TD Bridgemakers Project: Premiere Event ft. Danah Rosales and Justin De Luna
Tune in for a virtual premiere event for a new digital work, Homecoming / Pag-uwî, from creative duo Danah Rosales (Toronto, Ontario) and Justin De Luna (Montreal, Quebec), as part of the TD Bridgemakers Project.
Homecoming / Pag-uwî is an online exhibition of millennial diasporic intimacies and homecoming. Appearing as a library of internet content, the project breathes a yearning for a sense of closeness to the Philippines.
On January 27, audiences will have the opportunity to receive a virtual guided tour from Danah and Justin, getting a live, in-depth experience of the exhibition while the artists share their process in developing this project remotely from one another.
TD Bridgemakers Project is generously supported by TD Canada Trust through the TD Ready Commitment initiative, as well as the Canada Council for the Arts through the Digital Now initiative.
About the Creative Duo
DANAH ROSALES (she/her/siya) is a Toronto based cis-queer millennial; second-generation Canadian-Filipin*; a daughter; a dawta; a sister; a sis; a mother of two little humans; a mutha of a kiki house; and an artist in which her work encompasses improvisational performance, choreography, competition, collaboration, teaching, and active community participation and organization.
Justin De Luna
Born and raised in Toronto, JUSTIN DE LUNA (he/him) is a queer dance artist currently based in tiohtià:ke, so-called Montréal. His practice as a dancer has been touched by such artists as: Dana Gingras, Ame Henderson, Jeanine Durning, Francesca Chudnoff, Adam Kinner, Sasha Kleinplatz, Simon Portigal, Alicia Grant, Amanda Acorn Jamie Ross, Eve Tagny, Diane Borsato, Jim Verburg, Alexandre Morin & Jonathan Goulet, Sebastien Provencher and Caroline Laurin-Beaucage. Prior to relocating in Montréal, Justin spent two seasons with Toronto Dance Theatre as a company dancer. His choreographic work and collaborations have been presented at the CanAsian KickStart Festival, Dance Matters, Festival Phenomena, the Love-In’s ps:we’re all here and at FLOWCHART. In February 2021, Justin had the opportunity to curate for the first time alongside Winnie Ho for Studio 303’s 5th edition of Queer Performance Camp. Winnie & Justin will be co-curators for the following edition in 2022. In the Spring of 2020, Justin was a contributor on Studio 303’s Queer Body Politic project, curated by Aaron Pollard. Graduating in 2015, Justin holds a BFA in dance from Ryerson University.