About this Event
Workshop Description: How does one enact hiyang in their own space?
In Filipino worldview, hiyang is a healing energy emitting a harmonious state of being. Hiyang is activated through creativity, and by engaging spiritual, psychic, mental, aesthetic, emotional, sensory, and physical components. In this workshop, participants experience creative practices geared towards enacting hiyang by utilizing the modalities of chant, dance, group work, and performance in the intraspace of Zoom. Together, participants explore hiyang as a tool of cultural resilience and mindful collaboration. Participants are encouraged to have any creative materials (e.g. instruments, writing and drawing implements, etc.) within reach as options to utilize for their group performance.
Bio: Toni Pasion (she/her/they) is an independent researcher working through modalities and philosophies of world dance, choreography, and mind-body connection. Toni is also the founder of A Stage of Our Own, and Artistic Director of Pamana Kali Philippine Martial Arts & Culture. She holds an MA in Dance from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, BA in Asian American Studies and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and an AA in Liberal Arts from Santa Monica College. She has danced internationally with Pacific contemporary dance companies, hula hālau, and as a solo artist, educator, and facilitator. Through her work with ASOO, she directs shows and facilitates workshops that gather indigenous artists and artists of color for healing and storytelling through performance.
Co-Sponsor: UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching