Dulce Capadocia

Artistic Director of Silayan Philippine-American Dance Company

Los Angeles, CA

Dulce Capadocia is well-known as an award-winning Artistic Director and storyteller uniquely trained in both contemporary dance and Philippine folk traditions. Her choreography is a theatrical interpretation of her heritage as a Filipina growing up in Los Angeles’ inner city. Capadocia and her critically-acclaimed multi-ethnic Silayan Dance Company will premiere an exciting original dance drama. Taking inspiration from urban sources and her experience being raised in a home where dance and culture flourished, Capadocia’s newest creation examines the cultural phenomenon of the “Hip Hop Tinikling” and promises to be a dramatic, thought-provoking dance theatre expression of the Filipino-American experience.


2009 Festival Weekend 3 Artist

“BIHAG”
The Tikling bird (goddess of legacy) trains her young to avoid deadly bamboo traps in the jungles of ancient Philippines. Fast-forward to the urban jungle of Los Angeles, where many Filipino teens are finding new expression in the phenomenon of “Hip Hop Tinikling,” a fusing of traditional rhythmical dances with bamboo poles and the pulsing beats of urban hip hop. With music by an award-winning sound design crew which includes a foley artist and a DJ, BIHAG is a journey through mythical and contemporary stories of personal entrapment and escape. A violent battle for territory and power is the exciting climax and centerpiece of this new work performed by members of the intergenerational Silayan Philippine-American Dance Company.

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December 23 @ 6:30 pm / Contact Improvisation Class & Jam – DEC 2014

Class: 6:30-8:00PM (Beginning-Intermediate Level) Instructor for December: Rajendra Jam: 8:00-11:30PM $15 Single Class, $5 Single Jam, $18 for both In this workshop we are practicing freedom supported by contact with other people. Freedom to let your spirit move your body. Contact Improvisation is founded on the principle that anybody can teach it. At the same time we […]

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