Koryolab 2019: CCP’s Choreographers Series
Being the home of traditional arts and classic performances, the Cultural Center of the Philippines opened its door for out of the box performances. Koryolab is one of the three-part platforms that addresses three levels of choreographers in contemporary dance. A laboratory platform for development and presentation of short dance pieces by mid-career choreographers in a black box space. These choreographers mentored intensively by the pioneer in contemporary dance, Gawad CCP Awardee Denisa Reyes and the internationally renowned choreographer and Teacher Myra Beltran. Koryolab is a two-part dance festival featuring the five new choreographers performed last August 24-25, 2019 at CCP Tangahalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater) with 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. showtime
Christopher Chan – Men-ta-li-tic, Based on the description we really are different from each other because we have different characters based on the culture that shapes us. We decide based on the circumstances surrounding us.
Raul “Buboy” Raquitico Jr. – Mano: Fracture, The choreography depicts the story of the continued patronage of the people in the mall. Not just a mere commercial spaces, malls have also become a refuge for people to escape the harsh, and chaotic realities beyond its walls, it considered a “city within a city”. From an avid shopper to the lurkers.
Sarah Maria Samaniego – Alala, Like paper dolls, this ubiquitous material share the same properties inexpensive and fragile. It is easy to shape and easily destroyed. Even with standard shapes and designs, the paper doll can play many different roles. For many of us, paper dolls unearth memories as one of the most popular playthings in our childhood. Now they are outdated and rarely seen, how does this affect our memory of them? Do we still need to remember or do we even remember them?
Gebbvelle Ray “Dingdong” Selga – Bahay Pag-Asa (House of Hope) A childhood without a loving and nurturing environment becomes vulnerable to abuse and circumstances. With the increasing number of street children sometimes commit criminal liabilities and incarcerated in “Bahay Pag-Asa” (House of Hope), a crowded cell, with meager meals served in pails and often they become a victim of bullying and sexual abuse.
Michael Barry Que – Dos Mil Diecinueve Porsyento, Scan, Generate, Copy The piece inquires into human existence and identity with a fast-paced world. The technological revolution through the advent of social media has created desires the render individuals as copies of each other, with a lost sense of identity.