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Kagitingan braids together music, movement, visual art, and the exact words of Filipino World War II Veterans, telling their stories of friendship and loss, belonging and discrimination, and of their resilience during the war and their ongoing struggle for recognition. The title comes from a Filipino word meaning “valor” in English, and Araw ng Kagitingan, or Day of Valor, is a national holiday in the Philippines to commemorate the Bataan Death March when thousands of Filipino soldiers serving with American forces lost their lives. The audiences will encounter endearing characters based on Filipino WWII veterans interviewed in California and Hawai’i in the United States and Pangasinan and Ilocos Norte in the Philippines. This fusion of dance and documentary theatre celebrates the unyielding spirit of these unsung heroes.
presented with support from the MAP Fund and California Arts Council