The performance Thursday night by Daloy Dance, a contemporary
dance company from the Philippines, may be their U.S. debut; but their founder,
Ea Torrado, is no stranger to the world stage. As founder of Daloy, Torrado
will lead the group in a performance on the Fisher Auditorium stage Thursday,
October 20, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.
Torado has essayed principal and soloist roles in
famous classical and contemporary full-length ballets and has toured extensively
throughout the Philippines, U.S.A., Russia, Europe, Scotland, Cambodia, and Japan
with Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, and Dance Theater of Tennessee. She has
also worked with prestigious national and foreign dance teachers, mentors, and
Torrado has been a guest artist for Contemporary Dance
Map Philippines, Dance Forum, Airdance, E-dance Theater, and Steps Dance
Project. In February 2013, she danced the title role in Daragang
Magayon: Ang Istorya ni Mayon in Albay Government and E-dance
Theatre Company production at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main
In July 2014, she received the Alvin Erasga Tolentino
Koreograpiya Award and has participated in the Southeast Asia ChoreoLab in
Malaysia, M1 Contemporary Dance Festival 2014 in Singapore, and the Ho Chi Minh
City International Dance Festival 2014, in Vietnam. Torrado was also a finalist
at the WIFI BODY New Choreographers’ Competition in 2008 for her work The
Overture. This led to several commissions to choreography for a host
of dance companies and festivals.
Daloy Dance Companyh, which kicks off their first U.S.
tour in Indiana, will perform two works by Torrado, including Canton and Himlaya. Canton is a non-linear narrative inspired by the
lives of young girls and women struggling as survival sex workers in urban poor
relocation sites. Himalaya is a stylized dance that depicts the
flowing unity between spirit/earth and culture/nature by drawing from two
ongoing artistic and spiritual practices including contemporary interpretations
of Philippine folkloric traditions.
While in the area the company will be doing a host of educational
outreach including sessions at Indiana Area Junior High School, Sue Hewitt
Dance Studio, Punxsutawney Area High School, Apollo Ridge Elementary School,
and IUP. They will also offer a community dance class centered on traditional
The concert, with intermission, will last approximately
90 minutes and is part of the Lively Arts Ovations! series. For more information
about the performance or outreach, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787
(ARTS) or email@example.com.