R. Patrick Alcedo
R. Patrick Alcedo is a dance ethnographer and a specialist on Philippine traditional dances. His work focuses on performance of gender, folklorization of religion, and world dance in the diaspora. Under the auspices of the Asian Cultural Council, he received his PhD in Dance History and Theory from the University of California, Riverside, where he also did his postdoctoral fellowship with the Southeast Asian, Text, Ritual, and Performance (SEATRiP). In 2007, he took residence at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. as a Rockefeller Humanities Fellow in Theorizing Cultural Heritage. Born and raised in Aklan, Philippines, his research on the socio-economic conditions of aspiring boxers in that province resulted in Boxing To Be The Next Pacquiao, a video project he produced with The New York Times.
Keywords: Performance of gender; folklorization of religion; world dance in the diaspora; Philippine traditional dances; Filipino Diaspora; Philippines