Korea International Modern Dance Competition 2015 Coach For Filipino Delagates- Ea Torrado

Ea Torrado has essayed principal and soloist roles in famous 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 and has worked with prestigious national and foreign dance teachers, mentors and choreographers. She has been a guest artist for Contemporary Dance Map Philippines, Dance Forum, Airdance, E-dance Theatre and Steps Dance Project. In February 2013, Ea danced the title role in Daragang Magayon: Ang Istorya ni Mayon, an Albay Government and E-dance Theatre Company production at The Cultural Center of The Philippines’ Main Theater.

Ea is currently the Artistic Director of Daloy Dance Company. In July 2014, she became the recipient of Alvin Erasga Tolentino Koreograpiya Award. 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 in September 2013, Nga-nga (presented at KARNABAL: A Def. Defying Festival) and Dysmorphilia (presented at Imaginarium: A Multi-arts Festival of the Absurd), Canton and Himalaya (both premiered at FRINGE MANILA ARTS FESTIVAL 2015).

Sisa and Filipinas are commissioned works for The Lopez Museum and Library’s exhibit, ‘Complicated’, from February-August 2014.

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 in 2ndStep of WIFI BODY FESTIVAL 2009; Two of You in Ballet Philippines’ Neo-Filipino 2010: Dance in a Time of Change; Dog Days Are Over, for E-dance Theatre Co., Mga Babae, and Forgiving Bathsheba and
Touch for Contemporary Dance Map Gala in 2011 and 2012. She had choreographed for Seven Contemporary Dance Company in their production, Lust and in Tanghalang Ateneo’s play, Middle Finger.

She is now working on Unearthing, a work-in-progress that was first developed and shown at KARNABAL FESTIVAL : PERFORMANCE AND SOCIAL INNOVATIONS 2015.

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.

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