“Bootlegs” is produced for the video installation “we are not permanent but we are not temporary” a series of four videos exploring Sukkot’s core themes: impermanence of life, searching and wandering for a place to call home, and the welcoming of strangers.
Featuring Sean San José and dancers Jen.Ay Anolin, June Arellano, Assad Invent Conley, Loan Hoang, Susie Lundy and Patricia Ong.
I believe we are all still looking for our place.. no matter how long we have been here, temporary and permanent.
What the JCC and Dan Wolf are allowing us all to do is — see a wider picture of this search for a sense of home.
The sentence “we are not permanent, we are not temporary” gave me visions, memories- of my own family, this city, our country, the countries and places we have left behind and carried with us.
The pictures we hoped to show is rooted in how rooted this country is in the immigrant experiences- the country is made up of immigrants- and yet: temporary/permanent. By showing three “sides”, three generations of immigrants, maybe that can help us see or feel the permanent temporary ocean in which many of us swim. A world made up of travelers, journeys, family, community and neighborhood.
This project not only allowed the Filipino and greater API experience into the Jewish traditions, it can allow us all to share and see these — and the other pieces- together.. like the communities and neighborhoods we seek to show. (Sean San José)
Written and performed by Sean San José
imagined for Rosario Verches
Directed by Dan Wolf
with Sean San José
Featuring and Choreographed by:
Assad Invent Conley
Shot by Jon Burton and Dalton Patterson
Edited by Jon Burton, Dan Wolf and Sean San José
Music courtesy of
Philippine Music, traditional Instruments - tboli tribe (Lemuhen)
Utom Ye Dadang, Utom Fun El and Utom K’lelet from Mendung Sabal by Tudbulul Lunay Mogul (Label: TAO MUSIC © 2008)
Produced by Dan Wolf in association with 3200 Stories for the JCCSF