‘Pulso Pilipinas’ to Feature National Artists Alice Reyes and Agnes Locsin
Pulso Pilipinas I and II, the first two productions of the CCP Dance Series (Live!) will shine the spotlight on the iconic works of two living National Artists for Dance, Alice Reyes and Agnes Locsin, as well as showcase the talents of dancers from all over the country.
Pulso Pilipinas I, which will run from September 23 to 24, aims to celebrate unity in dance by featuring a diverse dance culture and showcasing works from various dance styles and regions. Through the CCP Arts Education Department, the show features select Regional Dance Training Program grantees who have been mentored by professional dancers of the PASP over the course of the pandemic.
Regional dance groups such as Guang Ming College Hiraya, UE Silanganan Dance Troupe, Teatro de Baile de Cavite, Sorsogon National High School, regional dance students, and professional dance artists will be performing new and classic works. The pieces by the two National Artists are “Company” by Alice Reyes and “Moriones” by Agnes Locsin. Other featured works include “We Men” by Lester Reguindin, “Mamang Kutsero” from Edna Vida’s “Ensalada,” and Ronelson Yadao and Marco Viana’s take on Denisa Reyes’ 1991 piece “Asong Ulol.”
Pulso Pilipinas II: Alay Nina Alice at Agnes, will follow, running from September 30 to October 2. Known for the decorated careers and significant contributions to the development of Philippine Dance, National Artists Alice Reyes (awarded in 2014) and Agnes Locsin (awarded last June) will be presenting a mixed program of highlights from their extensive repertoires. This show will focus on their legacy, featuring Locsin’s “Igorot,” “Moriones,” “Elias at Salome,” and Reyes’ “Carmina Burana.”
Also part of the line-up for the CCP Dance Series are Premieres and Encores, a collaboration between the CCP and the French Embassy as part of the 75th Anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between France and the Philippines, running from October 28 to 29 and finally, Puso ng Pasko, the first full-length, all-Filipino Christmas ballet, running from December 2 to 4.
For tickets and more information, you may contact the CCP Box Office at 8832-3704, the CCP Production Management Services Division at 8832-2314, the CCP Arts Education Department at 8832-1125 loc. 1605, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph