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An exciting four week project providing accessible arts education in the Philippines through classes, workshops, and performances.
An exciting four week project providing accessible arts education in the Philippines through classes, workshops, and performances.
108 backers pledged $3,600 to help bring this project to life.

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PROJECT PHILIPPINES 2012- Footage from the upcoming feature film Project Philippines Courtesy of Igigi Studios

In August of 2008 a group of six dancers from The Juilliard School journeyed halfway around the world to the Philippines to share what they know best, their art form. They taught in three schools, performed over ten times and created new pieces with students in different communities. After such a successful trip and in response to strong requests, our group of artists is inspired and excited to return in June of 2012.

Project Philippines 2012 is an exciting four week project inspired by our interest to teach and expand upon our art forms, specifically movement, music, and visual arts. As a passionate team of dancers, musicians, and one visual artist we are excited to share our talents with individuals in many communities. We hope to learn from the Filipino culture as well as create meaningful exchange.

With the community in Northern Samar, we will provide free and accessible arts education through classes, workshops, and performances; creating a safe space for young people to communicate and express their realities. We will also spend time teaching at The Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) and Ballet Philippines in Manila, exploring all different styles of dance and arts.

Our project will culminate in three different school performances in collaboration with students at Philippine High School of Performing Arts, Cultural Center of the Philippines and San Isidro. There will also be three public performances presented to local communities in Samar and Manila. A documentary film will be produced to share our experiences and illustrate the positive impact of arts education.

Team members:

  • Chelsea Ainsworth    
  • Leonides Arpon   
  • Brian Gnojek
  • Kyle Netzeband  
  • Kendra Samson  
  • Midori Samson

Goals / Benefits:

1. Educate/teach kids to express themselves with art, movement and sound, empowering self-confidence within the children. We hope to communicate hope and a positive vision for the future through the shared language of art.
2. Share, network/collaborate with other Filipino Artists, specifically in PHSA. We want to motivate both American and Filipino students to pursue outreach programs, with benefits to spread a constructive perspective on the arts
3. Develop our own artistic career skills as future teachers through collaborative performances and workshops.

Project Philippines 2012 is a member of The Field and the amount that you pledge towards our project is tax deductible. If you would like to make any further donations please visit https://www.thefield.org/Profile.aspx?SAID=2689.

The Field is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the performing arts community. Contributions to The Field are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 161 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10013, phone: 212-691-6969 or fax: 212-255-2053.

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    Postcard from the Philippines with personal message from an artist of Project Philippines.

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    8"x10" print of "Fly in Clouds."

    The featured artwork on the left, "Fly in Clouds" is a collection of oil pastel paintings that create a large Filipino flag, the paintings are based on photos from the previous edcational outreach trip to the Philippines.

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    8"x10" print of "Fly in Clouds" and Project Philippines documentary dvd.

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    8"x10" print of "Fly in Clouds" and an original 8"x10" oil pastel drawing created during trip to Philippines.

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    8"x10" print of "Fly in Clouds" and a section of original artwork from "Fly in Clouds."

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    8"x10" print of "Fly in Clouds" and private tango lesson in New York.

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    8"x10" print of "Fly in Clouds" and dinner prepared by artists of Project Philippines with private performance in New York.

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