PANAYlaytay: A living narrative moving through the historical vein of Panay Identity

The USA campus transforms into a history and culture-heritage walk as we embrace the meaning of Pagpanday (Rebuild): Unearthing the struggles of the past and present, traversing the challenges of building a nation. The artist community embarks on a multi-platform performance exhibition weaving a fabric of Panay contemporary art and visual narrative. The performance ride features a mirage of characters of significant era in the past and present reflecting a Panay historical landscape scarred with colonization, war, revolution, disaster and freedom. The campus opens its doors once again being the first University in Western Visayas to journey into heritage across history through creative heart works.

Panaylaytay art bikers led by visionary Rock Drillon traversing contemporary art route in rediscovering Panay traditions, epics, oral and visual narratives, archetypes and history.

Panaylaytay art bikers led by visionary Rock Drillon traversing contemporary art route in rediscovering Panay traditions, epics, oral and visual narratives, archetypes and history.

The USA Troubadours welcomes you with “Kruhay”, a Kinaray-a for “Welcome”. Kinaray-a is a language spoken in the island of Panay. The song narrates the festive arrival of the Bornean Datus in province of Antique, Southern part of Panay and the displacement of the Aeta indigenous community.

USA Troubadours breathes life to the Bintana Okil as they shower the ambassadors with ilonggo hospitality

USA Troubadours breathes life to the Bintana Okil as they shower the ambassadors with ilonggo hospitality

A collaborative team of women artists breathes life to the Panay women characters, women who are the repository of tradition as culture bearers of the new generation. We give you a glimpse of Pagbanhaw (Rebirth): a site specific performance of the resurrection of Panay women archetypes unearthing the unwritten, untold, invisible, intuitive characters of significant periods in history.

Pagbanhaw (Rebirth) a sight specific performance, a device theater created by seven women conceptualized by Ma Rosalie Zerrudo, Co-directed by Dennis D. Gupa (Visiting artist/professor from UPLB and University of British Columbia)

Pagbanhaw (Rebirth) a sight specific performance, a device theater created by seven women conceptualized by Ma Rosalie Zerrudo, Co-directed by Dennis D. Gupa (Visiting artist/professor from UPLB and University of British Columbia)

Finale of the Pagbanhaw, women reclaiming their own identity, reinventing their  own stories, rewriting their own history, reconnecting to their own roots, redefining their own selves...

Finale of the Pagbanhaw, women reclaiming their own identity, reinventing their own stories, rewriting their own history, reconnecting to their own roots, redefining their own selves…

The Panaylaytay journey brings you to a tunnel of voices in Paghangkat (Redemption): Imagine|a|nation; voices at the wake of Yolanda” by USA Little Theater celebrating the wins of 50-year tradition.

Paghangkat (Redemption): Imagine|a|nation; voices at the wake of Yolanda” by USA Little Theater celebrating the wins of 50-year tradition Directed by Eric Divinagracia and Co-directed by Ron Mathews Espinosa

Paghangkat (Redemption): Imagine|a|nation; voices at the wake of Yolanda” by USA Little Theater celebrating the wins of 50-year tradition Directed by Eric Divinagracia and Co-directed by Ron Mathews Espinosa

As you wind through the corridors of the campus, we splash you with colors of Pagpasad (Recreate): a visual art exhibition as each artist, designer, architect reinvents the Panay’s mindscapes in material culture and sub-cultures in their visual narrative. The Identity and body memory unravels the angst, inner joy and self discovery in the massive self-portraits of the Fine Arts students as they navigate around self narratives.

Identities redefined by the Fine Arts Major students with adviser Liby Norman Limoso

Identities redefined by the Fine Arts Major students with adviser Liby Norman Limoso

As you wind through the corridors of the campus, we splash you with colors of Pagpasad (Recreate): a visual art exhibition as each artist, designer, architect reinvents the Panay’s mindscapes in material culture and sub-cultures in their visual narrative. The Identity and body memory unravels the angst, inner joy and self discovery in the massive self-portraits of the Fine Arts students as they navigate around self narratives.

Woman Body Resurrected installation set by Ma Rosalie Zerrudo

Woman Body Resurrected installation set by Ma Rosalie Zerrudo

A photo spread Looking through Panay Heritage, a juxtaposition of lines, shapes, and shades of living spaces in the local Ilonggo scene presents the class project of the Humanities students with class adviser Ma Rosalie Zerrudo.

Looking Through Panay Heritage. Photo montage by the Humanities students of University of San Agustin (Marketing and HRM majors) as class project with Adviser: Ma Rosalie Zerrudo

Looking Through Panay Heritage. Photo montage by the Humanities students of University of San Agustin (Marketing and HRM majors) as class project with Adviser: Ma Rosalie Zerrudo

After the struggles and challenges of several disasters through our history brought by disaster of war, disaster of poverty, disaster of nature, disaster of over-development, we bring you to a closing celebration in this Panay journey. We welcome you to a feast Pagbawi (Reclaim): a reflective healing experience in deep reverence with local sceneries of nature and local fruits, looking through windows of hope and gratitude breathing into local heritage of Bintana Okil mural. From the inside, you look to the outside offering a reflection of what it is really from within.

A reflective healing experience in deep reverence with local sceneries of nature and local fruits, looking through windows of hope and gratitude breathing into local heritage of Bintana Okil mural.Project adviser: Ma Rosalie Zerrudo. Photo by Christian Lozañes.

A reflective healing experience in deep reverence with local sceneries of nature and local fruits, looking through windows of hope and gratitude breathing into local heritage of Bintana Okil mural.Project adviser: Ma Rosalie Zerrudo. Photo by Christian Lozañes.

Pagbanhaw (Rebirth) ensemble device theater team: Concept and artistic director: Ma Rosalie Zerrudo. Co-creator/facilitator: Dennis D. Gupa. Ensemble co-creators: Kristine Buenavista, Jam Lebrilla, Glory Moralidad, Mona Pico, Reian Sollesta, and Magdalene Ucheh. Guitar: Joao Amado Masculino Solas
Paghangkat (Redemption) USA Little Theater Artistic director: Eric Divinagracia. Co-director: Ron Mathews Espinosa. Artistic and production team: Laragene Servando, Jastine Felmae Lemos, Nadine Andrea Alabado, Mary Liezl Vee Colocar, Rona May Braza, Charmaine Rose Frosa, Erick De la Piedra, Kent Louis Tomulto.
Pagpasad (Recreate) adviser: Liby Norman Limoso. Visual Artists: Stephanie Aparri, Kristopher Brasilleno, Marrz Capanang, Eunice Diaz, Claudine Dignadice, Marco, Echalar, Louie Fuentes, Rey Gico, Clarisse Jaro, Jonn Laserna, Joseph John Llorico, Catherine Malazarte, Norma Nonato, Josefina Pama, Kinno Florentino, and Reian Sollesta
An installation on Pagbanhaw: Woman Body Geography Resurrected Installation Artist: Ma Rosalie Zerrudo.
Pagpanday Curators: Eric Divinagracia, Liby Norman Limoso and Ma Rosalie Zerrudo