Day 1 (Live)Thursday 4 August 2022, 14:30 - 15:05
Kathabi is a dance theatre piece that tells a story of the origin of weaving of the Itneg Tribe. Katha means to create and Habi means to weave.
The Itnegs are situated at Abra, the Northern mountainous part of Philippines. They are non-Christians and believe in the spirit world. The relation between the spirit and tribes informs their way of life. This connection is narrated in this ballet performance represented by 5 main characters: Sinulid (The Divine), Ama (The Father), Ina (The Mother), Dolimaman (The Daughter) and Wagadan (The Warrior).
Sabril started dancing at the age of 8 with Hip Hop. Over the years, he took on various genres such as Modern Jazz, Classical Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Latin American Ballroom. He took part professionally in Modern Dance and Latin Competitions both locally and overseas, under Jitterbugs Swingapore and The Dancesport Academy. He furthered his studies in the Diploma in Dance programme at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). He was also a scholar with Frontier Danceland and Singapore Dance Theatre. After being conferred with NAFA's Best Graduate Award, Sabril became a freelance artist working with choreographers and companies such as Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre, NAFA, and teaching at Lighthouse Dance, BalletBody, Jitterbugs Swingapore and Slap Studio. Sabril received a Full Tuition Scholarship at Boston Conservatory and will pursue his dance studies in the BFA in Contemporary Performance programme in September 2022.