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Tboli Workshop

Session 2

Mumford Hall, MH 103

11:20 AM - 12:30 PM

Tboli or taboli are the peace loving people of Mindanao in Southern philippines. They are known as dreamweaver’s of the hand-woven Tnalak made of abaca fibers. Tbolis are found in three municipalities: Muhin in Kiamba and Maitum and Maasim in Sarangani province.https://www.parangal.org/tboli

About the Facilitator

Eric Solano

Eric Solano

Eric Solano is one of leaders in the Philippine folkloric dance field in the diaspora. He founded Parangal Dance Company in 2008 to advance and promote Philippine dance. He serves as its artistic director and choreographer. Parangal has performed on mainstages including SF Ethnic Dance Festival, Merrie Monarch Ho’ike-Hawaii, and festivals in Latin America, Europe and Asia.

He is a University of San Francisco adjunct professor of Philippine Dance, and trains multi-generational community folkloric practitioners

Central to Solano’s artistic practice is the building of authentic relationships with over 30 culture bearers over time through cultural immersions. Solano has created thirteen new works which consisted of creating awareness on 75 traditions under the guidance of culture bearers across the Philippine archipelago. Solano creates the essence of indigenous village for the proscenium stage with a narrative rooted in myths, daily life, or rituals, dance and music.