State of Play Festival: SAMMAY Peñaflor Dizon

State of Play Festival: SAMMAY Peñaflor Dizon

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State of Play Festival

SAMMAY Peñaflor Dizon: ritual for thrivation no.2
Friday, June 10, 8 PM
Saturday, June 11, 8 PM
ODC Theater 
Digital Stream Friday, June 17, 7:30 PM


How do we move from a perpetual stasis of survival to palpable thrivation? In a world that has forgotten its inherent responsibility to the earth and each other, ritual for thrivation no. 2 poses ancestral reverence, intergenerational healing, and urban-indigenous futurism as urgent and fundamental to alleviating our current climate crisis.

ASL interpretation will be provided at this event on June 11. Captioning will be available on this Digital Encore. Please contact the ODC Box Office with accessibility requests or questions

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  • SAMMAY Peñaflor Dizon

    SAMMAY Peñaflor Dizon (she/they) is a Filipinx American choreographer, interdisciplinary artist, and cultural producer of Bikol, Kapampangan, and Ilokano descent. Through ritual performance, they explore the diasporic body as a site of memory, resistance, and reclamation for collective healing and liberation. Their practice is rooted in the fundamental knowing that dance bridges the earth and ancestral realm.


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  • Community Discussion | Re-imagining Araw ng Kalayaan

    Re-imagining Araw ng Kalayaan
    A community discussion ft. SAMMAY Peñaflor Dizon, Nic Feliciano, and Mario "Nomi" De Mira
    Saturday, June 11, 6:30-7:30pm
    ODC Theater Lobby

    June 12 is commemorated as Araw ng Kalayaan. Join us in this SOMA Pilipinas-led cipher as we unpack the complex history and struggle for independence in the Philippine diaspora. Learn how these Filipinx artists are re-imagining and embodying liberation through their art and activism today.

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Image by Jim Watkins Photography

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