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Promoting Resilience through Puppetry: The Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine) Experience

THIS TALK IS PART OF Puppet Power 2018: Story | A Conference on Applied Puppetry

June 1-3, 2018 (Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday)
Venue partner: University of Calgary's School of Creative and Performing Arts (2500 University Dr NW)

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Information about the conference at https://wppuppet.com/puppet-power-2018/

Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete will talk about her experience working with Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas (MULAT) after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the Visayan region of her country in 2013. MULAT conducted workshops for daycare workers to build their capacity to work with children in a post-disaster context through puppetry and emphasized that puppetry can serve as a communication tool for rebuilding and recovery. Training the daycare workers in puppetry gave them an alternative medium for creative expression as well as a tool for teaching children. Puppetry could also be used as a psychosocial tool or therapy by daycare workers to relieve children from stress and trauma brought about by tensions, disaster, catastrophe or violence.


About Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete

At a tender age, Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete was thrust into the world of theatre and she continues to promote the importance of creative expression and learning through theatre and puppetry to this day. Amihan was Chairperson of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts and Managing Director of Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas.

She is also the company manager and senior puppeteer of Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas, artistic consultant of the Usbong Papet Baclayon in Bohol, and the Philippine representative to Union Internationale dela Marionnette (an international organization for puppet artists). She has been the recipient of prestigious awards namely the UPAA Distinguished Alumna in Culture and the Arts (2014), Natatanging Guro Gawad Chanselor (2014), UP Arts Productivity Award (2013), and The Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) Award for Theatre Arts (2013). A proud UP Diliman alumna, she has bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in Psychology and a master’s degree in Theatre Arts. She is an Associate Professor who handles undergraduate and graduate speech communication and theatre classes and is currently the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters.






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