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TONI PASION
inter-disciplinary artist, educator, researcher
tonipasion@yahoo.com
http://www.tonipasion.com
EDUCATION:
University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
MA in Dance, emphasis in Culture and Performance Studies, 2017
Thesis: “Indigenous Contemporary Dance from a Filipina Perspective”
Cum Laude
University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California
BA in Asian American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2015
Research Project: “Care Practices for Ruatepupuke II in the Field Museum”
Cum Laude
Santa Monica College, Los Angeles, California
AA in Liberal Arts, 2013
Independent Studies Research Project: “An Evolving Filipino American Identity Through Dance”, 2013
Dean’s List

DANCE TRAINING:
Philippine Folk dance, Hawaiian hula, Tahitian ori, Javanese, Folklorico, Danza Azteca, Indigenous Contemporary

WORK:
Freelance Dancer: The Dancing Fire, Te Aho Nui, Manea Dancers, Los Angeles, CA, 2011 – Present
Teaching Artist: Arts Alive, Gardena, CA August 2017 – Present
– Schools: St. Catherine of Labore, St. Anthony de Padua, St. Philomena
– Classes: Hawaiian hula, Tahitian ori, Contemporary and Philippine contemporary
Teaching Artist: Passport to the Arts: Philippine Dance, Long Beach, CA April 2018 – May 2018 Residency
– Roosevelt Elementary School
– Philippine Folk dance
Dancer: Kayamanan Ng Lahi with Music Center on Tour, Philippine Folk Dance, 2018
 Teaching Artist: Mama Earth, Los Angeles, CA, Fall 2017 Residency
– Leo Politi Elementary
– Class: Hawaiian hula, Tahitian ori, performance
Teaching Assistant: University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, Honolulu, HI. Fall 2016
– Course: Dance and World Cultures
Teaching Artist: STAR Education, Los Angeles, CA. 2013
– Overland Elementary School for Advanced Studies, Broadway Elementary School, Webster Elementary School
– Classes: Hawaiian hula
Tahitian Dance Instructor: Varieties International, Los Angeles, CA. 2013

 

FELLOWSHIPS:
TeAda Productions Performing Artist Impact Fellow: Los Angeles, CA, April 2018

DIRECTOR AND DANCE PRODUCER EXPERIENCE:
Director, Producer, Performer: A Stage of Our Own Presents UNITY, Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA, March 2018
Director, Producer, Performer: A Stage of Our Own Presents Unbounded, Pieter Space, Eagle Rock, CA, August 2017
Director, Producer, Performer: A Stage of Our Own, Hālau O Haumea, Honolulu, May 2017
Producer, Director, Choreographer: Manariwa Part I: Embodied Repositories, Hālau O Haumea, Honolulu, February 2017
Producer, Director, Choreographer: Manariwa Part II: Inter-cultural Collaboration, Hālau O Haumea, Honolulu, February 2017
Dance Producer: Salesi: Hero to Love, Dance film directed by Vilsoni Hereniko and Garin Nugroho, Shangri-La and Ka Papa Loʻi O Kanewai, Honolulu, Fall 2015

NOTED SPEAKING, RESEARCH, PERFORMANCE EVENTS:
Solo Dancer: East Meets West Festival Maui, ʻIao Theater, Wailuku and Kahului, May 2017
Actor: Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Viktoria Naraxsa, Linakona Honolulu School of Art, April 2017. Character: Miranda
DancerE Ola Ka Mōʻī written and directed by Kahaʻi Sueoka with excerpts written by Queen Liliʻuokalani, Choreographer: Kumu Vicky Holt Takamine and Kahaʻi Sueoka, Kennedy Theatre and Doris Duke Theatre, November 2016
Dancer & Ethnographer: I Moving Lab Tour, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (Oʻahu), Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Maui), Kalanianaʻole Hall (Molokaʻi), directed by Jack Gray, November 2016
Dancer & Ethnographer: Fanhasso for the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts directed by Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho, The Azotea in Guam. May-June 2016
Dancer, Panelist: Indigenous Dance Forum curated by Jack Gray, Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. April 2016
Dancer, Musician: ʻAi Pōhaku: Resistance and Decolonization in Hawaiʻi directed by Wailana Simcock, Hālau O Haumea, Honolulu, April 2016
Performance Artist: Indigenous Choreographers in Riverside Symposium, Barbara & Art Culver Center for the Arts, Riverside, May 2015
Dancer: Mana with Kayamanan Ng Lahi. Aratani Theater, Downtown Los Angeles, CA and Merrie Monarch Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium in Hilo, HI, 2015
Dancer: Ura Tabu under the direction of Charlene Tedrow and Polynesian Entertainers Ltd. under Maile Giffin and Amo Ieriko, United Nations Small Island Development Conference & Teuila Festival, Samoa 2014
Dancer: Global Motions World Dance Co. & BFFM, Beijing International Tourism Festival, Folklorico and Danza Azteca, Beijing, China 2014
Dancer and Choreographer: Global Motions World Dance Co., Eli & Edythe Broad Stage, 2011-2014

WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES:
Creating Philippine Contemporary Dance- Teqniklingz Dance Group. Aloha Studio, Honolulu, HI. 2017
Creating Philippine Contemporary Dance- Pamantasan Conference. University of Hawai’i, Maui College. Maui, HI. 2017
Hawaiian Hula Fundamentals- Blanco Family Academy. Angono, Rizal, PH. 2016
Creative Movement Inspired by Philippine Values- Pamantasan Conference. University of Hawai’i, Maui College. Maui, HI. 2016
Ori Tahiti Foundational Movements- Dance Studio No. 1, Santa Monica, CA. 2013

PRESENTATIONS:
Of the Ocean: Self-Knowing Through Pangalay and Hula– Transcribing Spaces: TONGVA. UCLA, Los Angeles, 2016
Filipin@ Disruption and Pole Dance– Dance & Theatre Graduate Symposium. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa. 2016
Filipin@ Disruption and Pole Dance– SPAS Conference. University of Hawai’i, Mānoa. 2015
Philippine Folk Dance and Collaborative Creation– Santa Monica College Filipino Club. 2013

PUBLICATIONS:
“Care Practices for Ruatepupuke II in the Field Museum” in Audeamus National Multidisciplinary Journal, 2015