Ea Torrado
Daloy Dance Company

“Torrado’s forays into contemporary dance have led her to choreographic collaborations and experiments with dancers, theater and visual artists, and she has emerged as one of the most promising contemporary Filipino dance-makers”., Rina Corpus, Curator Magazine

“Torrado’s choreographic genius is apparent in the appropriate and cheeky characterization of the different body parts through movement… Her imagery is light and playful and, at times, dark and brooding but it was always honest”- Issa Mijares, Runthru Magazine

“Ea Torrado’s ‘Touch’ was among my favorites. The dance was almost an aphrodisiac in an enchanting sort-of-way.” Chantal primero, Runthru Magazine

“Ea is a thinking dancer, injecting her works with thought-provoking insights and layered stories. “- R. Angela Corpus, Rappler

Cited as one of the most exciting and sought-after contemporary dancer-choreographers in the Philippines today, Ea creates visceral and evocative works that have been presented in numerous sites and stages in Manila and abroad. Rigorously trained in classical ballet from a young age, Ea has essayed principal and soloist roles in traditional and contemporary full-length dances, and toured extensively in the Philippines and USA, Russia, Scotland, Japan and Cambodia with Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, and Dance Theatre of Tennessee.

She was awarded the prestigious Alvin Erasga Tolentino Koreograpiya Award (2014), Remedios De Oteyza Award for Choreography (2016) and Asian Cultural Council Grant (2016). She is also a member of World Dance Alliance- Philippines and

(ICONS) International Consortium for Advancement in Choreography. In 2015, she was one of the formidable judges for the Association of Ballet Academies of the Philippines Competition.

She is the founder and artistic director of Manila-based dance theatre group, Daloy Dance Company, where she refines her choreographic style by fusing powerful elements of dance, theatre and improvisation. Her works Dots (2013), Nga-nga (2013), Dysmorphilia (2014) and Pieces of Me (2015), investigate notions of personal confinement and showed non-linear stories where the characters attempt to journey from disempowerment to liberation and/or despair. Filipinas (2014) and Sisa (2014) commissioned works by The Lopez Museum and Library for the exhibit, “Complicated”, Canton (2014) and Silenced (2016), has politically charged themes that explored Filipino identity and feminism. Wailing Women and Unearthing are a continuation of her investigation of the inner space “loob” and its relationship with indignant narratives that are relevant to the healing of the Filipina.

With Daloy, she has presented Walang Hiya Festival, Sayaw Galaw, Ugnayan Community Program and Tanghal at Talakay, all projects that tapped diverse Filipino communities by utilizing dance as a tool for personal and social change.

As a teacher, among the notable dance schools where she worked as faculty member are The School of Ballet Manila, Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School, Asian American Academy of Performing Arts, METTA Theatre of the Assumption,

Tanghalang Pilipino Summer Outreach Program, University of the Philippines  Dance Company, International School Manila, De La Salle University and Company of Ateneo Dancers. Internationally, she conducted workshops in Sweden, Malaysia and USA (Nashville, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Connecticut).

Currently, Ea is in New York under the Asian Cultural Council Grant and have presented a solo performance, Wailing Women at Movement Research at Judson Memorial Church, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance and Colombia Journalism School in Columbia University.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Sisa | Dance Film | Commissioned Work for The Lopez Museum and Library Exhibit, “Complicated” (2014)
  • Flipinas | Commissioned Performance for The Lopez Museum and Library Exhibit, “Complicated” (2014)
  • Silenced | Dance Film | Commissioned Work for UP Center for Women and Gender Studies | Group Exhibit, “Hudyat” at Far Eastern University (2017)

 

COMMISIONED WORKS AND VISUAL ART COLLABORATIONS

  • ‘The Moon’ | Juvenal Sanso | Opening Gala – Fundacion Sanso (2014)
  • ‘Dysmorphillia’ | Leeroy New | Imaginarium Multi Arts Festival of the Absurd | Philippine Educational Theatre Association (2014)
  • ‘Rebellion’ | Jinggoy Buensucseso | Galleria Duemilla (2014)
  • ‘Canton’ | Pasinaya Arts Festival | Met Museum (2015)
  • ‘One Night Only’ | Fringe Manila Festival| Ayala Museum(2015)
  • ‘Far East Alliance’ | Mayuko Fukumoto, Yasutaka Hayashi, Yuko Shimomura, Marie Ikura and Atsuko Yamagata | Erehwon Arts Center (2015)
  • ‘Ipanema’ | Gary Pautana | Axon Gallery (2015)
  • ‘I Put A Spell On You Because You Are Mine’ | Dominic Mangila | UP Vargas Museum (2015)
  • ‘Astropora’ | Leeroy New | SM Aura (2015)
  • ‘Liwanag’ | Aze Ong | UP Vargas Museum (2016)
  • ‘Polyp’ | Leeroy New | Budafabriek, Kortirj, Belgium (2016)
  • ‘Chrysalis’ | Leeroy New | SensUniq | Ghent, Belgium (2016)
  • ‘Unfamiliar Landscapes’ | Jinggoy Buensuceso | Galleria Duemilla (2016)
  • ‘Stripewalker’ | Sam Penaso | Secret Fresh Exhibit (2016)

CHOREOGRAPHIES

  • The Overture | Finalist, WIFI Body 3 Young Choreographers’ Competition (2008)
  • Legs She Never Had 2nd Step at The WIFI Body 4 Dance Festival (2009)
  • Strings | NAMCYA Ballet Competition Finals, Contemporary Solo (2010)
  • Cocoman | Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance School (2010)
  • Unlit | Dance Theatre of Tennesse’s Summer Intensive (2010)
  • Love Jungle | Dance Theatre Tennesse’s Summer Intensive (2010)
  • Two of You | Ballet Philippines’ Neo-Filipino (2010) and Restaged for Dance Theatre of Tennesse’s Summer Intensive (2010)
  • Forgiving Bathsheba | Contemporary Dance Map Philippines’ Gala (2011)
  • The Gray Arena | A Solo for Rhosam Prudenciado Jr. Young Choreographers Winner of the Yokohama Dance Collection R2009 (2012)
  • Dog Days Are Over | University of the Philippines Dance Company for Pasinaya Arts Festival, CCP (2012)
  • Mga Babae | E-dance Theatre and Performing Arts Lab, Contemporary Dance Map Gala (2012)
  • When you Blame | TranscenDance, a Benefit for the World Food Programme (2012)
  • Wallflower | Tribute to World Anti-Suicide Day (2012)
  • Touch |IndepenDance, WIFI Body Independent Contemporary Dance Festival Closing Gala (2012)
  • Lust |SEVEN Contemporary Dance Company (2013)
  • Sayaw Galaw |International Dance Day Tribute (2013)
  • Papet |SipatLawin Ensemble’s LagabLOVE INIT POOL PARTY AND FLIGHT Launch shows (2013)
  • Dots |Full Length Contemporary Dance Independently Produced (2013)
  • Nga-nga |Full Length Contemporary Dance, For KARNABAL: A Def. Defying Festival (2013)
  • Filipinas | Solo |Commissioned Work for The Lopez Museum and Library Exhibit, Complicated (2014)
  • Sisa | Dance Film |Commissioned Work for The Lopez Museum and Library Exhibit, Complicated (2014)
  • Dysmorphilia |Imaginarium Multi-arts Festival of the Absurb (2014)
  • Canton |The FRINGE Manila Arts Festival (2015)
  • Unearthing | Karnabal Festival: Social and Performance Innovations (2015)
  • Pieces of Me |Pineapple Lab Art Gallery (2015)
  • Evaporation | Commissioned work for Company of Ateneo Dancers- Contemporary (2016)
  • Silenced | Dance Film | Commissioned Work for UP Center for Women and Gender Studies (2016) and exhibited in ‘Hudyat’ group exhibit (2017)
  • Tari | In Collaboration with HATAW for FRINGE Manila Arts Festival (2017)
  • Meditations on Water for Paghilom Festival (2017)
  • Wailing Women (Pineapple Lab, Goyang International Dance Festival, Movement Research Judson Church NY) (2017)

 Feature Articles and Related Links

“FILIPINAS” DANCE BY EA TORRADO

https://lopez-museum.com/2014/02/18/filipinas-dance-by-ea-torrado/

 

DALOY DANCE COMPANY FOUNDER BOASTS INTERNATIONAL CREDITS

http://www.iup.edu/news-item.aspx?id=226969

 

ASIA CULTURAL COUNCIL PHILIPPINES, 2016 GRANTEES

http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/244213/asian-cultural-council-philippines-celebrates-15-years-bares-2016- grantees/

 

EA MARIE TORRADO: YOUNG AND CUTTING-EDGE

http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/25447-ea-marie-torrado-modern-dance

 

9 MUSES: EA TORRADO, DIWATA OF DANCE

https://www.hellapinay.com/blog/2017/7/20/9-muses-ea-torrado


EA TORRADO- RECONFIGURING DANCE

http://fairiesandfolks.com/tag/ea-torrado/

 

TORRADO’s CANTON AT CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES (CCP)

http://www.aappac.net/newsletter/16/Q1/Inthisseason_CCP.html

 

FILIPINO DANCE TALENT AT SETOUCHI TRIENALLE 2016

https://www.clickthecity.com/arts/a/30346/filipino-dance-talent-in-setouchi-trienalle-2016

 

COMPLICATED: GROUP SHOW WITH MIKE ADRAO, LESLIE DE CHAVES AND EA TORRADO

http://www.plantingrice.com/content/complicated-group-show-mike-adrao-leslie-de-chavez-ea-torrado

 

FILIPINO GIVEN SPECIAL PRIZE AT INTERNATIONAL MODERN DANCE TILT IN SEOUL

http://muntingnayon.com/page/104257/index.php?imagename=

 

PINEAPPLE LAB’s ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PRESENTS EA TORRADO’S WAILING WOMEN

http://theaterfansmanila.com/pineapple-labs-artist-residence-program-presents-ea-torrados-wailing-women/

 

DOTS: CONCEPT, DIRECTION AND CHOOREGRAPHY BY EA TORRADO

http://www.wheninmanila.com/dots-concept-direction-and-choreography-by-ea-torrado/

 

DALOY’S “RECONFIGURE”: CONTEMPLATING ABOUT SELF-PERCEPTION AND SYMBOLIC REBIRTH

http://www.wheninmanila.com/daloy-dance-company-reconfigure/

 

DALOY CRITIQUES GENERATION OF “COLLAGENED GALATEAS”

http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/178564/daloy-dance-group-critiques-generation-of-collagened- galateas/#ixzz4pXZ89iwh

 

FERVENT SELF-SEARCHING IN DALOY’s CANTON ATBP.

http://www.curatormagazine.com/rina-angela-corpus/fervent-self-searching-in-daloy-dances-canton-atbp/

 

THE THEATRE OF DANCE

https://www.pressreader.com/philippines/manila-bulletin/20150706/282492887360667

 

DANCE DOUBLE: AIRDANCE AND DALOY DANCE COMPANY AT FRINGE MANILA

https://runthrumagazine.wordpress.com/tag/ea-torrado/

 

DALOY DANCE COMPANY TO GRACE FISHER

https://thepenn.org/thepenn/2016/09/16/daloy-dance-company-to-grace-fisher/

 

DALOY DANCE COMPANY OF THE PHILIPPINES PRESENTS CANTON AND HIMALAYA

http://cfcc.edu/capefearstage/daloy-dance-company/

 

GET SWEPT AWAY BY DALOY’S PERFORMANCE AT PRIDE NIGHT 2016

http://www.loveyourself.ph/2016/06/daloy-dance-company-pride-night-2016.html

 

TWINBILL: “MGA SAYAW NG PAGHILOM” FROM DALOY DANCE

http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/209210/twinbill-mga-sayaw-ng-paghilom-from-daloy-dance- company/#ixzz4pXbO05lH