Wells, London)
Choreography

Avatâra Ayuso

Dancer

Estela Merlos

Costume

Marta Jiménez Salcedo

Lighting/ Sound design

Avatâra Ayuso

Voice

Lorna Parreño

Dramaturgy

Ignacio Vleming

Anthropologist

K. A. Cagat

© Images by Pau Ross

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