The third edition of the Wi-fi Body Contemporary Dance Festival will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from June 12-15, 2008. Metro-Manila based artists, regional artists, and international guests from Japan and Spain, and a dance critic from France are expected to grace this annual festival. It is called a "wi-fi body" wherein all are working independently but connected to a contemporary dance network initiated in the Philippines.
A festival pass entitles to the holder to all performances, workshops and activities for the amount of P1,800. The student/senior citizen rate for this festival pass is a discounted P1,000.
There is also a day pass, which entitles the holder to all performances and the workshop for the day in the amount of P500. The student/ senior citizen rate for this day pass is a discounted P300.
OEDIPUS. One of the dance acts in Wi-fi Body Contemporary Dance Festival is Oedipus, a 20-minute dance act set on the midnight before Jose Rizal's firing squad execution.
It is a story of a man who had sexual intercourse with his own son. Haunted by his conscience, he is caught by his wife and realizes that death is the only way to end his sorrows and miseries. Performers are Raul Alcoseba as Oedipus (Chameleon Dance Theatre's artistic director) and Arjay Marquez as the son (chameleon dance theatre). This dance act is choreographed by Rudolph Segundo.
Chameleon Dance Theatre is composed of out-of-school youth who are honed to be soulful contemporary dancers. They do not have a dance studio to call their own but love and passion for the arts push them to continue moving. In fact, they rehearse their dance pieces inside the public space of the Quezon City Memorial Circle.
Rudolph Segundo is currently enrolled in Associate in Arts at the University of the Philippines-Open University. He aims to pursue Bachelor of Arts major in Multimedia Studies. His advocacy is dance activism. In fact, Rudolph was behind the dance piece Habeas Corpus (included in WIFIBODY Dance Festival 2), which tackles extra judicial killing. His recent work Pitik-Bulag sa Tanghaling Tapat features the masses as they wait in line to buy government-subsidized rice.
Rudolph also starred in the gay-themed digital movie Bilog (Circles) directed by Crisaldo Pablo. He just finished a cameo role to another Crisaldo Pablo digital movie, Iglap, scheduled to be released within the year.
For information about the Wi-fi Body Contemporary Dance Festival 3, call the CCP Box Office at 8323704.