February 18, 19, and 20, 2005, 8:00pm
Dance Forum Space, #38 West Ave., Quezon city

Tickets at P150
(P100 for students and senior citizens)

Celebrating its 8th season of performances, Myra Beltran's Dance Forum teams up with Airdance for "Spaces of Violence" a contemporary dance concert. Show time is 8:00 pm on Feb. 18, 19 and 20, 2005, at the Dance Forum Space on 38 West Ave. in Quezon City.

In line with their commitment to advancing the art form of contemporary dance these dance artists are presenting brave new work on the theme of violence. The performances articulate the philosophy of contemporary dance as an evocative medium for the discourse of current issues.

Among the pieces to be premiered is Myra Beltran's "Grow Me Into Shards" a meditation on the paradoxes of relationships choreographed to Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso no. 1.

Airdance' resident choreographers lead by noted theater director Paul Morales present a varied mix of new work including Morales' "Liebestod" (the death of love) a theatrical piece on child abuse, Bunny Brendia's quirky take on accidents guides her work "Deadly" and Avel Bautista's "Indifference/Compassion" tackles the subtle domestic violence of the nuclear family.

Also included in the program is France based choreographer Ernest Mandap's "Rendez-vouz" recently commissioned for the Soiree Beaujolais. Collaborating artists include dancers Christine Maranan-Novales, Donna Miranda, Jethro Pioquinto, Reagan Cornelio and Gio Raspall who contributes the visual design.



Myra Beltran is an Alab ng Hiraya awardee of the NCCA (National Commission on Culture and the Arts) for her work as a choreographer/performer while Airdance was awarded "Best Contemporary Dance Theater Group" when it won 1st place at last year's National Modem Dance Competition held at Koronadal, South Cotabato.

Tickets are 150 pesos with discounted tickets at 100 pesos for students. For ticket reservations please contact Airdance at 373-3567

This show was restaged for the 25th Pundakit Arts Festival in Zambales (April 15-16, 2005) and for the Wednesday Nights@Ayala Museum on July 27, 2005.