NEO Filipino: TAKE OFF




Cultural Center of the Philippines



October 8, 2016 | 3:00PM & 8:00PM

October 9, 2016 | 3:00PM

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)



NEO Filipino: TAKE OFF features works that present fresh insights on how dance could be relevant to Philippine society rendered in an original, contemporary language. The thrust is to question, to inquire, and to challenge notions about how it is to be a Filipino in the 21st century using the language of dance. NEO Filipino: TAKE OFF presents provocative and ground-breaking new works by celebrated choreographers Raul Alcoseba, Jose Jay B. Cruz, Ma. Elena O. Laniog, Kris-Belle Paclibar and Ronelson Yadao under the direction of Gawad CCP Para sa Sining Awardee Denisa Reyes, with lighting design by Katsch Catoy.


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Raul Alcoseba's KANAAN

crying days are: brown leaves/deaths, scarred trees/deaths, steamy mists/ deaths, shifting shapes/deaths, spectacles/deaths and …"



in search of a future, one faithfully submits itself to some rigorousness in perception hoping that in the regime of individual and national crises, one can regain the body of will upon the revelation of mostly overlooked but persistent structures



I turn my head. There. I see thirst an hunger. Up and below, poverty devours. Running, walking. Weary, faint. No escape... no escape. Like a fish snatched from the water, drowning in drought. Lying... Lying on cracked ground. Where is the promised land? When will i taste milk and overflowing honey? When will I see white linen, and green surround? Greed fills my cup. I let myself succumb to nothing. Who is to blame?


Lumps in my throat get bigger. My eyes abandon me. My mouth- quick to anger. My ears grow slow to listen... But change is inevitable. It's real. One day... Beneath the cracks, Hope will sprout Then meadows and trees that never fail. So i turn my head up and below...


Kris-belle Paclibar M. and Ronelson Yadao's DIVERTISSEMENT

In classical ballet Divertissement is used as a breather or a break and sometimes referred as an entertainment but doing little to further the plot. "Divertissement” is a piece on two bodies, about addressing their own questions on stereotypes and stereotyping in dance, more specifically in the very competitive classical ballet genre. It serves as an escape from the constricting physical standards of classicism; thus, giving the dancers' body diversity and exposure to the unusual.  The dance and music were inspired by Gsovsky’s Grand Pas Classique– a favorite piece at ballet competitions and a crowd pleaser when performed by ballet companies around the world.



Ticket Price:    P500

Discounts:        50% for Students

20% for Senior Citizens, PWDs, Military and Government Employees