FLEX at Cal Poly

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Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre

1 Grand Ave

San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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Central Coast native Jay Carlon brings his work about his family's Filipino migration story to the stage in his hometown at Cal Poly.

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Cal Poly Ethnic Studies Department is bringing FLEX to Spanos Theatre on November 14 at 7:30 p.m.

FLEX—a dance theatre work in search of the Filipino American narrative—is an in-depth focus on colonization, obedience, resistance, and solidarity. The work is dedicated to director Jay Carlon’s father Honorio Carlon, part of the first large wave of Filipinos to migrate to the U.S. and the Central Coast in the 1920s as agricultural migrant workers. FLEX draws from Jay’s experiences as a competitive wrestler, where the characteristics and dynamics of wrestling parallel that of his multicultural identity as the youngest of 12 in a Filipino, Catholic, working class family. The performance originally premiered February 2019 at L.A. Dance Project Studios.

Jay Carlon is a contemporary choreographer, born and raised in Santa Maria, CA, and currently living and working in Los Angeles. In 2016, he started CARLON, a multidisciplinary dance company that creates evocative site-responsive theatre (www.jaycarlon.com).

FLEX is free and open to the public.

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Alex and Faye Spanos Theatre

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San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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