April 11-29, 2007 Katipunan - Manila - Quezon City
an initiative of the
UP DANCE COMPANY and The World Dance Alliance - Philippines Choreographers’ Network.
The National Commission On Culture and the Arts, The Cultural Center of the Philippines & Mag:net Café KATIPUNAN
Airdance is pleased to present "INDIOS BRAVOS", a full-length dance theater piece premiered on February 26, 2004, 7:00 pm at the Teatro Aguinaldo, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
INDIOS BRAVOS is a work that highlights and celebrates the inter-cultural and "global" character of the historical and modern Filipino. It traces the condition of the Philippine diaspora as borne out in the travels, experiences and search for cultural identity, both by the young Pepe (Rizal) in the 1880s, and Maria, a Pinay overseas worker in our own time. Their lives, separated by over a century but sharing in a similar quest to seek opportunities that necessarily take them away from their native land. In Paris, where their paths cross, Pepe establishes the group INDIOS BRAVOS from among his countrymen in order to find a proud Filipino identity, and Maria is seen to be an exemplar of this continuing and evolving identity.
INDIOS BRAVOS is performed by AIRDANCE with choreography by Dwight Rodrigazo and direction by Paul Morales. The libretto is by playwright and poet Nicolas Pichay, and the work's original score is composed by Bob Aves and Grace Nono of Tao Music. Additional music by Julius Mocorro, production design by Jet Melencio, and lighting design by Shakira Villa
Airdance looks back and peers into tomorrow with its upcoming show entitled In-Between-Tenses. Challenging the transience of dance and fleeting memories through movement and multi-media, choreographers and performers struggle with sanity and self and the many possibilities therein.
The show will feature explorations in remembering, in living in the moment, and in hoping. Worthy of looking forward to are new choreographies from Rhosam Prudenciado Jr., Mia Cabalfin, Johnny Amar, Marielle Alonzo, Clarissa Mijares and artistic directors Ava Villanueva, Jed Amihan and Avel Bautista. Part of the performance is coming to terms with yesterday, with the company will also restaging dances from previous shows. The dance pieces are part of an attempt to reconcile the past with the present and hopefully be able to fuel a future all the while aware that the dance, the body moving, is reflective of the passage of time.
In-Between-Tenses is presented to you by Airdance with shows on March 13 and 14 at 7pm at the Dance Forum Space located at 36e West Avenue (diagonally across Persian restaurant Mister Kabab). Tickets are priced at P200 with 50% discount for seniors and students. For tickets and inquiries, call (02) 415-2185 or call/text 0916-356-6693
A collaboration of contemporary dance and new music
For us, dance is primarily energy, and music that is constantly constructing is dance. (E = mc2)
March 20, 21, 22, 2009
8pm Dance Forum Space
36E West Avenue , Quezon City
Ava Maureen Villanueva
Rhosam Prudenciado, Jr., Grand prize winner, Yokohama Solo x Duo Competition 2009