Saturday, June 27, 2015

An Incandescent Summer - a performance fundraiser

CONTACT: Kilusan Productions at | 415.496.9413

San Francisco, CA -­ On Friday, July 17th, 2015 from 8pm-11pm, Kilusan Bautista will share a special performance fundraiser of UNiVERSALself at the epicenter of Filipino American performing arts, Bindlestiff Studio, 185 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103. Hosted by Caken is Randy of Bay Area Barbers Brotherhood, with special performances by Golda Supernova-The Rebel Maria, Lorenz Mazon Dumuk, Tony SantaAna and more tba….

Caught in the melting pot of 1980’s/90’s San Francisco, UNiVERSALself delivers prayers to father's addicted to crack cocaine, while street kids are adopted by Hip Hop break beats in the twilight zone of broken immigrant dreams governed by juvenile delinquency and where masculinity is expressed in the depths of Malcolm X's voice, cloaked in Peter Pan tights that find discipline in the ancient Martial Arts. During his youth, Kilusan is haunted by a ‘spirit of hate’ that seeks to destroy his self-esteem by influencing him into a helpless, violent and psychologically troubled state of existence. Guardian angels also exist, both real & spiritual, to guide Kilusan in defining his true self worth and cultural identity. It is now up to Kilusan to make the right choices as a youth in urban, working class America. Shall he fall victim to the statistics of growing up in a “high risk” environment, polluted with drugs, violence and crime? Or shall Kilusan find his destiny and live a life that possesses knowledge of self?

This show features over 15 different characters all acted out by Kilusan Bautista, a Brooklyn-based performing artist who weaves together theater, spoken word poetry, Hip Hop, dance, martial arts, music and animation/multimedia. Artistic Direction/Choreography by Lia McPherson; Multimedia Design by Tony Santa Ana; Music Production by Chuck Mays; Animation Design by Ace & Sons Moving Pictures LLC.

All proceeds raised from this event will benefit Kilusan Bautista’s tuition for his Masters in Fine Arts Degree at Brooklyn College, 2015-2017, Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA). Admission: $20. UNiVERSALself t-shirts will also be on sale for $20.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

US.ep Assembly - The Spirit of Grit

Together we can realize the dream! Thank you to @k_lane_yabc for another successful #UNiVERSALself educational program assembly! Thank you to @dulcineadetwah for rocking the Mic and inspiring the next generation! Shout out to the spirit of grit that exists in East New York! #ArtsEducation #Education #YABC #DulcineaDetwah #HipHopEducation #HipHop #Youth #YoungAdults

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Justice for #EricGarner & #MikeBrown

We must always fight for freedom & justice for ALL!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

US.ep in East New York, Brooklyn

Extremely grateful that the #UNiVERSALself educational program was a success in yet another part of #Brooklyn....East New York! We concluded this semester's series of arts education workshops with a school wide assembly where we danced, sang, read original poems and shared visual art/graffiti work! In a world with so much negativity going around it was sincerely a breath of fresh air. One special moment in particular that stands out is when one of the students, Aaron, felt empowered to sing a John Legend song in dedication to #MikeBrown. The whole class stood up with #BlackLivesMatter and #RIPMikeBrown signs to stand in solidarity. We ended the assembly with an open mic/community town hall where folks were given the opportunity to discuss police brutality, racial profiling and basically providing a safe space for the school to breath!

Check out this dope work created by Emilee aka M.O. from this semester's #UNiVERSALself educational program! Give thanks!

#BlackLivesMatter #BrownLivesMatter #RIPMikeBrown #RIPSeanBell -#UNiVERSALself educational program in East New York, #Brooklyn holding it down!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Boricua College, Brooklyn

Congratulations to Ms. Jenny Mateo, the new student body president of Boricua College in Brooklyn, NY.  I had a blast performing at the Halloween Party and meeting the entire community!