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Friday, October 21 • 1:35pm - 1:45pm
Sammay Dizon – Kreator.Educator.Artivist.Producer
AMMAY is a choreographer/producer and interdisciplinary performing artist of Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Bikol descent. She defines her body as a “tool of resonance” for spiritual intercession and envisions a future in which our indigenous traditions co-exist with(in) our urban landscapes. Sammay is the founder of URBAN x INDIGENOUS: an inter-generational multi-disciplinary arts festival and was a guest artist through A/P/A Institute at NYU for the first ever Indigenous Dance Forum curated by Jack Gray. She is a two-time recipient of the “Presented by APICC” Artist award, APAture 2016: Performing Arts – Featured Artist, and is currently a Performing Diaspora Artist-in-Residence at CounterPulse. To follow her journey, visit www.sammaydizon.com.

Title of Piece: agua viva

agua viva is a contemporary performance exploration of the bodymindspirit relationship to water in reflection of #NoDAPL and the continued struggle to protect indigenous lands and all that is sacred; “living water flow through us.”

Mother is calling and she has been waiting; agua viva is a reminder of the beauty our living water beholds – others betray. In light of corporate greed and murky politics continuing to rub against our sacred shores, it is pertinent that we as humans reflect on what is at stake and what our role is as protectors of the sacred and keepers of the land. As a human who is merely occupying this land we stand on but holds dear reverence for all that it has had to succumb to and break through from – I ask you: what is water to you? And if you can answer with something that comes from a place much deeper than that which produces our statistics and plain facts, you can learn to reciprocate all that water offers you each and every day of this lifetime.

agua viva is a contemporary performance exploration of the bodymindspirit relationship to water in reflection of #NoDAPL and the continued struggle to protect indigenous lands and all that is sacred; “living water flow through us.”


Friday October 21, 2016 1:35pm - 1:45pm
Sun Stage