Daloy Dance Company started with artistic director, Ea Torrado’s vision of generating daring and evocative dance theatre pieces with an ever-evolving group of dancers, actors and artists from diverse backgrounds.
Nominated by Aliw Awards as Best Dance Company of 2017, and cited as one of the Philippines’ TOP CREATIVES in 2016 by Preview Magazine, Daloy Dance Company interweaves dance, theatre and improvisation to create inventive and thought-provoking works. Daloy is committed to the appreciation and critical understanding of dance by realizing the creation of new choreographies by Ea Torrado and her collaborators and guest artists.
“Breathtaking, provocative and daring,” – Wanggo Gallaga, Manila Bulletin
“Daloy Dance Company collectively displayed the natural ability to present movements that are raw, relatable and cathartic” — Regina S. Bautista, Runthru Magazine
“Watch Daloy Dance Company closely. They will be huge.” – Carlos Celdran, Viva Manila
Since its establishment in 2014, Daloy has made waves in the Manila art scene with polymorphic productions that play with the boundaries of contemporary dance (Pieces of Me, Banyuhay, The Sky Changed, Inter/Act); while other critically acclaimed works (Dysmorphilia, Canton, and Himalaya) invited audiences to both question and celebrate societal culture. With its strong collaborative thrust, the company has worked with notable visual artists in various museums and galleries in the Philippines.
Daloy has enjoyed diverse audiences and performed in a range of dance and art festivals locally and abroad. We have worked with international guest teachers from Sweden, Singapore, USA, Australia, Canada to facilitate dance workshops for our dancers and students. Internationally we have performed at Low Fat Art Fest in Thailand, Goyang International Dance Festival in Korea, Lively Arts Performing Arts College in Pennsylvania & Cape Fear Community College for the Performing Arts in North Carolina, USA and Asia Performing Arts Market and Setouchi Trienalle in Japan. Our local presenters include KARNABAL Festival, Imaginarium Multi-Arts Festival of the Absurd, FRINGE Manila Arts Festival, Malasimbo Lights and Dance Festival, Pasinaya Arts Festival, Dance MNL Festival, Aliw Theatre- International Dance Day Festival, Performatura Festival and Paghilom Festival. Daloy’s works were supported by The National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Japan Foundation Manila, Music Artes Inc., SIKAT Studio, Erehwon Arts Center, The PARC Foundation and Pineapple Lab.
“They are a company with a goal of exploring all the untapped possibilities of dance in society through theory and practice; intellectual or just through play, never restricted by conformity..” – Regina Bautista, Runthru Magazine
“Movements and phrasing are fresh and innovative, energy levels are swift and consistent, challenging the dancers’ bodies to explore its limits.” —Tats Rejante Manahan, Philippine Inquirer
Capturing the energy and philosophy of Ea Torrado’s exploration of the human body as an instrument to provoke reflection and dialogue, and the capacity of dance performance to ignite creativity, connection and community, Daloy has produced Walang Hiya Festival, Sayaw Galaw, Ugnayan Community Program and Tanghal at Talakay, all projects that tapped diverse Filipino communities by utilizing dance as a tool for personal and social change.
“It is a joy to watch this dance company! ” – Boysie Villavicencio, Malaya Newspaper
“Combined with their bold experimental gestures and use of cultural traditions, Daloy Dance Company is an audacious voice slowly navigating the new ground in the current Philippine dance scene.” – Rina Corpus, Curator Magazine
“The dancers’ oneness rested on their uniformly strong technique and obvious discipline. For a young company, execution and attacks were sharp and well-defined..”- Tats Manahan, Inquirer Lifestyle
“The strength of the company lies in the diversity of its members. They come from different movement practices and orientations and benefit greatly from exposure to various techniques of theater and professional experience.” – Clarissa Mijares, Runthru Magazinehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe5BHLXtZAU
“The Daloy Company embodies Gablik’s hope for art, emerging as a community of artistic collaborators, drawing from traditional and contemporary Asian/Filipino representations of selfhood, not a hegemonic one, but an identity contested and negotiated in an increasingly global world—where boundaries must be set and constantly articulated through the dynamic crucible and language of the performing arts.” – R. Angela Corpus, Curator Magazine