NEOFILIPINO ready to "Take Off" this October 8 and 9


Denisa Reyes’s NEOFILIPINO once again bolts to the stage with new works from some of the most persistent voices in Philippine contemporary dance. Beginning in New York in 1987, NEOFILIPINO is a platform for Filipino choreographers to make dance the central force, the impetus, and the muscle in collaborating with the other art forms: music, visual arts, literature, theatre, literature and film.

Dance artists aired experimental and provocative works that spoke of inquiries about Philippine contemporary life through dance. This year's "TAKE OFF" premiers four original pieces 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.

Kris Paclibar and Ronelson Yadao
Stemming from the conflicted climate the nation is presently undergoing, these dance works aim to reveal, investigate, and challenge current notions of the Philippine identity in—bold insights and fresh facets of the new Filipino. Directed by NEOFILIPINO creator Denisa Reyes, the dance concert is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation of the College of St. Benilde.

Raul Alcoseba
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. Tickets at Php500. For inquiries and updates, call 832.3704/891.9999 or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph / facebook.com/neofilipinodance/ When words fail to express our collective truth, can dance tell us who we are? #neofilipino2016

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