|Neofilipino 2016 featured Choreographers.|
NEOFILIPINO once again will bolts the stage of Cultural Center of the Philippines this October, via “TAKE OFF” that will premiere four original pieces by by Raul Alcoseba, Jose Jay Cruz, Ma. Elena Laniog, Kris-Belle Paclibar- Mamangun, and Ronelson Yadao, interpreted by the country’s leading performers; Candice and Carissa Adea, PJ Rebullida, Jed Amihan, Mia Cabalfin, and the UP Dance Company among others
Under the Direction of Denisa Reyes, the creator of Neofilipino, this productions is inspired by the conflicted climate the nation is presently undergoing, these dances aims to reveal, investigate, and challenge the current notions of the Philippine identity, thru bold insights and fresh facets of the new Filipino.
Choreographers that will showcase their masterpieces are Raul Alcoseba, the former artistic director of Chameleon Dance Theatre will stage “Kanaan” an original piece that tackles gravity of loss, the atmosphere that death leaves in its wake. The Adea sisters are the stars on this take off that promises to deliver a harrowing but redemptive look into the grieving process of the Filipino.
“This Is About Us (A Persistent Structure)” is the piece by Jose Jay Cruz, the Carlos Palanca Awardee for Literature and the former Artistic Director of Transitopia Contemporary Dance Commune, one of the leading, most innovative contemporary Dance companies in the Philippines, he is also known in many dance festivals abroad.
UP Dance Company co-artistic director and resident Choreographer Ma.Elene Laniog-Alvarez is presenting her “On Cracked Ground”, her contribution to the said company is valuable in getting its distinct contemporary style. And Kris-Belle Paclibar-Mamangon, the Principal dancer of Ballet Philippines and Ronelson Yadao, BP’s Artistic Director is doing “Mirrorritis”.
Presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation of the College of St. Benilde. NEOFILIPINO: TAKE OFF will have three performances across two dates; October 8 at 3pm and 8pm and October 9 at 3pm at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Cultural Center of the Philippines.
NeoFilipino begins in New York in 1987 founded by Denisa Reyes, as a platform for Filipino choreographers to make dance the central force, the impetus, and the muscle in collaborating with the other art forms like music, visual arts, literature, theatre, and film. Dance artists participating in this Festival usually aired experimental and provocative works that spoke of inquiries about Philippine contemporary life through dance.