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 Philippinesā€™ 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.