In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
MISSION: To build cross cultural unity & personal empowerment through the performance arts.
International Performance Artist, Humanitarian & Entrepreneur, Kilusan Bautista is an emerging voice for Diasporic communities raised within the Hip Hop Generation. Kilusan means movement in the Philippines and he was given this name in 1999 as a reminder to live as a conscious and caring global citizen. Originally from San Francisco, CA, and currently based in New York City, Kilusan combines the performance elements of theater, spoken word poetry, martial arts and interpretive movement.
Kilusan was recognized at the Philippine Consulate General of NY as the 2012 "Outstanding Artist" by the Filipino American National Historical Society of Metro NY. He has appeared on Showtime as the opening act for Top Rank Boxing Light Weight Champion Nonito Donaire (2008). Kilusan was published in the Philippine News after winning the Grand prize for a State-wide letter writing contest sponsored by the California Council for the Humanities (2005). He was awarded the Congressional Community Service Award -Kabataan Komemorative- in 2006 by CA Senator Tom Lantos. Kilusan Bautista's new work, Universal Self (formerly known as Universal Filipino), has toured throughout the United States of North America and Bangalore, India with the purpose of building cross cultural unity and empowerment through the performance arts.
Your Creative Influences
Joe Bataan. Bruce Lee. Hip Hop Culture. Denzel Washington. Freddy Aguilar.