DALUYAN: Reclaiming Our Sacred Vessel
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In a time of great upheaval and uncertainty - how else can we ensure our vitality than to continuously commit to returning to our most intrinsic home? DALUYAN offers us a possibility of returning to the knowing body - our most sacred vessel - in a society that prefers we stay upright, rigid, and disconnected to the ancestral memory already alive and actively stirring within us. How can we soften and deepen our compassion for Self in this time? How do we cultivate a relationship of healing to our personal and intergenerational traumas in order to realize our most whole Self? How can we thereby access the inherent joy and ancestral resilience that flows through our DNA? Together, we will investigate what it means to be in sacred reciprocity with our corporeality and Mother Earth - drawing upon the gifts of breath, prayer, movement, and reflective practice. Through this embodied experience, we will explore how interweaving these forms in service to our healing of Self, Lineage, and Community offers deeply abundant medicine for our times. * All bodies and all experiences are welcome.
SAMMAY is the daughter of Yolanda Peñaflor Dizon; granddaughter of Salvacion Orencillo Peñaflor and Carolina Agdeppa Dizon. Born from a collective dream where the ancestors danced, drummed, and sang around ceremonial fire in the mountain tops of the arkipelago - she is a healer, interdisciplinary artist, cultural producer, and performance maker of Bikol, Kapampangan, and Ilokano descent who celebrates “urban-indigenous futurism” as a pathway to collectively realize the potentialities through the intersection of our indigenous traditions and urban contemporary landscapes. Born and raised in LA County/Tongva Territory and a settler in San Francisco/Yelamu, she invokes ancestral healing and ritual within the intersection of performance art, dance theatre, music, and multimedia; their role as kinetic storyteller and healer is ancient medicine from their maternal lineage. SAMMAY is the Founding Artistic Director of URBAN x INDIGENOUS, Founding Member of I Moving Lab, and Core Member of Embodiment Project. She has been featured by Dance Mission Theater, Red Poppy Art House, CounterPulse, Kearny Street Workshop, and East Meets West Festival among others. She is a three-time recipient of the "Presented by APICC" Artist Award; YBCA Public Imagination Fellow 2018; and first-ever Featured Artist for United States of Asian America Festival 2018. SAMMAY holds a B.A. in Media Studies and Sociology with minors in Dance & Performance Studies and Global Poverty & Practice from UC Berkeley. To follow her journey through the diaspora: www.sammaydizon.com.
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