Our PaaMano Performing Arts Company is a fusion of different styles of dance, martial arts, music, acrobatics and storytelling. PM Performing Arts was created to honor the artists, heroes, legends, historical figures and natural treasures of the Philippines as well as to celebrate the Filipino influences on cultures and artistic styles worldwide.
We have a multi-talented group of performers committed to sharing their love and pride of Filipino culture. The individual members of our performing arts company bring a variety of artistic training and background to our shows. We try to incorporate their artistic diversity into our choreography, music and stories. Sharing the martial as well as artistic sides of Eskrima is an integral aspect of our choreography.
We encourage our younger members to incorporate the styles of music, dance and movement that most interest them into our creative process. We strive to include their ideas and choreography into our showpieces. They are the ones that will pass down cultural pride and the ancestral stories to future generations.
Senior members are responsible for incorporating the history, cultural stories, martial arts and biodiversity of the Philippines into our performances. They are tasked with finding stories that inspire or educate audiences. We are grateful to the parents and family of our performing arts company for they are the cornerstones of our organization. Without their belief and support in our mission this would not be possible.
We created our performing arts program to foster creative expression, cultural history, stage presence and confidence in our members.
Our PME and Performing Arts Company has had the honor of sharing the Filipino Martial Arts as well as Filipino national heroes, natural treasures and culture all over California. We have been performing and sharing the Filipino Martial Arts for more that 25 years.
10 years ago we added our Performing Arts Company to help tell the stories of the heroes and legends of the Philippines. We incorporate multiple styles of dance, live music and storytelling in our performances.
We have recently expanded our company to include younger members and now have special pieces and performance opportunities for kids 6 and older.
PME Performing Arts is also important in helping us remember and honor not only the brave Filipino warrior ancestors but also the brave Filipino artist ancestors. Without both the warriors and the artists the Filipino Martial Arts would have been erased.
The Filipino Martial Arts has a unique history. During the Spanish occupation, practicing the Filipino Martial Arts was outlawed. Master had to train in secret. For 300 years they practiced and taught under the penalty of death. Some ingenious masters worked with the arts to hide many foundational movements in dance. Thanks to the warriors and the artists Eskrima was saved for us to practice today.
We honor their legacy and sacrifice by continuing to share the arts with as many people as possible.
PaaMano Eskrima sharing the history of the Filipino Martial Arts and honoring the heroes and natural beauty of the Philippines at the FPac 2017 at Echo Park, CA.
Our amazing PaaMano Eskrima & Performing Arts group sharing the Filipino Martial Arts and culture at Nonosina Polynesia Summerland 2017! Thank you to the Nonosina Family for the opportunity to share our art and thank you to our eskrimadors & eskrimadoras for representing!
Grateful to have honored Jose Rizal, The Philippines Eagle and the Igorot troop of the 2nd Battalion, 11th infantry, WWII.
"Many desperate acts of courage and heroism have fallen under my observation on many fields of battle in many parts of the world. I have seen forlorn hopes become realities. I have seen last-ditch stands and innumerable acts of personal heroism that defy description. but for sheer breathtaking and heart stopping desperation, I have never known the equal of those Igorots riding the tanks. Gentlemen, when you tell the story stand in tribute to those gallant Igorots." _Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
The Haring Ibon is PME's mascot/amakua. The Philippines Eagle or Haring Ibon is a critically endangered species. They are the longest eagle and one of the largest varieties in the world. It is the only eagle with blue eyes and blue beak. Scientists estimate that there are about 80-100 birds remaining in the wild. PaaMano Eskrima and Performing Arts is committed to raising awareness in hope of inspiring action. Together we can save this majestic bird...The King of Birds...The Haring Ibon
Roland is an avid musician and performer. He offers his harp services for fundraising events, shows, weddings, baptisms, graduations, funerals and private events.
Roland offers his services in music composition and musical arrangements. He arranges harp pieces for professional harpists and has composed original pieces used in videos, DVD's and independent films.
Giving back is the cornerstone of Sound of Zero and of Roland's musical inspiration. He plays free harp concerts for the public at local parks. He also donates his time and talent to nursing homes, children's hospitals, and charities.