TeAda Self-Care Workshops & Performance


Toni Pasion is a 2018 TeAda Productions fellow.  From April 2-28, Toni will be part of the TeAda Productions team in helping to facilitate self-care workshops in association with the UCLA LABOR CENTER and the LOS ANGELES WORKER CENTER NETWORK.
“TeAda invites community members, artists, activists and workers to unite in a FREE month long workshop series lead by Shruti Purkayastha and Malia Gallegos. Participants will engage in story circles, mindfulness meditation, trauma resilience somatic healing, and an array of theater methods intended to help participants connect with community and self.
Monday April 2nd 5-8pm Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
Saturday April 7th 2-5pm Pilipino Workers Center (PWC)
Monday April 9th 5-8pm Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
Saturday April 14th 2-5pm Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
Monday April 16th 6-9pm Garment Worker Center
Saturday April 21st 2-5pm Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
Saturday April 28th 2-5pm *Final community performance sharing @ Downtown UCLA LABOR CENTER
“I am honored to be part of this TeAda Fellowship and help facilitate self-care workshops for the LA communities– particularly communities of color and those who are constantly giving. As an arts educator and performing artist, my focus is on empowering our heritages and stories, connecting with our ancestors, and using art as a mode of liberation. I look forward to strengthening our connections, and sharing space and methods of self-care, so that we can sustain our energy and good work for our communities.” -Toni

Mirr(or) and Filipinx Dance

Toni Pasion Makapuu

“Mirr(or)” is an investigation of basic movements from hula and Philippine dance forms— analyzing their somatic feelings and how they can inspire other movements. This piece utilizes the stage as a place where we can be here and there. By shaking up conventions of linear time and space, the dancer’s intention is to enliven the space, moment, past, present, and future as simultaneous.
FRIDAY MAY 26,2017
68 N Market St, Wailuku, HI 96793
Tickets are $25 ($15 upper mezzanine) and will soon be available at ‘Iao Theater! Student and Senior Discounts available. Please visit our online site for immediate ticket purchase, or call the box office at: 808-242-6969
Omori Dance Studio
A1 Cameron Way Kahului, HI, 96732
 Toni weaves her hula, Philippine dance, and improvisational dance practices to create choreography that truly enlivens her being and identity as a second generation Filipinx in Hawaiʻi. In this workshop, Toni will guide some improvisation techniques involved in the creation of her solo work Mirr(or), and teach an excerpt of its choreography.