Tuesday, June 21

The Winners’ Circle
8:00PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Dance.MNL kicks off its week of performances with a gala celebrating the numerous Filipino dance artists who have made their marks on the local and global stage. The featured artists include: Jared Tan (Atlanta Ballet), Christine Rocas (Joffrey Ballet), Candice Adea (Ballet MET), and the winners of local and international dance competitions.

 

Wednesday, June 22

PBT@30 (An Invitational Open Rehearsal)
Philippine Ballet Theatre
6:00PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

An intimate look into Philippine Ballet Theatre on the dawn of the company’s 30th anniversary.

A Wanderer in the Night of the World
UP Dance Company
8:00PM
Aliw Theater Stage

A Wanderer in the Night of the World is a dance narrative inspired by five poems of the National Artist for Literature – Nestor Vicente Madali (NVM) Gonzales choreographed by Al Bernard Garcia, Michael Barry Que, Sarah Maria Samaniego, and Gebbvelle Ray Selga.

 

Thursday, June 23

Host
Eisa Jocson
6:00PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

HOST is a one-woman-entertainment-service-machine.
Eisa Jocson’s acclaimed piece invites us to experience and reflect on feminine image formation by displaying forms of entertainment strategies associated with femininity and by exhibiting labor and body politics.

Master Pieces
Ballet Philippines
8:00PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Ballet Philippines brings its highly celebrated touring repertoire back to its home stage. “Master Pieces” has been performed in the United States of America, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, China, and most recently, Korea and Indonesia. “Master Pieces” features works by George Birkadze, William Carter, Augustus ‘Bam’ Damian III, Tony Fabella, Alden Lugnasin, Paul Alexander Morales, Carlo Pacis, and BP Founder & National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes.

 

Friday, June 24

Body of Work
Airdance
6:00PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Body of Work is a mixed bill featuring the wide scope of Airdance’s choreographic pool. The program features works by Ava Maureen Villanueva-Ong, Mia Cabalfin, Jed Amihan, Rhosam Prudenciado Jr., Avel Bautista, Nicole Primero, and Ernest Mandap.

Unearthing
Daloy Dance Company
9:00PM
Bulwagang Francisca Reyes Aquino (CCP Rehearsal Hall)

Unearthing explores how the carnal and spiritual are linked and entangled. The bodies act on impulse, unearthing body conditioning and defences, and exploring what it truly means for the performer’s body to be receptive and responsive. Movement is used as a form of attunement and way to be sensitive to a deeper inward contact. Unearthing experiments on acts of migration from the physical to more vulnerable states of being.
Unearthing by Ea Torrado and Daloy Dance Company was premiered at the 2015 Karnabal Festival: Social and Performance Innovations. Wanggo Gallaga of the Manila Bulletin writes that the piece showcases a direction for Daloy that moves “further away from the conventional idea of what contemporary dancing is expected to be. Unafraid to explore awkward shapes or deal with simplistic narratives, the Daloy Dance Company presses forward in their offering of a very different kind of contemporary dance show for the Filipino audience.
Unearthing is set to be presented in Japan this coming July for Setouchi Trienalle and Asian Performing Arts Market 2016.

 

Saturday, June 25

Giselle
Ballet Manila
2:00PM (Ballet Manila cast) & 8:00PM (Tribute cast for Tita Radaic)
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

One of the most beloved ballets of all time, “Giselle” tells the story of a love so strong that it transcends even death. The artists of Ballet Manila will take the stage on the matinee, while the gala features a special tribute cast put together in honor of the Philippine dance icon and co-founder of Philippine Ballet Theatre Felicitas “Tita” Radaic, featuring the special participation of Philippine Ballet Theatre and Ballet Philippines.

Dance Diaspora
6:00PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Manila’s diverse contemporary dance companies, independent artists, and internationally based Filipino dancers come together in a program presenting a cornucopia of dance talents. The performance opens with the dance film, “Where The Light Settles”, directed by AJ Orlina.

 

Sunday, June 26

Generation Next
2:00PM
Aliw Theater

The future of Philippine dance takes center stage in this festive program. Audiences will be treated to the performances of select dance schools from around the metro, as well as the junior dancers of Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theatre, and Ballet Manila.

 

Ballet Filipino
6:00PM
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Manila’s three professional ballet companies unite in a program celebrating the best of Filipino dance and choreography.

 

DanceMNL Performance Schedule - as of Apr23 02

 

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