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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October 24 @ 8:00 pm / Savage Evening

vîv OCT 24-25, FRI-SAT at 8PM   Join the women of vîv for a full-evening presenting work by Kathleen Hermesdorf & Albert Mathias, Bianca Cabrera, and more. vîv began in 2013 with 8 women determined to re-create the underlying conditions and working methods in dance. They are rethinking how to practice together, build community, and […]

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