Ancestral Vision Movement (AVM) is a Filipinx American dance company that fuses dance styles from the Philippines and the West to bridge diaspora to their roots. Founded in 2019, AVM has performed from festival to community stages such as the LAX Tom Bradley International Airport, the Larry Itliong Day festival in Historic Filipinotown, Filipino AF, Club Jeté, and more. AVM hopes to encourage Filipinos globally to tap into their cultural power to share movement and dialogue with others.
Ancestral Vision Movement provides community workshops taught by facilitators both in house and out. Our workshops center on movement work and provide the space for participants to be present in their bodies, learn new styles and techniques, and heal. Some workshops we provide are:
- Hip Hop
- Conditioning/Strength training
- Filipino Martial Arts
Social, Emotional, Artistic, Professional Development
Ancestral Vision Movement develops our community of artists, company members, and leaders by providing a monthly in-house platform for open dialogue & continued learning by exploring issues affecting the Filipinx and allied communities. Geared towards continual professional, artistic, and cultural growth, AVM has designed an awareness-oriented space for empathic practice focused on listening, sharing, & participating in practices that assist in the strengthening and building of community and collective resistance.
Ancestral Vision Movement performs original pieces that fuse traditional Philippine dances and hip hop/contemporary dance styles from the West. They have performed at events like Filipino AF and Tuesday Night Cafe, local festivals like the Larry Itliong Day Festival and the Long Beach Filipino Festival, and at premiere shows like Grand Performances at the LAX International Airport.