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Babae - Port of Dance / Joy Alpuerto Ritter

Resolution Square of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia

Tuesday 28 July, 2020 | 9am–9:50am


Babae - Port of Dance

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