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Pamana Kali: Filipino Martial Arts and Culture
Torrance, CA
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PUNA translates to water spring in Mori and Hawaiian languages. This workshop evokes divine feminine allyship through creative processes informed by our shared qualities as Ocean people, lessons from our traditional stories, and our dance forms. Participants will be guided through multi-sensorial approaches using movement and the voice to activate our conscious relationship with the Earth and one another. Amelia Butler of Ng nahera Mori and Toni Pasion of Manariwa Dance guide us through their processes from Mori and Pilipinx perspectives, and invite us to come together to honor creation as sacred regeneration, and celebrate the expansiveness of our relational cultures through dance and song.



AMELIA BUTLER is an indigenous dancer and choreographer.  She is versed in a wide variety of dance styles including breaking dancing, hiphop, ballet, dancehall, and Polynesian cultural dance.  Amelia moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in dance in 2008 and has worked as a professional dancer in the entertainment industry.  Amelia founded and leads Los Angeles based Kapahaka group Ng Aanahera Maaori.  Maaori from New Zealand, Amelia is proud to represent her culture here in the US.

TONI TEMEHANA PASION is an inter-disciplinary artist and educator, mostly utilizing mediums of dance and curation.  She is a second generation Pilipinx with lineages from Laoag, Antipolo, and Pampanga, Philippines.  She is the founder and director of A Stage of Our Own and the newly debuted Manariwa Dance.  Through Manariwa Dance, Toni teaches Philippine dance and hula, and choreographs Pilipinx contemporary dance works.  For more on Tonis work, visit


This workshop is part of the WHERE WE STAND Workshop Series.

WHERE WE STAND creates a platform for people to learn from Pacific Island and Pilipinx practitioners whose embodied work balances traditional and contemporary, and highlights cultural significances of various communal places upon Tongva lands, a.k.a Los Angeles.

Each workshop introduces concepts that the artist facilitators are working through to create original short works that will culminate in a performance at the Torrance Cultural Arts Centers James Armstrong Theater on March 22, 2019.  

WHERE WE STAND pays respect to the Tongva, Chumash, and Tataviam peoples of where we call Los Angeles. We acknowledge that our work is situated on Tongva land.

Pre-sale per workshop: $20
At the door: $25
Space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Special price entry for all 5 monthly workshops: $90
Must register by November 15, 2018 by emailing

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This work is made possible through the Social Practice Art (SPArt) project of Fulcrum Arts Emerge fiscal sponsorship program.
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Pamana Kali: Filipino Martial Arts and Culture (View)
4403 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90503
United States



Owner: A Stage of Our Own
On BPT Since: Oct 09, 2018
A Stage of Our Own

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