About the Event
In celebration of San Diego’s diverse design community through San Diego Design Week, PASACAT will feature Hibla Filipiniana: Shuttles of Unity, Threads of Identity; a representation of artistry and creativity through the work of Philippine hands. "Hibla" means fiber but it also symbolizes the embodiment of fabric and its connection to the user or wearer. Hibla Filipiniana reflects Filipino ingenuity in various art forms and has the power to unite resilient communities bound by living traditions.
This exhibit attempts to act as a dynamic looking glass into Philippine material culture and its practices as it relates to the performing arts of the various cultures featured in this exhibit. Dancers and musicians bring these pieces to life through a visual and auditory experience in an effort to transport you to the isles of the Philippines.
With intricate woven, carved and cast treasures, along with the sounds of native instruments, we explore the Muslim and Lumad communities of Mindanao, and with the energetic sounds of the Rondalla string ensemble, experience the the child-like joy of the lowland countryside of Luzon and the Visayas.
Hibla Filipiniana: Shuttles of Unity, Threads of Identity is a 4-part virtual museum series and is perfect for all ages. We encourage families to join and be entertained and educated through this specially curated collection of Philippine art traditions brought to life through music and dance.
VIDEO: SHUTTLES OF UNITY, THREADS OF IDENTITY PART 1
VIDEO: SHUTTLES OF UNITY, THREADS OF IDENTITY PART 2
VIDEO: SHUTTLES OF UNITY, THREADS OF IDENTITY PART 3
VIDEO: SHUTTLES OF UNITY, THREADS OF IDENTITY PART 4
About PASACAT Philippine Performing Arts Company
PASACAT is a Philippine Performing Arts Company established in 1970, and based in National City, California. PASACAT's mission is to preserve and promote Asian Pacific culture through the arts, thereby, extending goodwill and enhancing cultural understanding. PASACAT is committed to using the Philippine performing arts experience to educate its members, supporters, and audiences to bridge similarities with all cultures of the world. For over 50 years, PASACAT has maintained a rich treasury of resources in their lineage of artists and on-going working relationships with Philippine dance groups and Indigenous Peoples of the Philippines - a gateway for extensive study and field research of the Philippines and its 7,641 islands.