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Komunidad X Collective Works
“life”performances for civic engagement and social development. Comprised of social act-ors working at the intersection of art, culture and development, it is the collective arm of Sipat Lawin Inc (SLI) an edge-work contemporary cultural laboratory. KX is primarily based in Manila, cultivating a social ecology of performance development platforms with different communities across the Philippines and around the world. This 2020 KOMUNIDAD X launches its inaugural year with a 3-year commitment to responding to the theme of climate and cultural crisis with the Komunidad X Project. In line with this, the collective is initiating inter-agency platforms towards the creation of art as/for social ecologies.
Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands?
Gracielle V is the biggest popstar in the Philippines. 24 hours before the biggest show of her life, she’s kidnapped. With time running out, Gracielle’s fans have no choice but to form a vigilante group to track the kidnappers down and rescue their pop star - and their country. It’s time to throw out the rules. Are you willing to do what it takes? Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands? is an explosive live action performance by Manila theatre company the Sipat Lawin Ensemble. Combining action, dance and a barrage of iconic Filipino pop music, Are You Ready is the guns-blazing adventure through the Philippines of Duterte's drug war you've been waiting for.
ARTIST INTERVIEW: JK 2015 x JK 2020
**after five years, performance-maker JK Anicoche looks back at his artist interview courtesy of Asian Artist Interview Series 2015, and talks about what's his practice now and how he sees artistic practices in/for the future** About the Artist: JK ANICOCHE http://kxchange.org/artist/jk-anicoche/ JK Anicoche is a performance-maker and educator working at the intersection of art, culture and development. He has worked as festival director of Karnabal: Performance and Social Innovation and The Cultural Center of the Philippines’s Virgin Labfest; co-facilitator for ADAM Lab, Taiwan 2019, APAF LAB Tokyo 2020 and Da:ns Lab Singapore 2020. His art practice ranges from developing performances in blackbox to devising works with/in communities in disaster areas. Recipient of Davis Peace Prize USA 2019, Ginebra Ako Para sa Entablado Award 2018, De La Salle University Public Intellectual for Democracy Discourse Series Fellowship. -- About Asian Artist Interview Series Asian Artist Interview is a project for listening to and archiving the background and conditions of emerging next generation artists throughout Asia in the search for the next level of international cooperation. The project has received requests from overseas to exhibit the archives or contribute the materials to a video archive. Date 2015/8/22 Sat City Manila Place 7C Masigla Interviewer Jun Tsutsui Leader, director, playwright and actor in dracom, an Osaka-based performing arts group. Winner of the 2007 Kyoto Art Center Performing Arts Award. Aside from his work with dracom, Tsutsui has also directed for the Dance Box project About Dances in Shin-Nagata, for the Tōenkai company. He has additionally appeared in works by choreographer Zan Yamashita, the Marebito Theater Company, the Ishinha company and works directed by Yoshiro Hatori. Editor Yasunori Ikeda Born in Fukushima 1976. Filmmaker. Produces films using a unique narrative style without actors, including 3 Portraits and June Night(2013) consisting of three interviews and reenactments by himself and a 49-day documentary 7×7(2004). His work has been presented at film festivals both in Japan and overseas. -- This artist interview is part of UTSUROI Live Archives Series of kXchange.org Virtual Center for Contemporary Performance Philippines. Powered by Komunidad X The Japan Foundation, Manila Visit our website kxchange.org for more info! #kxutsuroilivearchives #kxchange
SAND (A)ISLES Project, Festival/Tokyo
Transfield from Asia Sand (a)isles Directed and Designed by JK Anicoche + Rick Yamakawa When we change, the city changes: An interactive performance about new ways of living Following research in Manila, Vientiane, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo, Manila-based performance-maker JK Anicoche and up-and-coming Japanese architect Rick Yamakawa create an interactive performance. Urban space in Japan comprises “aisles” for going somewhere. This project emerged from the pair’s desire to discover and make “isles” that can be anchored and visited in these aisles. The results radically transform the familiar landscape of the city, presenting insights and inspirations. Take a route that forms three circuits around the roads of Ikebukuro, covering some 500 meters in 100 minutes... The majority of a city is occupied by alleyway-like “aisles” that exist simply for passing through. The artists behind this project traveled to cities in Asia to research how people live, bringing back what they learned to apply and develop it in the streets of Toshima. Participants travel along routes inside Toshima with performers carrying mobile sandboxes. Together they undertake “practice” discovering and creating “sand isles” as places where people talk and spend time. Let’s start by looking at the city in a new way. Information
15 Minutes of Your Time
15 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME Part of Neo Filipino: Other Matters Young widowed mothers and sisters of victims of government's war on drugs do the Zumba - a prescribed dance for wellness and rehab. Maranao artist dancing for peace. Igorot artist dancing against mining. Lumad students pleading to stop martial law and stop bombing their schools. An "independent mascot fighting for human rights. Mother and child performing. Kpop FB dance covers live onstage pumping. A Senior High School dance student. We are here for 15 Minutes of Your Time. 15 Minutes of Your Time is a curated piece exploring performance as an interface, more potent and different from the user-interface of digital technology. It aims to bring onstage people we see online on Facebook, some on the news and some on our friends list. Challenging assumptions and reasons why we/ they dance, here they are for 15 minutes of your time. Direction: JK Anicoche Performers: Adrienne Vergara Claudia Monette Enriquez Ji-ann Lachica Meila Romero- Payawal Alison Segarra Roger Federico Hassanain Magarang Candy Rustia Joy Solayao Ma. Ana Rodrigo Lumad Students of Save our Schools.
GOBYERNO PROJECT Sipat Lawin Ensemble
GOBYERNO Project (Philippines, Korea, Japan, Australia) Gobyerno (Government) is a new participatory performance project by the Sipat Lawin Ensemble. Gobyerno invites a playing audience of up to several hundred to form their own government, creating their own ruling bodies and developing a national constitution from scratch. The show offers participants the opportunity to re-imagine the social institutions that we take for granted from scratch, and collectively (and creatively) describe an alternative to the government that exists today. Director - JK Anicoche Writer - David Finnigan Dramaturg - Ness Roque Production manager - Alon Segarra Production designer - Ralph Lumbres Facilitation/stage managers - Claudia Enriquez & Adrienne Vergara Musical score - Chris Finnigan Filmmaker - Brandon Relucio *footage from Karnabal Festival 2015, Bom Festival 2015 *shooters: Kervin Doctorr, Hiyas Baldemor Bagabaldo, Adrian Begonia, Ralph Lumbres, Miller Ursolino, James Trinidad, Brandon Relucio
LOVE NOT: This is not yet a Documentary Trailer
The first peek at the upcoming Documentary "LOVE NOT: This is not yet a documentary" that follows the journey of 20 Australian theatre performers who travel to the Phillipines to work with the experimental theatre company Sipat Lawin who are based in Manila. The documentary covers twelve days in which the two groups meet, collaborate, become friends and then perform.
Battalia Royale 2012
Battalia Royale Director Featured at the 4th National Theater Festival (Cultural Center of the Philippines) A inter-media live-action game/performance loosely based on Koushun Takami’s cult novel turned manga turned film “Battle Royale”. Phenomenal hit. Synopsis: Battalia Royale takes place in contemporary Philippines. 40 students from the Junior Class of Our Lady of Guadalupe High School in Manila are on their way to a school excursion when they are kidnapped, sedated and rerouted to an unknown location. At the beginning of the play, the audience are taken to the riverside, where they see the unconscious students piled in a mass of bodies. When they awake, the students and the audience are greeted by a number of armed guards and the game’s facilitator/commentator, Fraser Salamon. Salamon informs the students that they are participants in this round of Battalia Royale. Each student has been fitted with a collar which monitors their breath and pulse. At the end of the evening, if more than one student remains alive, all the collars will self-destruct, killing all the students. Bang. The game begins. 2012 Cultural Center of the Philippines (February; National Theater Festival, School, Cubao, Quezon City (March); Museo Pambata, Manila (September) FB: Battalia Royale https://battaliaroyale.wordpress.com/
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