asia pacific impro 2

19–25 October, 2015

Ea Torrado

Ea Torrado has essayed principal and soloist roles in classical and contemporary full-length ballets, had toured extensively in the Philippines and abroad (USA, Russia, Europe, Scotland, Cambodia, Japan) with Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines and Dance Theatre of Tennessee. She has been a guest artist for Contemporary Dance Map Philippines, Dance Forum, Airdance, E-dance Theatre and Steps Dance Project.

Ea is currently the Artistic Director of Daloy Dance Company. A member World Dance Alliance- Philippines, Ea participated in The South East Asia ChoreoLab in Malaysia, M1 Contemporary Dance Festival 2014 in Singapore and Ho Chi Minh City International Dance Festival 2014, in Vietnam.

Among the full-length dance productions she directed and choreographed are Dots (2013), Nga-nga (presented at KARNABAL: A Def. Defying Festival), Dysmorphilia (presented at Imaginarium: A Multi-arts Festival of the Absurd) and Sisa and Filipinas (commissioned works for The Lopez Museum and Library’s exhibit, ‘Complicated’)

She was a finalist at the WIFI BODY New Choreographers’ Competition in 2008 for her work, The Overture. This led to several commissions to choreograph: The Legs She Never Had (WIFI BODY FESTIVAL 2009), Two of You (Ballet Philippines’ Neo-Filipino 2010); Dog Days Are Over (E-dance Theatre Co.), Mga Babae, Forgiving Bathsheba and Touch (Contemporary Dance Map Gala in 2011 and 2012) and Canton (The FRINGE Manila Arts Festival 2015). She also choreographed for Seven Contemporary Dance Company in their production, Lust and in Tanghalang Ateneo’s play, Middle Finger.

Ea’s choreographic interest lies in exploring themes of cultural and historical identity, social politics and feminine representations. Her works are inspired by the topography, history, and social context of both urban and rural areas in the Philippines, as she meditates on dance as becoming part of the landscape in which it is being performed, and thus becoming more relevant to those watching.