KORYOLAB 2019 premieres groundbreaking works by five young choreographers in a dance program slated on August 24 and 25, at 2pm and 6pm, at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater).
Choreographers Buboy Raquitico, Christopher Chan, Dingdong Selga, Michael Que, and Sarah Samaniego will showcase brave, new contemporary dance works that redefine and reconstruct dance.
Under the direction and mentorship of renowned dance masters Denise Reyes and Myra Beltran, KORYOLAB is designed as a laboratory and research platform for mid-career choreographers to explore and experiment.
This program is part of the CCP Choreographers Series, a three-fold initiative that aims to become the prime movier of contemporary dance expression in the Philipppines.
From the pioneers of contemporary dance in the Philippines to promising and aspiring artists, the CCP Choreographers Series addresses three levels of choreographers in contemporary dance.
Its first tier – WifiBody.ph – is a competition for emerging choreographers. It features solo-duet form, believing that the intimacy and conciseness of these forms pushes choreographers to bare their choreographic vision.
Koroyolab presents short dance pieces in a black box mentored intensively by the pioneers in contemporary dance.
The culmination of the Series, Neo Filipino is a venue for established choreographers to create and stage major works. It aims to make dance the ventral force, the impetus, and the muscle in collaborating with the other art forms such as music, visual arts, literature, theater, and film.