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Harana for the Aswang: Duyong Excerpt⁠

August 19, 2023

Join House of Kilig at Enby Party to celebrate a works-in-process showing of Harana for The Aswang! Starting at 8 PM, they will show a film excerpt of their BASE residency experience (edited by V Babida) with a poem animation digitally produced by Arabella Bautista. Following this viewing, there will be a dance excerpt performed by Gaby Colon. Stay at the end to hear about our upcoming workshop and to listen to a short Q&A about our experience!⁠

Harana for The Aswang is an audio-visual-performance work centered on queering the research of Harana, a Filipinx-Ilocano-Southern Americas diasporic serenade song form rooted in courtship and grief rituals. Aswang is an umbrella term for various shape-shifting, mythological, animist, folkloric, “evil” spirits and creatures in Filipino folklore. Harana for the Aswang is researched through 7 different Aswang archetypes, starting with the Siren archetype. This research modernizes Aswang spirits to those who root into our intersectional QT diasporic lives.