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Daluyan: Embodied Storytelling

  • Bindlestiff Studio 185 Sixth Street San Francisco (map)

How do we cultivate an honest relationship with our personal and intergenerational traumas in order to realize our most whole Self? 
Can we activate Ancestral Memory to access the inherent Joy, Essence, and Resilience that already live inside of Us?
What does it truly mean for this Vessel to be in service to the healing of my Self, Lineage, and Community?

DALUYAN is a culminating performance offering that centers storytelling as an act of soul retrieval and ancestral medicine. Conceived and coalesced by Pilipinx interdisciplinary artist-healer Sammay Dizon, this portal of time, space, and performance ritual continuum invites us to reflect in the depths and sit quietly with our shadows. Through movement, spoken word, music, and video - this multimedia production offers these tumultuous times some care-full insight to the beauty and complexity that is the nexus of community arts process and the 'individual' healing journey. We invite you to bear witness, bring your roots, and hold what needs tenderness as we gather in community and sacred circle. May our moments of shared resonance bring to surface the Dreams already flowing in our bloodstreams.

Live Accompaniment by Erika Oba
Video Design & Documentary by Solitaire Miguel
Choreography & Artistic Direction by Sammay Dizon

Storytelling by
Diane "Día" Alvites
Trisha Barua
Erika Vivianna Céspedes
Jessica Lizardo
Lisa Suguitan Melnick
MJ Nocedal
Cara Zamora Palanca
April Phomthavong

* DALUYAN Intensive participants have been investigating ancestral memory and modalities of healing personal and intergenerational trauma through cultivating practices around corporeality, storytelling, and community exchange in a BIPOC womxn and non-binary-centered space since February 2019 at Bayanihan Community Center.

$15 - Student/Seniors
$20 - General
$30 - Support-the-Stiff

*FREE for all SOMA workers (in non-profit/ service/ manufacturing sectors) and SOMA residents (including those displaced). Contact for discount code or message us in FB.


Earlier Event: May 3
Daluyan: Embodied Storytelling
Later Event: May 4
Daluyan: Embodied Storytelling