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CCP brings together dance groups to showcase the diverse Philippine dance heritage

The program emphasizes dance, and arts in general, as a unifying factor in nation-building. The dance symbolizes the Filipino people’s innate desire to express their thoughts, aspirations, and humanity. An avenue of artistic and social expression, dance encourages collaboration across various sectors of society. 

Leading dance companies, groups, and artists showcase the diverse Philippine dance heritage and present their excellence and versatility in various genres ranging from folk and indigenous, to contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, and classical ballet in Pulso Pilipinas: Mga Likhang Sayaw, slated on May 23 and 24, 2024 at the Metropolitan Theater in Manila City. 

Organized by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and directed by Marciano Viri, Pulso Pilipinas brings together 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 in a two-night dance festival filled with excellent artistic works that will educate, enrich, and deepen the appreciation of dance as a form of expression. 

The program emphasizes dance, and arts in general, as a unifying factor in nation-building. The dance symbolizes the Filipino people’s innate desire to express their thoughts, aspirations, and humanity. An avenue of artistic and social expression, dance encourages collaboration across various sectors of society. 

The two-day dance event will showcase different selected dances. 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 the Ballet Manila will showcase a neo-classical ballet titled Dancing to Verdi.

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

Don’t miss the performances of Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group with Padyak; the Philippine Dancesport Team performing The Matrix; UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe with Maiba, Taya!; Alice Reyes Dance Philippines with Bayleng Bicolano; and The Crew with 24K Magic on the second day.

Ticket prices for Pulso Pilipinas: Mga Likhang Sayaw are Php 500,  Php 800, and Php 1,000, available at Ticketworld and CCP Box Office. 

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

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