Category Archives: Tour 2011
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Contact: Carlos Iro Burgos at (415) 496-9413 or email email@example.com
Kilusan Productions Presents
Set within the 1980’s and 90’s, Bay Area, California, UNIVERSAL self takes audiences on a journey of struggle and redemption. During his youth, Kilusan is haunted by a ‘spirit of hate’ that wishes to destroy his selfesteem by influencing him into a helpless, violent and psychologically troubled state of existence. Malakas is an ancestral guardian spirit who exists to guide Kilusan in remembering his true self worth and connection to his people. It is now up to Kilusan to make the right choices as a youth in urban, working class America. Shall he fall victim to the statistics of growing up in a “high risk” environment, polluted with drugs, violence and crime? Or shall Kilusan find his destiny and live a life that possesses knowledge of self?
This show features over 10 different characters all acted out by Kilusan Bautista, a Brooklyn based performance artist who weaves together theater, spoken word poetry, Hip Hop, dance, martial arts, music and animation. Artistic Direction/Choreography by Lia McPherson; Theater Direction by Tony Santa Ana; Music Production by Chuck Mays; Animation Design by Ace & Sons Moving Pictures LLC.
Are you ready to experience a thought provoking, Edu’tainment reality that brings you deeper into the universal family living room, a visionary space that embodies compassion and understanding? UNIVERSAL self will take you to a doorway into the future of multicultural America one story at a time. The mission of Kilusan Productions is to build cross cultural unity & personal empowerment through the performance arts & education. The vision of UNIVERSAL self is to be produced on a Broadway stage!
Thank you to our community partners: United Playaz/ United Playaz of NY; St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church; Joe Bataan/King of Latin Soul; Anthony Castro/Graphic Designer; Filipino American National Historical Society of Metro NY; Lia McPherson Consulting; Actors Fund Arts Center; DevelopMental Publishing; Downtown Brooklyn Partnership; Maharlika Moderno Filipino/JeepneyNYC.
“Kilusan takes you on his journey, with an intimate honest view set to the soundtrack of his life. Entertaining and inspiring, making you want to create your own universal story.”
-Christine Padilla, United States Congress
Tags: Actor, American Drama, Asian American, Bayani Art, Broadway Theater, Chili Arts Salon, Colors Restaurant-NYC, CSU Dominguez Hills Multicultural Center, Denzel Washington, Dream Cypher, Estria Foundation, Experimental Artist, Facebook, Filipino, Filipino American Human Service INC, Filipino American National Historical Society of Metro NY, Google, HBO, HBO Def Poetry, HHTF, Hip Hop, Kilusan Bautista, Lemon Anderson, Martial Arts, Move Ment in Motion, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Pilipino American Unity for Progress (UniPro), Prison University Project, Rainbow Theater, Rebel Diaz Arts Collectve BX, Russell Simmons, Spike Lee, Sulu DC, Twitter, Ugnayan Nynj, United Playaz, Unitedbx Playaz, Universal Filipino, Whollotta Productions, Youth Speaks, Youtube
Sahabhaga: Festival of Participatory Performance, India (Nov 30, 2012)
The Actors Fund Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY (Nov 2nd & 3rd, 2012)
The world premier of Universal Filipino was in the Bronx/New York City, June 2010
IMAGES FROM THE UNIVERSAL FILIPINO TOUR 2011:
February 1, 2011 – Asian American Artist Alliance Town Hall, NY, NY
April 17, 2011 – San Quentin State Prison Performance. Shout out to Terry Park and the Prison University Project
April 27, 2011 – United Playaz Community Center. Downtown San Francisco, CA
Tags: Actor, American Drama, Asian American, Broadway Theater, CSU Dominguez Hills Multicultural Center, Denzel Washington, Dream Cypher, Experimental Artist, Facebook, Filipino, Google, HBO Def Poetry, HHTF, Hip Hop, Kilusan Bautista, Lemon Anderson, Martial Arts, Prison University Project, Rainbow Theater, Russell Simmons, Sulu DC, Twitter, United Playaz, Universal Filipino, Youth Speaks, Youtube