HILOT MEANS HEALER
BY JO SIMALAYA ALCAMPO
Oct 5-27 2019
Directed by Jasmine Chen
Dramaturgy by Marjorie Chan
Music composed and performed
by MaryCarl Guiao
Starring Karen Ancheta, Aldrin Bundoc, Belinda Corpuz, and Carolyn Fe
Produced by Cahoots Theatre in association with b current performing arts
Oct 5-27 2019
At BMO Incubator,
Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St W, Toronto
Set in Manila, during World War II, and drawn from the long tradition of Philippine folklore, legends, and Indigenous spirituality, HILOT weaves the tangible with the intangible to tell a story of unexpected bonds formed during cataclysmic change. Written by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo, and directed by Jasmine Chen, this interdisciplinary story explores the social and political consequences of war and occupation in the Philippines and its impact through generations.
Please join us for Re-Imagining Stories of Care Work - a collaborative storytelling and audio-visual art performance about the invaluable contributions of migrant caregivers to Canada’s social, economic, and political past, present and future.
Collaborative storytelling by Caregiver Connections, Education & Support Organization (CCESO) and audio-visual art performance by Kwentong Bayan Collective (Althea Balmes and Jo SiMalaya Alcampo) With support from Karen Ancheta, Storyteller/Facilitator and Leon Aureaus, Artistic Director, Carlos Bulosan Theatre. Presented by the Myseum Intersections Festival.
Kwentong Bayan Collective is honoured to announce our 1st international exhibition, opening March 3rd at la Ferme du Buisson in France. We will share work on the current issues, history, and future of Care Work in Canada by Black, Indigenous and Racialized women.
March 3 – July 21, 2019
la Ferme du Buisson
Allée de la Ferme
"Ten artists exhibiting for the first time in France question how activism, mutual aid, feminism, indigenous knowledge, queer desire, creative survival, and a closer relationship to the land can contribute to a better recognition of care as a powerful social and cultural force."
Opening Reception & Artist's Roundtable
Sunday, March 3, 2019
La Ferme du Buisson
with Kwentong Bayan Collective, Steven Eastwood, Sheena Hoszko, Hazel Meyer, Raju Rage, and curator, Christine Shaw
The Museum of Contemporary Art presents Jo SiMalaya Alcampo: Singing Plants, as part of the Art of Propagation performative speaker series that aims to broaden perspectives on art and culture through acts, thinking and projects of cultivation, fermentation and propagation.
Jo will introduce us to the Singing Plants – keepers of indigenous knowledge, stories and memory. These banana plants respond to human touch with songs – the Hudhud chant of the Ifugao people – and sounds of bamboo instruments and gongs indigenous to the Philippines.
March 14, 2018
7 PM - 9 PM
Henderson Brewing Co., 128A Sterling Road
jo simalaya alcampo explores memory, healing, and kapwa values through storytelling and community-engaged art