INDEPENDENT CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL 5
JUNE 25 - JULY 4, 2010
CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES
GREENBELT 5, AYALA MALLS
DANCE FORUM SPACE
The WiFi Body Independent Contemporary Dance Festival is a gathering of contemporary dance artists, a showcase for new and innovative contemporary dance works and a magnet for collaborations with artists of other disciplines with contemporary dance. A project of the Contemporary Dance Network Philippines in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, this festival has grown since its inception in 2006, to involve two hundred thirty-two (232) dance artists in twenty (20) dance organizations, with an average of fifty (50) choreographers with 52 contemporary dance piece premieres a year. WiFi Body Festival is, indeed, the pre-eminent contemporary dance event in the Philippines today.
Dynamic, innovative but pushing together for a common love for dance, this is the body of
contemporary dance in the Philippines.
WiFi Body 5 explores the theme "Body and Memory." Is not memory triggered by some imprint on the body, some lodged experience in the body, springing forth as memory?
It is when the body remembers, that one proceeds to create. And when the body remembers, there is Dance.
EXPERIMENT. REMEMBER. CREATE.
Join us for WiFi Body 5!
To view the entries to the 2nd Uncencored Bodies Dance Video Competition, click here.
The Contemporary Dance Network Philippines invite you to come and join us in the 2010 Contemporary Dance Map celebrations of the International Dance Day.
Opening with Moving Dance @ The LRT Dance Express on April 29, 1pm and 5pm at the LRT Line 2 Purple Line with performances at Legarda, Katipunan,Cubao stations and in the train while it is on transit. Our concept is to blur the line between the normal and the everyday with the idea of “performance”.
April 30, concludes our International Dance Day celebrations at the Dance Forum space in 36-e West Avenue Quezon City at 8pm. Tickets are at PhP 200 each and student price at PhP 100 each.
Participating groups are Airdance, UP Dance Company, Lyceum Dance Theater, Chameleon Dance Theater, Benilde de Romancon Dance Company and Myra Beltran’s Dance Forum.
Come and celebrate Dance with us for “Dance knows no class, no race, no boundary, Dance is for all!”
Video director: Ruelo Zendo | Artist/Choreographer: Jethro Pioquinto
Editor: Coreen Chan, Ruelo Zendo | Producer: Myra Beltran
Airdance joins the Philippine delegation to the World Exposition 2005 in Nagoya, Japan, from March 26 April 1, 2005. Organized by the Philippine Department of Tourism, the delegation includes Bayang Barrios, Bo Razon, and the Karangahan Folk Dance Group among others.
The delegation will perform at the Philippine Pavillion to showcase our country's culture in music and dance, both traditional and modern.
For more information, follow this link: www.tourism.gov.ph/Special/what_is_expo.asp
The Airdance Company presented a bill of intimate contemporary dances dubbed "R-18", two evenings of bold contemporary dance last September 18 and 25, 2004, 7:30 pm, at the Airdance Studio at the 2nd Flr., The Outlet Yard, 1480 Quezon Ave., Quezon City
The event showcased new choreographies from the company's resident choreographers including Dwight Rodrigazo, Avel Bautista, Christine Maranan, Lynley Tan, Paul Morales and Bunny Brendia. Despite the venue's limited space, the company will strived to push the boundaries of our perception of what is modern dance, resulting in a provoking and entertaining evening. A highlight of the show was "Breathing Space", choreographed for Airdance by noted Filipino dancer Ernest Mandap, a long time dancer with the Brumachon Lamarche company based in Nantes, France.
The show was warmly applauded and received by guests that included former Ballet Philippines Artistic Director Denisa Reyes, danseuse Edna Vida, Prof. Steve Villaruz of the UP Dance Company, dance critic Marge Enriquez, Goethe Institut Director Volkir Avenmarg, the French Chamber of Commerce's VP Bruno Vergnes and Alvin Ailey School Dance teacher Max Luna amongst others.
Airdance was recently awarded the "Best Young Contemporary Dance Theater Company in the Philippines" when it won the 3rd Mindanao Modern Dance Competition in Koronadal City, South Cotabato last July 2004.
This show was restaged as part of the CONTEMPORAY DANCE MAP - INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY 2005 Celebration in April 23 and 24, 2005.
October 22 & 23, 2005, 8pm
Dance Forum Space, 38 West Ave., Quezon City
Contemporary dance choreographers pay tribute to women poets in celebration of the Centennial of the Feminist Movement in the Philippines in "Ars Poetica," an evening of dance and poetry, on Oct. 22 and 23, 2005, 8pm at Dance Forum Space, 38 West Avenue.
The program is presented by Myra Beltran’s Dance Forum, the National Commission on Culture and Arts, Subcommittee on Culture and the Arts, NGO-GO National Network for the Feminist Centennial in cooperation with Air Dance.
This contemporary dance concert features "high priestess of poetry" Virginia Moreno’s poem "Order for Masks" in collaborative choreography by Myra Beltran, Paul Morales and Bunny Brendia. Ms. Moreno was the only female writer amongst a pioneering and intellectual group of artists, who called themselves the "Ravens". In their work and critique of art practices prevailing in the 1950’s, these artists influenced a generation of other artists. One writer has described Ms. Moreno as "the last bohemian." Each poem of hers is called a "jewel". "Order for Masks" is set in the pre-war Carnival era and its heart is the Woman ordering three masks for the three tasks in her life. Performed by Myra Beltran, Proceso Gelladuga II, Reagan Cornelio and Paul Morales.
The evening also premieres the choreography of Christine Maranan-Novales, Avel Bautista, Donna Miranda, Nina Hayuma Habulan and Elena Laniog - poetry rendered in contemporary dance. Also performing are Vinia Pamplona, Jethro Pioquinto and Vincent Egido. Visual Design by Gio Respall and costume design by Jethro Pioquinto.
"Ars Poetica" -- dance is poetry, and "the body is that place that writes." Tickets are 150 pesos with discounted tickets at 100 pesos for students. For info, contact tel. no. 373-3567.