Potri Ranka Manis is the daughter of a sultan from the southern Philippines. She performs the classical and tribal dances of Mindanao and other Filipino dances solo and with Kinding Sindaw, the dance company she founded and directs. She has performed throughout the Philippines, the Middle East, Hong Kong and the U.S. and is also an award-winning poet and playwright. Locally, she has performed at NYU, Columbia and Lincoln Center's Asian/Pacific American Heritage Festival, at the Philippine Embassy, the Mayor's Office at City Hall and at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. Ms. Manis is available for teaching, lecture/demonstrations and performances through Lotus Music & Dance.
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