ENGAGE... With the imagination ...With the impossible ...With that which is slipping away.
The last WiFi Body Independent Contemporary Festival shows the best of Philippine contemporary dance from July 18 to 20, 2014, at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Pasay City.
The 7th and final WiFi Body Festival will be held this year at Tanghalang Huseng Batute at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from July 18 to 20, 2014. The festival began as an attempt to corral the energies and ideas of a burgeoning contemporary dance scene that flourished in alternative and even unexpected spaces, bringing all these together back to the Cultural Center of the Philippines, taking independent contemporary dance out of its niche to present it to a bigger audience of art. After 6 festivals of dance that disturbed the mainstream, and questioned the status quo, Philippine contemporary dance is no longer the odd man out, now having its own familiar identity. And so it is timely that this year's WiFi Body Festival, the final WiFi Body Festival, takes a look back at all it has done, and what it has become.
Airdance celebrates International Dance Day with the Contemporary Dance Network Manila (CDNM) and BGC Impromptu with RE: Rosas ng Maynila @ BGC this Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00pm at the Bonifacio High Street (near the Specific Gravity sculpture, in front of Italiani's, La Senza and Aldo) as part of CDNM's Contemporary Dance Map series.
RE: Rosas ng Maynila @ BGC is a remix of the Contemporary Dance masterpiece Rosas danst Rosas by Belgian choregrapher Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker plus performances by Myra Beltran's Dance Forum, Airdance, UP Dance Co., LPU Dance Troupe, and Friends. FREE ADMISSION!
The UNESCO's International Theatre Institute declared April 29 is International Dance Day in 1982. Read an inspirational message internationally reknowned choreographer of Company Kafig of Lyon, France, and director of Centre chorégraphique de Créteil et du Val de Marne, Mourad Merzouki here: http://www.international-dance-day.org/en/message.html (available also in Filipino: http://www.international-dance-day.org/en/picts/IDD_Merzouki_2014_philippines.pdf)
Brought to you by Myra Beltran Dance Forum, Bonifacio High Street and Bonifacio Global City
International Dance Day Message 2014 by Mourad Merzouki
For its 4th Body Politics season, Airdance presents REVISITED - an intimate Contemporary Dance performance on March 28 and 29, 2014, 8:00pm at Airdance, Unit 303 Frisco Place, 158 Roosevelt Ave. cor. Del Monte Ave., San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City. This season, Airdance revisits and relives the captivating creations from our rising choreographers.
Featuring works from Airdance's Junior Choreographers: Nicole Primero (Most Promising Choreographer at the WiFi Body Contemporary Dance Festival 2010), Chantal Primero, Dina Magat, Kristel de Catalina (1st Runner-up at the Vie and Vault Asian Pole Championship 2013) and Carlos Deriada, Jr. All the works have been originally premiered at the U.P. College of Music Abelardo Hall and the Cultural Center of the Philippines but with a different body. This season, the chorographers are challenged to transpose their creations to another body with a different approach.
Airdance once again performs during the Pasinaya, CCP's Open-house festival, on March 16, 2014. Catch us at 12:20pm at the Bulwagang Francisca Reyes-Aquino (Rehearsal Hall) as Airdance perform's Jed Amihan's "Via-Mien". Admission is Pay-What-You-Can with a suggested donation of P50.
The “largest multi-arts festival in the country” with this year’s theme, Pasinaya Goes the Extra Mile. More than 150 shows in music, theater, dance, visual arts, film, and literature to choose from. 3000 artists participating and with an expected viewership of over 50,000 - the Pasinaya transforms Manila and the art and culture mile between the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex and Intramuros into the most creative place on Earth. For more information and complete schedule of performances, visit http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/single-tickets/view-event/?id=86136209
Come and watch Airdance company members Rhosam Villareal Prudenciado Jr., Mia Cabalfin, Jed Amihan and Chantal L. Primero during the Philippine leg of the MAU J-Asean Dance Collaboration on Sat Nov16 7pm and Sun Nov17 3pm at the CCP Little Theater. Also featuring performances by cultural groups from Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore
MAU (meaning ‘to dance’ in Japanese) celebrates the 40th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation as it showcases the rich tapestry of Asian dance tradition
MAU weaves a dance fabric with the vibrant colors of Kelantanese dance from Malaysia, stylized Mindanao dance from Philippines, Balinese traditional dance from Indonesia, Japanese kabuki dance, and the Chinese liyuan opera from Singapore. Choreographed and directed by Fujima Kanjuro VIII, the Grandmaster of the 300 year old Fujima School of Kabuki, the dance collaboration is laced with Kabuki leitmotifs to create a multi-layered dance adventure full of elegance and wit.