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  • Bindlestiff Studio 185 6th Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Samantha “SAMMAY” Dizon’s silbihan is a multimedia dance theatre piece that seeks to reflect on personal experiences of first-generation Pilipina-American daughters and their migrant mothers from the womb to present day. This week-long curation* includes a writing workshop series led by three uniquely pinay storytellers, a community open mic centered on the theme of "silbihan," and will culminate in SAMMAY's performance work of silbihan - all leading up to Mother's Day 2017.

* co-presented by Bindlestiff Studio
* sponsored by API Cultural Center- San Francisco
* part of USAAF 2017: Threading Resilience

Monday, May 8th @ 7-9pm with Kat Evasco
Tuesday, May 9th @ 7-9pm with Patrice
Wednesday May 10th @ 7-9pm with Aimee Suzara
> 1 Workshop: $25
> Full Series / 3 Workshops: $60

silbihan OPEN MIC
Thursday, May 11th @ 7-9pm
> Donation-Based/NOTAFLOF

Friday, May 12th @ 8pm
Saturday, May 13th @ 2pm + 8pm
> Students/Seniors: $15
> General Admission: $20
> Support the Artist/At the Door: $25

silbihan by SAMMAY investigates the (dis)connections between mothers and daughters of the diaspora through the lens of religion versus spirituality – centered on the daughters’ discovery of the babaylan. This work was originally envisioned and cultivated through the Performing Diaspora 2016 Residency at CounterPulse; original collaborators include Baltazar Jonnel Dasalla, Del Medoff, Jack Beuttler, JoAnna Ursal, Joshua Icban, and Solitaire Miguel.


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