The Anino Shadowplay Collective, formed in 1996, is a group of multimedia artists committed to popularizing the art of shadowplay. Its members come from diverse backgrounds; educators, cultural workers, visual artists, musicians, and theatre practitioners are amongst its core members. It undertakes live performances, exhibitions, video, animation, and workshops often in collaboration with educational and art institutions and occasionally with commercial establishments.
The heart of ANINO’s narratives lies in Philippine traditional art and literature, political history and contemporary culture. Its aesthetic, like Philippine culture itself, borrows from a wide canvas, taking influence from Filipiniana to universal pop imagery and “international” experimental art. Questions of Filipino identity are dealt with through projected images and hybrid theatrical styles.
To date, it has participated in five international art and puppetry festivals (Greece, 2001; Scotland, 2007; Vietnam, 2008; Indonesia 2013, 2014 and 2016; and Cambodia 2015).
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