From folk dance to hip hop, Luzviminda: the Philippines Dances for Canada 150 is a dynamic program of dance that celebrates Filipino-Canadians and the embodiment and expression of their diasporic identities. A portmanteau, the title Luzviminda represents the three groups of islands that comprise the Philippine archipelago and the provenance of Filipino immigrants in Canada.
A highlight of the Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Biennial Conference, Philippine dance companies, independent artists, choreographers, and dance researchers will mark on stage the presence of Filipinos as one of the largest visible minorities in Toronto and the fastest growing immigrant community in Canada.
Artistic Director: Patrick Alcedo
Choreographer: Flordeliza Punzalan
Guest Choreographer: Susan Cash
Director of Design: William Mackwood
Featuring: Josie de Leon, Lilac Caña, and Paulo Alcedo
With: Breadcrumbs Crew, Culture Philippines Ontario, Fiesta Filipina, Folklorico Filipino Canada, and The York Dance Ensemble
October 26 7:30pm
October 27 7:30pm
October 28 1:30pm
Tickets $15 ($10 students/seniors)
416-736-5888 or ampd.yorku.ca/boxoffice
Produced with the support of Canada150@York and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.