The venerable Cultural Center of the Philippines which turns 50 this year is truly the home of the arts. It is the home of tradition. Within its walls performances of the great classics, of traditional works from our regional brothers, theatrical pieces by the greatest playwrights of all time.
But it is also the one place in the nation where new works, where out of the box performances, where stories and ideas can be tested without fear. It is the home of artists of all ages and all genres. It is a space for experimentation and daring.
On August 24 and 25, five new choreographic pieces will be premiered in KORYOLAB at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater) at 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Five new works, five dynamic young choreographers mentored by Gawad CCP awardee Denisa Reyes and internationally renowned choreographer and teacher Myra Beltran.
These contemporary pieces tackle memories of forgotten childhood in Sarah Samaniego’s Alala, and the unique world within the world of the malls in which we now live as shown in Mano: Fracture by Buboy Ruatico Jr. Christopher Chan’s Men-Ta-Li-Tic opens our mind to how norms hinder us from accessing truth while BUhay Pag Asa by Dingdong Selga is a painful tale of children in cramped cells. Finally, Michael Barry Que’s Suggested for you deals with the contemporary phenomenon of Instagram.
Join us on August 24 and 25. Bear witness to the birth of these new contemporary pieces. Works that truly reflect our truths, that tell stories. Works that express joy and sorry through the ineffable beauty of dance.
Tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets. For more information, please call 832-1125 local 1409.