Date: Thursday October 12th, 2023

Time: 6:30 pm — 9:00 pm

Walk between realms where the supernatural and physical bodies come together in an evening showcase of light, sound, movement, and poetry. “Multong Bakla: A Silent Presence of Beauty” is a divine communal summoning of queer Filipina/o/x spirits, exploring the enigmatic connections across seas and starlight.

Multong Bakla is a ghostly haunting that includes trans-pacific other-worldly projected performances by artists based in the Philippines, combined with live performances by artists based in Canada. The performance was coordinated by Zeus Bascon (PH) and Jordan Baylon (CAN) and inspired by two community-building artist workshops.

Doors 6:30pm
Performances 7pm
Artist Q&A 8pm
RSVPs are helpful

*Content Notes: Many elements of this performance incorporate Baybayin (or Alibata), a pre-colonial Philippine script being reclaimed through this process as a tool for queer Filipina/o/x peoples to connect and their histories through gesture-making, choreography and composition.

Philippines-based artists: Alaga (performer), Zeus Bascon (performer, costume designer, choreographer), Althea Pagdagdagan (vocals), Gabe Tiano (music)

Canada-based performers: Jordan Baylon (poetry), Eris Fitz-James (comedy), Jose Macasinag (live-projection), Joshua Ongcol (dance)

Maraming salamat to our workshop kapwa: Keith Boniol, Alicia Buates-McKenzie, Fiona Cardino, Lanice Chep, Mark Conanan, Ethan Dailo, Lawrence Manuel, Tet Millare, Pette Shabu, Tiffany Thomas, Olive Villanueva


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  • The Polygon Gallery

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