“RYAN IS A CANADIAN BORN, AND SCARBOROUGH RAISED, FILIPINO. HIS PASSION FOR ART, DANCE AND STORYTELLING STARTED AT HIS PERFORMANCE DEBUT IN MISS SAIGON AT THE PRINCESS OF WALES THEATRE.”
In 2010, Ryan met BUCC N FLVR at the FLAVORSHOP and started training under their mentorship. Utilizing art to foster critical social consciousness enabled Ryan to move toward more collective actions with the intent to nurture artistic development. Since then, Ryan shared the opportunity to represent his home town on Much Music, CBC, and across the Atlantic Ocean. He is an aspiring documentary film maker who believes community art practice such as Krump and Hip Hop dance, obtain the ability to challenge social dogma, stimulate conversation between conflict and further cognitive and physical growth.
“I hope, and aim to collaborate with artists who use community arts to tap our collective imaginations about other ways of being and who can animate the process of unveiling and transforming power relations.”
Since 2010, Ryan has been more than a dancer on Bucc N Flvr. I can’t put it into better words than what is written above, but I hope you can gain a glimpse of how inspiring Ryan is as an Artist to take what we do as Bucc N Flvr into the community and really challenge, stimulate and further the mindset of our students.
In the fall of 2016 I approached Ryan and shared with him my ideas, which has today become known as “Home”. “Home” didn’t have a name, no Artists/Professionals and I had no idea how I was going to make this film. Ryan really helped me put my ideas into action and stepped forward to help capture the film and make it possible as my Videographer.
Working with Ryan has been such a great experience for myself as Director. As an Artist he is continually learning and shadowing Lenny Len, creating projects for Bucc N Flvr such as #ALBUMDONE featuring Sandra Perez of “Home” and graciously taking the time to teach me as much as he can about Lighting, Cameras/Lens, Editing and Story Boarding.
There’s nothing more I could ask for in a Videographer and colleague; working with Ryan I have witnessed him create new ways to use community art practice such as Krump and Hip Hop dance, consistently push his boundaries and discover something new about Videography and applying it.
Working with Ryan has been very seamless as we both have similar styles and we communicate very well when we work together. I find that dancing and working together in the past through Bucc N Flvr really made making this film smoother. I really feel that working with Ryan, I can express my artistic approaches openly as well as articulate my ideas and he helps me materialize them.
I’m really looking forward to my next step’s as I will be working with Ryan as we upload the rest of our footage to our editing program. We will also begin editing the footage this weekend and working on each Artist/Professional one at a time before we bring all components together. This portion of the project can be briefly described as “Editing Footage” & “Booking Screening Space”. It’s the part of the project that takes it from being my piece of work to being made available to the world. With the support of Ryan, I have everything I need to move forward and bring this project to completion.
I can’t wait to add the music, the audio and go through the interview! This is really happening and its made possible through all my talented and gracious Artists/Professionals and my amazing Videographer. Next week begins the countdown til the officially screening of “Home” at Don Montgomery Community Centre!
2017-05-08T01:23:36+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Home Phase 3