After a successful run last year, the second independent contemporary dance festival, Wi_fi Body Festival 2 happens again at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 12-15, 2007. This festival is a project of World Dance Alliance-Philippines (WDA-Phil) Choreographers’ Network.
Twenty-four events are scheduled to showcase independent contemporary dance in the Philippines.
The Choreographers’ Platform on July 12 (Thursday), 8 pm at the CCP Little Theatre features Myra Beltran’s choreography in Nostalgia: le grand tango, in an entire program of Astor Piazzolla music played by Alfonso Bolipata on violin, in a quintet of piano, clarinet, bass and harmonium.
On Friday, July 13 (8 pm) Jose Jay Cruz’s Transitopia will be performed with the Dancing Wounded Contemporary Dance Commune, featuring artists from different fields converging in the interest of contemporary dance. Guest artist from Taipei, I-fen Tung of 8213 Taipei also premieres Self-surrounding 2067.
On Saturday, July 14 (8 pm) Paul Morales’s Love Potion No. 9 will be performed onstage with Airdance, in an exploration on the idea of romance in Philippine movies.
The festival also features for the first time a choreography competition for the solo-duet form, the New Choreographers Competition.
Other components are Dance-on-site, Uncensored Bodies (dance on screen), Asian Contemporary Dance perspective (a forum), and launching of a book on Francesca Reyes Aquino, first national Artist of Dance; and master classes.
Log on to www.geocities.com/wifibody for more details.
Tickets for Choreographers’ Platform are P300. Students and seniors may buy discounted prices at P150.
Reserve tickets for Choreographers’ Platform at:
firstname.lastname@example.org for Nostalgia: le grand tango
email@example.com for Transitopia
firstname.lastname@example.org for Love Potion no. 9