Sharing: the first stone exploration

MAY 11, 2021 - 7PM EST

SHARING: the first stone exploration

The First Stone is a story told through many voices, and we approach it through many avenues. Pulga Muchochoma (choreographer) and Maddie Bautista (composer/sound designer) share from their exploration of the story in movement and song.


pulga muchochoma


Pulga Muchochoma was born in Mozambique where his dance career and training began with Montes Namuli Dance Company. In 2006 he came to Toronto with the company for the International AIDS Conference. He later stayed in Toronto to study at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre.

In 2009 he joined the company( TDT) under Artist Director Christopher House. This year marked his 11th and final season with the company.

While his time with TDT he had the pleasure of working and collaborating with a lot of well known local and international choreographers.

He is a co-founder of 3+ Collective and he’s also the creator and founder of Pulga Dance which focuses on self solo creations and traditional African dances since 2015.

maddie bautista

composer / sound designer

Maddie Bautista is a Bi, Saudi Arabia-born Filipinx artist based in Toronto.

As a sound designer, Maddie has been nominated for both a Dora Award for her music in Eraser at RISER 2019 and nominated for the 2020 Pauline McGibbon Award. Her sound design and compositions have been featured in theatres across the country, including Luminato, Theatre Passe Muraille, Aluna Theatre, b current, rEvolver Festival in Vancouver, High Performance Rodeo in Calgary, and more.

Award-winning performance and original work has included the Nightswimming’s 5x25 2017 Commission and NOW Magazine’s Audience Choice Award 2018 for co-creating 4inXchange in her performance art duo xLq, which toured across Canada. She is the recipient of fu-GEN Theatre’s inaugural Walk the Walk Commission for emerging femme Asian-Canadian playwrights for her play Kersey Kamayan Gets Woke.

Watch some excerpts from our exchange with YOLRED