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‘Pulso Pilipinas’ to Feature our Diverse Dance Heritage at The MET

‘Pulso Pilipinas’ to Feature our Diverse Dance Heritage at The MET

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The Philippines’ leading dance companies, groups, and artists come together for a two-day dance event at The Metropolitan Theater this May.

Entitled Pulso Pilipinas: Mga Likhang Sayaw, the event aims to showcase the Philippines’ diverse dance heritage and present each company’s versatility in various genres ranging from folk and indigenous, to contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, and classical ballet.

Organized by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and directed by Marciano Viri, Pulso Pilipinas includes the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group; Bayanihan, The National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines; Ballet Philippines; Alice Reyes Dance Philippines (ARDP); Ballet Manila; Philippine Dancesport Team; The Crew; University of Santo Tomas (UST) Salinggawi Dance Troupe; and Aljana “Cheenee” Alicia Rose Marie Limuaco.

The program aims to emphasize dance, and arts in general, as a unifying factor in nation-building. On the first day, the Bayanihan, The National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines will perform People Under The Sun, while the Philippine Dancesport Team will showcase The Matrix. Ballet Philippines brings back Equus, and Ballet Manila will showcase a neo-classical ballet entitled Dancing to Verdi.

Salom, a contemporary dance film choreographed and performed by Limuaco, will also be broadcast. The short film won first place in WifiBody.Ph (Virtual Body) 2020.

On the second day, the Philippine Dancesport Team will perform The Matrix once again, together with the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, who will perform Padyak; the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe who will perform Maiba, Taya!; Alice Reyes Dance Philippines who will perform Bayleng Bicolano; and The Crew who will perform 24K Magic.

Pulso Pilipinas: Mga Likhang Sayaw will run on May 23 and 24, 7:30 at the Metropolitan Theater, Manila. Ticket prices are P500, P800, and P1,000, available for purchase at Ticketworld and at the CCP Box Office. 

For updates on future productions and programs of the CCP, follow the official CCP social media accounts on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.



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