KK de La Vida
KK de La Vida is a sea dreamer & spirit mover. Born in Cebu, Philippines & migrated as an uninvited settler on Turtle Island, KK comes from a long lineage of Visayan healers, fisherfolk, traders, pirates & sailors across Pacific, Indian, Arabian & Atlantic oceans. As a member of Red Canary Song & pilipinx shifterhood collective Walang Hiya, KK currently swims between Lenape islands of NYC & Visayan islands, Philippines, shamelessly dreaming up new worlds where labor of love, care & intimacy is treasured.
KK studied anthropology at Barnard College of Columbia University, developed practice as a 2017 Public Performance Art Fellow with Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative and received a 2018 Asian Cultural Council grant in dance to immerse in Visayan festivals & participatory public art. KK’s writing is published in Cliterature, DREGINALD, Milk Journal, Snapdragon, The New Engagement & elsewhere, forthcoming. An auto-ethnographic writer, movement-based performance artist, yogi, herbalist, hitchhiker, bodyworker, erotic explorer, butoh dancer, movement researcher, embodied videographer, creative collaborator & endless learner, KK’s work roots moving bodies in shifting techno-ecologies.
Alongside embodied cultural arts research, KK integrates sensual bodywork, plant spirit medicine & ritual arts as part of their creative healing arts practices (dreampr00fx), drawing from indigenous knowledges of pilipinx syncretism. Trained in philippine hilot, hatha yoga & ayurvedic sciences, KK is forever grateful for all their teachers, the teachers before them, the teachers still to come & the teacher within.
Upcoming Classes & Events
Past Classes & Events
Fall Festival | ComeUnion: Caring Gathering & Exchange
|December 08, 2019||
Fall Festival | Evening at Danspace
|December 06, 2019||