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Ars Poetica

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.

Soiree Beaujolais

Organized by Le Club (aka the French Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines), Soiree Beaujolais is a grand annual event of fine wine, good food, and even better company. It was held last November 23, 2004, at the NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City.

This year, as sponsored by Nescafe Gold, the event featured performances by Airdance, Hyperbeat, and the Jewelmer band. Hosted by Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Leah Navarro, and Pinky Amador, several prizes were given away including the grand prize of a round trip ticket to Paris via Air France plus a 17-day free Peugot car rental.

The NBC Tent was packed with party-goers and the fun and dancing lasted well into the wee hours of the morning.

Contre Temps

Directed by Airdance Artistic Director Paul Morales, Contre Temps or "Saliwa" is a short film earmaked as an entry to various independent film festivals.

The film revolves around the lives of a group of dancers as they are preparing for a show. The choreographer, played by Bunny Brendia, receives a mysterious message that affects her own and her co-dancers' personal and professional lives. She decides to find out who posted that message but, in the process, finds her true self.

Directed and written by Paul Morales, co-written with Nicolas Pichay, with choreography by Ernest Mandap, featuring the company members of Airdance, the film was shot in an about the Airdance Studio on a shoestring budget.

The film was shown at danc(E)motion Dance on Screen Festival, the first dance film festival in Indonesia. The festival is arranged to improve and share the understanding of dance film; to extend the network of dance film community in Asia and the world; also to create new inspiration for choreographer and film director in developing dance film.

danc(E)motion took place at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Indonesia, from the 10th until 13th March 2005. Participating countries are: Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, Germany, Japan, Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Israel, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Greece, USA.

For more information about the festival, follow this link: http://www.dancemotion.or.id

Spaces of Violence

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.

Read more: Spaces of Violence

WiFi Body: Independent Contemporary Dance Festival 1

THIS FESTIVAL gathers dance artists who have been producing and creating exciting, innovative work in contemporary dance. This is the fi rst independent contemporary dance festival, an initiative of World Dance Alliance Philippines Choreographers’ Network, with the generous support of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Contemporary dance has developed in “alternative” conditions, venues. Thus, this festival attempts to capture the work in their original contexts, in the intimate spaces for which they were created. Experience the works in the various spaces of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. (Myra Beltran, Festival Director)

 

Read more: WiFi Body: Independent Contemporary Dance Festival 1

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