by the Republic of the Philippines Information Agency
MANILA, Oct. 6 — THE Cultural Center of the Philippines presents NeoFilipino: Other Matters, a platform where contemporary choreography becomes the process and medium of exchange that engages both artists and audiences, on October 7 and 8, at 2p.m. and 7p.m., at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.
This year, the NeoFilipino features five contemporary works by established choreographers JK Anicoche, Novy Bereber, Christine Crame, Ma. Elena Laniog and Ernest Mandap who engage into discussions on various contemporary issues such as homosexuality, the role of social media, the contradictory nature of life, the tensions of democratic society and the canonic declarations of the classics through dance and movements.
In “15 Minutes of Your Time,” Manila-based performance-maker JK Anicoche curates dance work that brings together actual people from communities that have been on the interface of social media: friends lists, friend posts, news and/ or viral Facebook videos to test, investigate and challenge proximity beyond the flat interface of everyday news and happenings online. The piece explores the idea of performance as interface taking bodies on stage in shared space and time outside the confines of flat online interfaces of social media.
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