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Directed by Patrick Cruz

Cast: Alexis Pineda, Alfred Remulla, Amianan Daus-Magbual, Jolo Cabrera, Mahalaya Tintiangco-Cubales, Marina Cotton, Melissa Batesting, Nikiya Peoples, Sophia Valen, TJ Andaya

“Art of Work” is a compelling exploration of self-discovery, cultural identity, and healing through Hip Hop dance and film. Renowned choreographer Patrick Cruz partnered with Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales to create a transformative mentorship process that delves into the intersections of dance, Hip Hop, Ethnic Studies, Filipina/x/o identities, colonial trauma, somatic healing, and the profound impact of work and labor. This project transcends the boundaries of traditional dance films by turning choreographers and dancers into historians and storytellers.

Content Advisory: Emotional pain, Grief

Writer: Patrick Cruz
Producer: Patrick Cruz, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Arlene Daus-Magbual, Roderick Daus-Magbual
Executive Producer: Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales
Director of Photography: Nathan Le, John Kim
Editor: Nathan Le
Production Designer: Patrick Cruz, Nathan Le, Marina Cotton
Composer: Eduardo Taylor, Rene Garcia
Sound Designer: Eduardo Taylor, Rene Garcia
Music: “Young Gifted and Brown” by Joe Bataan, “Inside Out” by Klassy, “Prey’er” by Bambu, “Brown Babies” by Rocky Rivera, “Someday” by Ruby Ibarra, “YGB” by Rocky G, Beatrock Music

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