Andre Ignacio Dimapilis is a Filipinx-American culture-bearing performing (and community-based) artist, peaceful warrior and educator. His art-making in theatre, music, movement, text, and rituals are in harmony with the truths that he lives as Filipinx-American, a male POC living in the current times working towards social and racial justice. He has been a member of the Philippine Indigenous Cultural Dance troupe, Kinding Sindaw (KS), since 2014. KS has taught him the power of reclaiming, asserting, and preserving his ancestral traditions and practices within his art-making and daily life. He has created performance art focused on representing that Filipinx-American experience and its vast diaspora. He has directed full Filipinx productions in Tagalogue Volume 3: Within Us, A tribute to Our Ancestors (2013), Nanay, Tatay, Anak (2013), Undressing the Fragments (2014), and Filipinx and Fil-Ams Unite! (2016). Andre shares spirit and spreads love through the Yidaki (didgeridoo), being intentional about sharing the Yidaki’s cultural origins of the Aboriginal people. He is transparent about using the Yidaki for meditation and its purpose for setting intentions. Andre is a graduate of the MA in Applied Theatre program at CUNY - School of Professional Studies.
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