We have accepted ten women to become the cast of the MariaClara film after the Jan. 12 audition! 

Rehearsals begin soon, and we will be filming in Lipa starting January 22nd. Check our Facebook and Instagram for more info on the cast members to come.  

Filming wrapped on January 24th, keep an eye out as the film will be applying to local and international film festivals!



what we're doing


local filpina dancers 

We are currently in contact with five professional dancers in the Philippines, three emerging artists in Vancouver, and Nina
Anonas, an established artist/choreographer/associate professor of dance in the Philippines to support this endeavour. Once in the Philippines, the project will host an open jam and call for dancers to join as the film's subjects.


After selection and rehearsal, the dancers will travel to a coconut plantation to film the work, 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


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Dancers Sofia Costales, Mika Fabella in rehearsal 

Dancers Sofia Costales, Mika Fabella in rehearsal