by Marie Alcober
12 min, Canada, United Kingdom, English
Dance ethnographer and York University professor Patrick Alcedo on finding belonging in folk dance, balancing fluidity and tradition as a dance educator, the importance of Philippine folk dancing to reflect contemporary identities, and more. This film is part of Dual Citizen Series, a mini documentary series exploring eureka moments of the Filipino diaspora. Through conversations with community leaders, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, and culture changers, the series examines the power that comes from embracing their dual identities—and how this translates to their respective creative and community work.
Marie Alcober is a Filipino Canadian journalist and producer whose work has appeared in various online news publications across Canada, including BNN Bloomberg, The Globe and Mail, CBC Arts, among others. She created Dual Citizen as a passion project to document the incredible work she witnessed Filipinos were doing in Toronto. She leads the content and creative direction of the series and is usually the person behind the camera conducting the interviews.
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