what we did


local filpina dancers 

In January 2018, we held an open jam and call for dancers to join the film project. All 10 women were accepted into the cast.


After two weeks of rehearsals (with studio space generously donated by Nina Anonas), the dancers and crew travelled to a coconut farm in Lipa, Batangas to film the work over 3 days, utilizing local Filipino videographers. 

international reach

Employing artists in both Canada and the Philippines, this cultural and compositional research is pertinent to Canadian culture as well, given how diversity and acceptance of other cultures is a core value of Canada. In fact, among the diverse residents of British Columbia, there are 94,000 Filipinos that reside in Greater Vancouver alone.

Ultimately, my goal is to develop a professional artistic practice that merges community engagement, contemporary dance, and film. I firmly believe there are powerful ways that these disciplines
can influence each other in creating work that sparks ideas, conversations, and rooted, positive change.
— Tin Gamboa, project creator



how you helped


if you joined us at despedida

more thank yous from us to you! This night of film and food was a wonderful time of community and helped to spread awareness about the project!


Thanks to your generous donations, your contributions ensured that we were able to pay artists at industry standards, and assisted in providing meals, transportation and accommodations during the film shoot!

Dancers Sofia Costales, Mika Fabella in rehearsal

Dancers Sofia Costales, Mika Fabella in rehearsal