El Traje Dela Cuerpo Conquistada

It is an auspicious day to post this aesthetic and functional poster (kalendaryo eh)! BWAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA! Rakenrol creative process ito!

El Traje Dela Cuerpo Conquistada (The Trail/Gown of the Conquered Body)

The performance aims to participate in decolonizing narratives traversing the cultural and historical significance of saints, Maria Clara (image), and the modern-day Filipina by using the traje (trail/gown) as a device that intertwines the native and the foreign, and by recognizing the agency of the colonized body in the traje. The performance is divided into three parts:

El Cuerpo (Noli Me Tangere’s Kabanata 26: Bisperas ng Piyesta)
Fantasma (Noli Me Tangere’s Epilogo)
Secreta Vida (MonoVlog)

The performance is funded by the University of the Philippines’ Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant.

El Traje is a work in progress. We have 3 scholars reviewing the work this October to give comments and recommendations to our team. We are still looking for additional funds to translate and place captions in English, and to adapt the digital performance to an on-site performance (as originally envisioned in 2020).

Viewing for selected guests will be on 21 October 2022.

If you wish to watch the performance (hopefully in November), kindly fill out the form: https://forms.gle/SXvrnQoUk8haotQSA

*Special thanks to Ige Ramos and Michael Bernal for your brains and generosity. 

TEASER: El Traje Dela Cuerpo Conquistada

Noli Me Tangere > History is like chismis.

Sapi > theatre muse

Digital > inabutan kami ng ECQ, MECQ, monkeypox, atbp delubyo sa Pinas

Maria Clara = Me (?)

Me = (X + Y) + Z

Where

X = Digital Performance

Y = Sapi ng Muse

Z = Rizal is still very relevant

Last leg of our 18-month (or more) project. Thank you, UP ECWRG for the pera to support our slow performance making.

Instagram: OLIVE.NIETO

Slowly constructing the digital archive of my body of work via Instagram. Look for OLIVE.NIETO on Instagram or scan the QR code below (naks! techie tayo, mga ante!). Each photo contains a side kwento (story) about my experience in the production.

Some posts contain related papers where I also write about the performance for a conference or a book (naks! artist-scholar yarn?).

Bukas po lagi ang tindahan (since 2007) for creative works, resource person/moderator jobs and commercials! Let’s collab!

IFTR Encounters

University of Iceland

University of the Philippines Diliman contingent

Was invited to the Asian Theatre Working Group dinner

with Dr. Alex Boyd (University of California at Davis)
With Dr. Paul Rae (University of Melbourne) who was my adviser during my summer school at the National University of Singapore
With Dr. Richard Schechner

MONOVLOG: VIRUS, VIRAL, VARIANT IN DIGITAL THEATRE IN THE PHILIPPINES

The Giving Tree ko talaga ang MonoVlog at siyempre si Layeta Pinzon Bucoy! As always, riot ang presentation, Lallie!

Tapos na ang IFTR presentation ng MONOVLOG: VIRUS, VIRAL, VARIANT IN DIGITAL THEATRE IN THE PHILIPPINES. May future po ang ganitong timpla ng MonoVlog sa world (world congress kasi ito. Haha). Sinuot ko yung filipiniana bolero ni Debbie na gamit ko rin sisa sa mga MonoVlog.

Special mention ang mga gawa ng kaibigan na performance:

MonoVlog ng TP (salamat, Tata Fernando C. Josef)

MonoVlog ng Sining Banwa (salamat, Sari Saysay)

Dulaang UP’s Tinarantadong Asintado (Bucoy-Rutaquio)

Manila Wrestling Federation (salamat, William Elvin Manzano)

Battalia Royale (salamat, SLE)

Ang performances na nireresearch ko noon ay unti-unti na sumusulpot sa ginagawa ngayon. Salamat sa inyong generosity!

Ito yung panel namin:

GP 2-12 VIRAL SPECTATORSHIP OF COVID-19-TIMES

Chair: Lynne Kendrick

BEST SEAT TO RUN AND GUN – BEGINNINGS OF MULTI-VIEW STREAMING KINESTHETIC

SPECTATORSHIP IN LIVE ARTS

Ljubisa Matic (Independent Scholar)

ECHOES OF THE FRAGILE CITY: THE HOUSE AS A WORLD AND A STAGE

Antoni Ramon Graells and Tomàs Ivan Alcázar Serrat (Universitat Politècnica Catalunya)

ATWG: Staging Precarity

Proud of my Ilocano heritage–Abel Iloko from Ilocos Norte and Sur. Salamat, John Carlo Pagunaling!

Chairing a panel today for the IFTR Asian Theatre Working Group:

THE SOFT WAR IN THE IRAQI THEATRE POST-2003

Majeed Midhin (University of Anbar)

STAGING MEMORY IN NANA ROSA: THE COMFORT WOMAN NARRATIVE FROM THE PERIPHERY TO

THE CENTER OF PACIFIC WAR HISTORY

Sir Anril Pineda Tiatco (University of the Philippines Diliman; National Research Council of the Philippines)

TRUTHS THAT CHANGE COLOR: INDIA’S INDIRECT VICTIMS OF 9/11

Kristen Rudisill (Bowling Green State University)

WG 3-45 CHOREOGRAPHY AND CORPOREALI

IFTR Preparation

Yung akala mo prinsesa ka ng Genovia at nagbabakasyon lang sa Europa. May tatrabahuhing presentation para sa conference pala.

I would like to express my gratitude to the IFTR Bursary Committee and the UP Diliman for my travel grants.

Thank you, self, for continuously “kayod-ing” in life for your pangkain and pang-walwal abroad.

Yes po. Talino at ganda po ang puhunan ng ganitong trips. Bonus na lang po ang landi.

PS Motivation yung Irish pub sa tapat!