How can the Hip Hop generation reclaim its voice and use the aesthetics of Hip Hop culture for personal healing and cultural empowerment? Universal Filipino, written and performed by Kilusan Bautista, is a solo Hip Hop Theater Production that explores the dual identity processes for Filipino Americans in a modern, multicultural racist America. An excerpt of the full production will be presented along with an in-depth discussion based on the themes of Universal Filipino. Lets share our personal histories in order to move forward as a united community that embraces the personal and political sides of our historical movement.
All ages and ethnicities are welcome to join. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.
Where: Bindlestiff Studio • 185 Sixth Street • San Francisco, CA 94103 When: Sunday October 23, 2011 • 1-4 pm Tuition: $10-15 sliding scale suggested for students/teachers/artists; $15-25 general. Please make checks payable to PAWA (please write "10/23 workshop" on the memo line) • PO Box 31928 • San Francisco, CA 94131-0928 (paypal option here; please scroll down)
About Kilusan Bautista: Actor, experimental performance artist, playwright and humanitarian, Kilusan Bautista is an emerging voice for Diasporic Asian Pacific Americans raised within the Hip Hop Generation. Kilusan means movement in the Philippines and he was given this name in 1999 as a reminder to live as a conscious and caring global citizen. Originally from San Francisco, CA, and currently based in New York City, Kilusan combines the performance elements of theater, spoken word poetry, martial arts and interpretive movement.
He has appeared on Showtime as the opening act for Top Rank Boxing Light Weight Champion Nonito Donaire (2008). Kilusan was published in the Philippine News after winning the Grand prize for a State-wide letter writing contest sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities (2005). He was awarded the Congressional Community Service Award -Kabataan Komemorative- in 2006 by CA Senator Tom Lantos. Kilusan Bautista's new work, "Universal Filipino," has toured throughout the United States of North America with the purpose of building cross cultural unity and personal healing through the performance arts.