Six brave choreographers are set to push the boundaries of dance with the young dancers of Ballet Philippines II this September with “BAGONG SAYAW”, to be staged at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater).

Translated as “NEW DANCE”, this production celebrates just that – the emergence of fresh ideas expressed in various choreographic forms. The choreographers featured in this production are Al Bernard Garcia, Erl Sorilla, Gia Gequinto, Bonifacio Guerrero Jr., Danilo Dayo Jr., and John Ababon.

Clockwise (from upper left): Bonnie Guerrero, Danilo Dayao, Erl Sorilla, Gui Geguinto, John Ababon, Al Garcia

“BAGONG SAYAW’ is a venue for us to give our young dancers and choreographers the necessary challenges and for them to be able to grow as artists,” says Ballet Philippines artistic director Paul Alexander Morales. “They say that experience is the best teacher, but more than that, we also think it’s important to let their voices be heard.”

BAGONG SAYAW - POSTERTaking the stage for this production are the dancers of Ballet Philippines II, BP’s junior performing company. It is composed of the most outstanding apprentices and scholars of the company and the Ballet Philippines Dance School. Through various performance opportunities, the dancers not only develop their talents in performance and choreography, but they ultimately help fulfill BP’s commitment to the development of the youth and of dance in the country.

“BAGONG SAYAW” will be staged at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater) from September 10 & 17 at 6:00PM and September 11 & 18 at 3:00PM. Tickets are priced at Php 600, with discounts for students, senior citizens, and government employees.

Tags : al garciabagong sayawballetballet philippinesbonnie guerrerocontemporary dancecultural center of the philippinesdancedanilo davaoerl sorillagui geguintojohn ababon
Orly S. Agawin

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Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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