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Wednesday, 29th Aug 2018
Percussive Pulse: Dance & Drum Workshop

Event Admin: Mynila’s Choice

Dulo MNL, P. Guanzon, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

07:00 PM

Percussive Pulse: Dance and Drum Workshop

A pop-up dance and drum workshop, facilitated by movement artist Chloe Chotrani, accompanied by live drums by Toni Bernardo and Aman Dela Cruz. The common ground of dancing and drumming is movement and rhythm; as seen in our inner impulses, within the cosmology, and as a way of life.

Limited slots, pre-register here:

Pre-registered: Php350 (comes with one drink)
Walk-in: Php400 (comes with one drink)

Workshop sample:
Toni x Chloe:

Bio: Chloe C. Chotrani

Chloe is a movement artist based between Singapore and the Philippines. She performs for dance companies Chowk and P7:1SMA, and is an associate artist with Dance Nucleus in Singapore. She was a dance scholar of Romançon Dance of La Salle–Benilde in Manila and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art from the School of Oriental and African Studies. As a dancer, she has worked with Legit Status (Philippines), Post-Museum (Singapore), Ecole Des Sables (Senegal), B Supreme (London), Omi Dance Collective (New York), Evidence Dance (Brooklyn), Movement Research (New York), and more. As a writer, she reviews dance performances for regional Southeast Asian arts publication: Arts Equator. When she's not dancing or writing, she is tending her garden and immersed in nature.

Bio: Toni Bernardo

Born in urban Manila, Toni is an energetic performer and mentor of a wide array of world percussion styles. She has studied, played, and workshopped on samba, maracatu, pandeiro and candomble with master players in California and Salvador da Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This led to her founding and directing of the Samba School Imperatriz Filipinense in Manila. Toni also studied West African drumming and dance with Dr. Royal Hartigan for over a decade, including a month-long immersion with him in the music of Ghana, West Africa. She further learned tsuzumi, taiko and shamisen in Japan through a grant from the Japanese Cultural Agency. More recently, Toni has started to learn and play the dabakan under Philippine Maguindanao kulintang master teacher Aga Mayo Butocan.

Bio: Aman Dela Cruz

Born in Sta. Ana Manila but raised in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Aman Dela Cruz Grew up between cultures. Surrounded by the music of the call to prayer (Salah) and the Arabic city. He grew up in a mostly Filipino community, learning and appreciating his Filipino heritage He holds a BA in Music Production from De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde in Manila. He worked as an audiographer, composer and field recorder for the production house 25TH media Productions. Currently, he works for his family business in Malate, but his love for music still reverberates at night in bars, gigs and rackets in and around the Philippines. Recently, he joined the percussive duo Hernandez Brothers for the 2018 Malasimbo Main Stage in Puerto Gallera. He also plays with alternative rock jam band Wilderness as the frontman and percussionist, and as the Caixa player for Imperatriz Filipineze Manila, a samba school lead by Toni Bernardo
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