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Babae / Joy Alpuerto Ritter

A4, Bratislava, Slovakia | Bratislava in Movement 2020 - International Festival of Contemporary Dance

Sunday 18 October, 2020 | 8pm–11:59pm



Inspired by Mary Wigman’s Witch Dance, a "masterpiece of strangeness” as Judith MacKrell put it, Joy Alpuerto Ritter examines inherited dance vocabularies to embody her own witch character. Bringing together her roots in Philippine folk and classical dance with movements from hip hop and voguing; she reimagines what it means to summon the power and mystical practices of a female dancer as a witch. BABAE, which means ‘woman’ in Tagalog (Philippine language), is a one-woman dialogue between the animalistic and sensual qualities of ritual and power. 

Aerowaves artist profile: Joy Alpuerto Ritter — Babae