Bahay Perlas Live: YLDE Recap
When: Saturday, March 27, 2021
This is a FREE event!
About the Live:
The Bahay Perlas team will discuss their creative research from their time in residence with Young Lungs Dance Exchange through a group chat featuring Magdaragat directors Goldie Garcia and Nikki Tamayo, and In-House choreographer Joseph Sevillo.
About the Research:
Local drag queens Lady Fortuna and Special K of Bahay Perlas (House of Pearls) will use this dance residency to work with their in-house choreographer Joseph Sevillo and dedicate time to researching Filpino indigenous dances (Singkil, etc) in collaboration with the dance instructor and Production Chair of Magdaragat and local dance instructor Nerissa Mabel “Goldie” Garcia and Nicole Tamayo. The overarching concept is to embed traditional movements found in Filipino Folk Dancing into contemporary drag performance (traditional meets drag).
About Bahay Perlas:
(House of Pearls) features two Filipinx queens: Lady Fortuna (Christian Alcera) and Special K (Kiel Galera). They were birthed through the PTE Drag Performance Class of 2018 and 2019. Since then, they have been featured in drag cabarets, parades and films, breaking through the drag community with lightning speed due to their incredible story-telling skills, musicality and dance talent. Bahay Perlas is the first of its kind in Winnipeg, a collective that welcomes drag and non drag artists who are dedicated to breaking stigmas against drag culture. Joining Lady Fortuna and Special K, are choreographer Joseph Sevillo (dance teacher and choreographer for Shelley Shearer School of Dance) and director Hazel Venzon (artistic director and producer for U ‘N I Together Productions) who are passionate about drag performance, and supporters of BP’s artistic growth and innovative expression.
Bahay Perlas was created to cultivate and build skills for Filipinx drag queens, creating welcomed spaces and possible futures for younger generations.
Young Lungs Dance Exchange’s Research Series is generously supported by Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.