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Be Entranced As soon as Extra with ENCANTADA

Nationwide Artist for Dance Agnes Locsin’s award-winning Filipino dance masterwork returns

March 2023 – To have a good time Earth Month, ENCANTADA goes on stage as soon as once more! A collaboration with Joey Ayala for music, Al Santos for the libretto, and Nationwide Artist Salvador Bernal for manufacturing design, ENCANTADA options the artists of the Cultural Heart of the Philippines’ Skilled Artist Assist Program and Alice Reyes Dance Philippines (ARDP). It’s a showcase of Locsin’s Neo-Ethnic Dance Fashion as she masterfully makes use of it to discover Filipino folklore, historical past, and tradition, whereas on the identical time bringing consciousness to the implications of man’s destruction of nature.

“Agnes Locsin’s ‘ENCANTADA’ isn’t just dance for the sake of dancing, however in reality it stands on strong analysis the place Philippine historical past, folks faith, traditions, and practices are painted into the creation of the entire. Including to that, this showcases the individuality of her actions which she herself conceived in creating her personal dance style – the neo-ethnic type. Thematically, she touches on ladies’s points and most particularly, the destruction of the surroundings; points which might be related to today, 31 years after she conceived this masterpiece. It’s nicely value a re-staging in addition to a re-watching. Its a studying curve for the youthful technology”, shares Tats Manahan, President of ARDP.

Acknowledged because the pioneer of the neo-ethnic dance type, Agnes Locsin is a superb drive within the Philippine dance scene, garnered her the title of Nationwide Artist for Dance. Along with up to date Filipino music composer Joey Ayala and award-winning playwright Al Santos, they premiered ENCANTADA in February of 1992.

Drawing inspira­tion from Philippine tribal dances, practices, beliefs, and tales, Locsin reworked and reinterpreted these into the body­work of present classical ballet and trendy dance methods, leading to a novel dance kind fitted to the Filipino’s bodily body, temperament, and tradition.

Creating Encantada at the CCP Rehearsal Hall
Creating Encantada on the CCP Rehearsal Corridor

In her e-book, Philippine Neo-Ethnic Choreography, Agnes Locsin says, “Every of the dances was defined to the dancers as a result of they wanted to grasp all that they had been doing. Together with the motivations, precision was additionally required for these sequences requiring unison in dancing.”

This Neo-Ethnic dance type coupled with Joey Ayala’s rhythmic up to date Filipino music, Al Santos’ riveting Libretto, and Nationwide Artist Salvador Bernal’s outstanding Manufacturing Design, introduced the story of ENCANTADA to life.

Introduced by the Metropolitan Theater, the Cultural Heart of the Philippines, and Carmen D. Locsin Basis, the manufacturing was final staged in 2011 to vital acclaim, garnering 10 Gawad Buhay Awards, together with Greatest Trendy Dance Manufacturing, Greatest Choreography, Greatest Musical Composition, Greatest Manufacturing Design, and Greatest Lighting Design by John Neil Batalla who returns to mild the 2023 Manufacturing.

Different citations embody Georgette Sanchez-Vargas for Feminine Lead Efficiency and Carissa Adea for Feminine Featured Efficiency. Each of them will reprise their award-winning roles for the present 2023 manufacturing.

Additionally becoming a member of the solid is Kris-Belle Paclibar-Mamangun, a extremely acclaimed Filipino Dancer and former member of Cirque du Soleil, who shall be alternating the function of Babaylan with Carissa Adea.

ENCANTADA that includes artists of CCP’s Skilled Artist Assist Program and Alice Reyes Dance Philippines, runs from April 14-15, 2023, on the Samsung Theater and April 21-22 on the Metropolitan Theater, with night reveals at 7:30 PM and matinees at 2:00 PM. All night reveals may have reside music carried out by Joey Ayala and Ang Bagong Lumad with the Philippine’s World Music Siren, Bayang Barrios.

Present Schedule:

  • April 14, 2023 | Friday | 7:30 PM | Samsung Performing Arts Theater*
  • April 15, 2023 | Saturday | 2:00 PM | Samsung Performing Arts Theater
  • April 15, 2023 | Saturday | 7:30 PM | Samsung Performing Arts Theater*
  • April 21, 2023 | Friday | 7:30 PM | Metropolitan Theater*
  • April 22, 2023 | Saturday | 2:00 PM | Metropolitan Theater
  • April 22, 2023 | Saturday | 7:30 PM | Metropolitan Theater*

*With reside music carried out by Joey Ayala and Ang Bagong Lumad with Bayang Barrios.

Future Exhibits:

  • Alice Reyes’ RAMAHARI

  • CARMEN AND OTHER SPIRITS, a blended invoice that includes Alice Reyes’ CARMEN and new works by younger Filipino choreographers

  • PUSO NG PASKO, the celebration of Paskong Pinoy

Subscribe to ARDP’s 2023 Dance Season and have a good time the most effective of Filipino artistry and expertise! For season subscriptions and ticket reservations, electronic mail [email protected]com. For extra info, verify @ARDancePh on Fb, Instagram, and TikTok.



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