Thursday, October 28 · 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Location Washington Hall

153 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Spirit of Creation, Spirit of Revolution
Washington Hall
153 14th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122

$15 at the door
Tickets can be purchased through any Pin@y member.

You may also reserve tickets by emailing pinayinfo@gmail.com. There will be an extra charge of $1 per ticket. Provide your first and last name, number of tickets you wish to purchase and pay at the door.

No cash? We accept checks and credit cards at the door.
(Note: If paying by credit card, charge will be processed thru Cata Catering who are handling the credit card payment proceeds for Pinay Sa Seattle Anniversary Show)

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2010
Contact: Rafaela Luna Pizano


Pinay Sa Seattle Celebrates Four Years In Honor of Centuries of Resistance

Seattle, WA—On October 28, 2010, Pinay Sa Seattle will present “Diwata: Spirit of Creation, Spirit of Revolution” at Seattle’s historic venue, Washington Hall (153 14th Avenue). Diwata will be an original production featuring locally and nationally acclaimed Pin@y, Filipina-American and other artists and community members of indigenous descent, re-presenting stories from indigenous experiences of creation and revolution through the mediums of dance, spoken word, hip-hop, theatre, film and more.

“In this time of intensifying political repression, in the midst of FBI raids, police brutality and violence against queer and trans people, it is even more crucial for our community to celebrate and honor our legacy of militant struggle and resistance,” commented Katrina Pestano, Organizing Director of Pinay Sa Seattle (Pinay means a woman of Philippine origin). Diwata will create a sacred space where self-determination and realization will answer the call of ancestral origins to remember the ways of nurturing communal respect and growth in the face of continuing oppression. By presenting our own creation stories, automythbiographies, and works of self-liberation, Diwata links tradition with evolution and reminds us of the lessons still present in ancestral remembrance. “Pinay Sa Seattle’s resistance once again takes shape in a cultural production and takes flight in the spirit of creation and revolution,” added Pestano.

Diwata will feature inspiring and rarely-performed works by artists from a rainbow of identities across intersections of color, gender, sexual orientations, class, abilities and life experiences that all come together to explore our origins. Through interactive pieces that explore space, sound and performance, Diwata will weave the traditions of a Dia de los Muertos celebration with an exploration of struggles which produced the warriors and healers of our communities today.

We welcome you to take part in creating our collective creation story and bear witness for each other in this ceremony of remembrance and revolution as we celebrate a new cycle of growth. *Please bring an offering for our altar (to commemorate loved ones or anything you wish to release).

Tickets ($10 pre-sale/$15 at the door) can be purchased through any Pin@y member. Dinner is included and will be served at 6:30 pm. Show will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. Contact pinayinfo@gmail.com with inquiries, to volunteer, or if you would like childcare.