DEPARTURES: Atlantic Pacific Theatre, Dr. Michael Menor Salgarolo & Kapwa YogaOctober 22, 2022 2 – 4pm
featuring Michael Salgarolo, Atlantic Pacific Theatre & Kapwa Yoga
October 22 | 2 – 4pm
Performance & Embodiment Workshop
2:00 – 2:30pm
ACT 1: Dr. Michael Menor Salgarolo reads St. Malo’s Unexpected Legacy
2:30 – 3:00pm
ACT 2: A staged reading “nothing is tubig is nothing is tubig” a short play by Claro de los Reyes
3:00 – 4:00pm
ACT 3: Kapwa Yoga Mindfulness & Movement Workshop
A departure, in a nautical sense, is the east-west distance between two points.
Navigating this latitudinal distance is an act Filipino Americans have been reconciling with since the first fishermen sailed to St. Malo and this phenomena is an undercurrent in the Filipino-American experience today. Departures is a one-day, three act presentation of Pinoy performance based artworks to honor Filipino American History Month. Departures asks artists: What ways has your work navigated the east-west distance between two cultures, countries and coasts?
Occurring in three acts, Departures seeks to uplift the work of three New York based Filipino-American artists. In Act One, historian and scholar Dr. Michael Menor Salgarolo reads St. Malo’s Unexpected Legacy outlining St. Malo’s radical vision. In Act Two, Atlantic Pacific Theater performs “nothing is tubig is nothing is tubig” a short play by Claro de los Reyes. To close out the program, in Act Three, Kapwa Yoga’s Paul Jochico hosts a movement and mindfulness workshop centered on the indigineous Filipino wisdom of Kapwa, or shared inner self.
The three performance based works will occur on Concepcion’s Disappearing St. Malo sculpture. For the mindfulness & movement workshop, participants are encouraged to dress warm and bring a yoga mat and water. The workshop is donation based.