DALUYAN: Embodied Storytelling Intensive

Healing Through Movement; Facilitated by Sammay Dizon

DALUYAN: Embodied Storytelling Intensive is an in-depth weekly workshop process that investigates the ancestral memory that lives within our corporeal being through movement, writing, and performance ritual - facilitated by Sammay Dizon. 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 already lives inside of us? From mid-February to early May 2019, participants will gather 2x/week (mostly Fridays at 6-9pm and Sundays at 2-5pm) to explore how one can interweave these forms in service to our healing of Self, Lineage, and Community. This intensive process is intended for both the artist and the non-artist identifying and will culminate in a public performance at Bindlestiff Studio. Participants will also be invited to be a part of a process-oriented documentary by Solitaire Miguel that will follow Dizon's methodologies and the cultivation of the collective knowledge body through this work.

DALUYAN is a Filipino word that translates into "vessel."
* This intensive is focused on BIPOC womxn and non-binary identifying folks; those of Pilipinx descent are especially encouraged to participate. 

Start: Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 6-9pm
* Final Schedule will be sent out to confirmed participants.

Tech Week and Performances: April 29 - May 5, 2019

Registration: $250-$500 sliding scale (11 weeks)
* Scholarships are available for those with financial need. Spots are also available for SOMA residents/cultural workers. Please e-mail info@bindlestiffstudio.org for more information.

Last Day to Register: Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 11:59pm

Sponsored in part by the California Arts Council.

Sammay Dizon is a Bay Area-based director, choreographer, producer, educator, and interdisciplinary artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Bikol descent born and bred in Carson, CA/Tongva Territory and now a settler in San Francisco, CA/Ramaytush Ohlone Territory. Dizon is best known for her work as a kinetic storyteller who ritualizes movement in performance for spiritual intercession. Founding Artistic Director of intercultural multidisciplinary arts festival, URBAN x INDIGENOUS, she celebrates “urban-indigenous futurism” as a pathway to collectively realize the potentialities within and through the intersection of our indigenous traditions and urban contemporary landscapes. 

Since 2015, Dizon has performed professionally throughout the Bay Area and has toured nationally and internationally through both her performance practice and facilitation. She has been featured through Dance Mission Theater, Red Poppy Art House, Eastside Arts Alliance among others and has worked with The Medea Project, Kularts, Dancing Earth, and Epiphany Dance Theater among others. Recently, Dizon performed in the role of Dr. Nadine Burke Harris in Music of the Actualized Child, a street dance documentary theatre production exploring the school-to-prison pipeline and its harmful effects specifically on children of color in the education system. Dizon’s choreographic and directorial work include: Spirits of the Streets (2015); Finding S (P) A C E (2015); Remember Our Place? (2016); faces ‘n’ names (2016); Reclaim BAE (2016); Malice in Tenderland (2017); silbihan (2017); and H.O.L.Y. CITY (Hate Often Loves You) (2018). Dizon has been a guest artist through Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance, USF Performing Arts and Social Justice Department, and UH Maui as the East Meets West Festival 2018 Featured Choreographer.

Dizon’s multidisciplinary artistic training includes: Silvestre Dance Technique Intensive in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (2014); Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute (2014) in New Orleans, LA; Bindlestiff Studio Stories High Workshop in San Francisco, CA (2015); Rennie Harris Rhythm House Intensive (2016) in San Francisco, CA; Alayo Cuban Dance Intensive (2016) in Havana, Cuba and Santiago da Cuba, Cuba; Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Intensive (2016) in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Marta Moreno Muñoz Performance Art Workshop (2017) in Manila, Philippines; Get Free Hip Hop Dance Intensive (2018) in San Francisco, CA; La Pocha Nostra Performance Art Intensive (2018) in San Francisco, CA; and Centro de Teatro do Oprimodo International Training (2018) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dizon holds a B.A. in Media Studies and Sociology and minors in Dance & Performance Studies and Global Poverty & Practice from UC Berkeley. To follow her journey: www.sammaydizon.com.