Daloy Dance Company Founder Boasts International Credits

Posted on 10/17/2016 12:54:57 PM

Daloy Dance CompanyThe performance Thursday night by Daloy Dance, a contemporary dance company from the Philippines, may be their U.S. debut; but their founder, Ea Torrado, is no stranger to the world stage. As founder of Daloy, Torrado will lead the group in a performance on the Fisher Auditorium stage Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 8:00 p.m.

Torado has essayed principal and soloist roles in famous classical and contemporary full-length ballets and has toured extensively throughout the Philippines, U.S.A., Russia, Europe, Scotland, Cambodia, and Japan with Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, and Dance Theater of Tennessee. She has also worked with prestigious national and foreign dance teachers, mentors, and choreographers.

Torrado has been a guest artist for Contemporary Dance Map Philippines, Dance Forum, Airdance, E-dance Theater, and Steps Dance Project. In February 2013, she danced the title role in Daragang Magayon: Ang Istorya ni Mayon in Albay Government and E-dance Theatre Company production at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater.

In July 2014, she received the Alvin Erasga Tolentino Koreograpiya Award and has participated in the Southeast Asia ChoreoLab in Malaysia, M1 Contemporary Dance Festival 2014 in Singapore, and the Ho Chi Minh City International Dance Festival 2014, in Vietnam. Torrado was also a finalist at the WIFI BODY New Choreographers’ Competition in 2008 for her work The Overture. This led to several commissions to choreography for a host of dance companies and festivals.

Daloy Dance Companyh, which kicks off their first U.S. tour in Indiana, will perform two works by Torrado, including Canton and Himlaya. Canton is a non-linear narrative inspired by the lives of young girls and women struggling as survival sex workers in urban poor relocation sites. Himalaya is a stylized dance that depicts the flowing unity between spirit/earth and culture/nature by drawing from two ongoing artistic and spiritual practices including contemporary interpretations of Philippine folkloric traditions.

While in the area the company will be doing a host of educational outreach including sessions at Indiana Area Junior High School, Sue Hewitt Dance Studio, Punxsutawney Area High School, Apollo Ridge Elementary School, and IUP. They will also offer a community dance class centered on traditional Filipino dance.

The concert, with intermission, will last approximately 90 minutes and is part of the Lively Arts Ovations! series. For more information about the performance or outreach, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or lively-arts@iup.edu.

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