Performances

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.

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

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.

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)

 

Independent contemporary dance rallies all dance lovers to celebrate International Dance Day with them in the innovative festival-tour of alternative spaces for dance, the second “Contemporary Dance Map 2006,” an initiative of World Dance Alliance Philippines Choreographers’ Network. This shall occur from April 29-May 12, 2006 in six alternative venues for dance. The Choreographers’ Network is composed of: Myra Beltran’s Dance Forum, Airdance, U.P. Dance Company, Green Papaya Art Projects, Chameleon Dance Theatre and Dancing Wounded Contemporary Dance Commune. WDA Education Network joins the dance map with Quezon City Ballet.

The schedule is as follows: April 29-30, 8pm at Dance Forum Space (38 West Ave., QC), May 3-4, 6pm lounge / 9pm show at Green Papaya Art Projects (124A Maginhawa, Teachers Village East, QC), May 6-7, 8pm at Airdance Studio (1480 Quezon Ave. Outlet Yard, QC), May 8-9, 9pm at Dwtopia: doubleutopia (2030 Mabini Ave. Malate, Manila), May 10, 8pm at HC School of Dance (1227 Quezon Ave., QC), May 11-12, 8pm, RACEC (89b Diego Silang, Cubao, QC).

This unique dance festival is the experimental ground of independent contemporary dance in the Philippines. It is where the audience shares in the choreographic mind and process of the artists in their respective venues and where dance is made accessible to the community. The Quezon City government through Mayor SB Belmonte encourages this project because of the use of alternative performing spaces, where it is the dance artists who take the initiative for the production and creation of dance.