2019 Koryolab showcases five new dances pieces Aug. 24, 25

By Ibarra C. Mateo

The 2019 Koryolab showcases five new contemporary dance pieces on Aug. 24 and 25 at the the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater) at 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Five new works by five dynamic young choreographers, mentored by Gawad CCP awardee Denisa Reyes and internationally renowned choreographer Myra Beltran, will be the focus of attention in this annual contemporary dance festival.

The 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.

“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,” the announcement said.

Tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets.  For more information, please call 832-1125 local 1409. CCP-Koryolab Images

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