Skip to main content

Neofilipino 2016 "Takes Off" this October at CCP.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/neofilipinodance
Tickets is at Php500. For inquiries and updates, call 832.3704/891.9999 or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph  or check and like https://www.facebook.com/neofilipinodance .

Comments

Thanks for sharing. In the Philippines at the moment and will definitively try to make it. Cheers!
Evo Contrivida said…
Thanks for reading, keep fingers cross hope u make it to watch.

Popular posts from this blog

More horror in Sindak 1941. Theater Review.

Philippine Stagers Foundation, Inc is identified in producing grand spectacle theater play that is base on history that shapes our nation, mostly watch by different schools, State Colleges and Universities throughout the Philippines, their latest production, Sindak 1941 is an added laurel to their growing list of hits. In Sindak 1941, is the newly enhance and complete story of their previous play entitled “Filipinas 1941”, a story of two brothers trying to earn a living in a time there is no God, a time the Japanese occupy The Philippines with no mercy. Sindak or scary stand to its title, it did show a lot of scary and miserable things experience by Filipino in the arms of the Japanese military, the unforgettable Bataan Death March, the comfort women issues and mass killing, and the so-called hero of World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The play is so brave in pointing out some wrong notion, in correcting some historical facts that its writer and director, Vince Tanada is standing o…

The fun love in Momol Nights. Movie Review

Romantic Movie in Filipino setting takes another leap in Momol Nights, an iWant movie original streaming free online. The movie stars promising actress Kim Molina and Kit Thompson under the direction of Benedict Mique, Jr.
Having Molina in the cast you can expect a great comedy acting, from stage to TV series to Movies, Molina proves she can handle well in delivering all needed for a character that need to be seen and felt by the audience. And that’s the very reason I watch Momol nights, because that’s how I adore this promising actress that I’ve seen first in a theater production of “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading lady.”
In Momol Nights which is acronym for Make out, Make Out Lang style of dating that usually involve lust or sex and nothing else, the movie is centered on Molina’s to die for searching for a man of her dreams, and achieving that is taking an option of One Night Stand only to give in her desire of finding Mr. Right. However, it was the other way around as she expects m…

Sindak 1941, the 18th Season Offering of Philippine Stagers Foundation.

On the celebration of its 18th year as a theater company, Philippine Stagers Foundation rewrite and reproduce their old piece “Filipinas 1941” into a whole new musical combining efforts from other theater luminaries and experts, making it the only theater musical experience about the Japanese occupation in the Philippines.

Sindak 1941 written and directed by Vince Tanada is a story of two brothers Felipe and Nestor who stand still in the darkest era of invasion, war, and injustices, all fighting to survive through hope and love, for the country and for oneself. “I have decided to come up with a very educational, highly academic stage musical but at the same time all of this can be told thru songs and dances, which will be quite entertaining for the young people,” Tanada said The making of Sindak as per Tanada is an answer to Department of Education, who give him unsolicited advice regarding the lack of history education to the young generations, and doing something about the Japanese…