Dance lives on in this new series of electrifying performances of classics and origin ...


Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines




Premiere Episode: October 10, 2021

Streaming for FREE every Sunday via the CCP and Artists of CCP Dance Workshop Facebook Pages and the CCP Youtube Channel


DANCE ON! is the new series of dance performances featuring the artists of the CCP Professional Dance Support Program that includes dance artists from CCP Dance Workshop Company, Philippine Ballet Theatre, and Ballet Manila. It features new and classical works choreographed and restaged by 21st-century Filipino choreographers and regisseurs mentored by the greats in Philippine Dance: National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes, Alden Lugnasin, and Nonoy Froilan.

The program consists of never-before-seen works and reimagined classics works, restaged, and shot specifically for the enjoyment of digital viewing, with film direction by Carlos Siguion-Reyna. DANCE ON! showcases the talent and artistry of 21st-century Filipino Dancers and Choreographers in not only classical ballet but a myriad of Dance styles executed with equal excellence. Featured choreographers include Erl Emmanuel Sorilla, John Ababon, Ronelson Yadao, Lester Reguindin, Patrick John Rebullida, Biag Gaongen, and JM Cabling.

The CCP Professional Dance Support Program is a special initiative that aims to support professional dance in the Philippines by continuing the development of skills, techniques, and performance excellence of the Filipino dancers, and providing them with continued artistic employment.

LE CORSAIRE (October 10 | 2:00PM & 7:00PM)

Music by Adolphe Adam, Leo Delibes, Riccardo Drigo, Prince Oldenbourg, Cesare Pugni

Restaged by Victor Ursabia after Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa

Le Corsaire, directly translated to “The Pirate”, is a classical ballet of the adventures of Conrad with his sidekick, Ali.  Featured in the PDSP Culminating Production are the excerpts showcasing the ballet’s grand Pas de Trios of Conrad, Medora and Ali, the Pas De Esclave with Lankadem and Gulnara and the corps de ballet dance of the Pirates.


  • AL Abraham
  • Eugene Obille
  • Katrene San Miguel
  • Nicole Barroso


  • Regine Magbitang
  • Monica Gana
  • Victor Maguad
  • Earl John Arisola 


  • Stephanie Santiago
  • Bonifacio Guerrero
  • Alexis Piel
  • Ace Polias
  • Rissa Camaclang
  • Gianna Hervas
  • Kazier Policarpio
  • Karla Santos
  • Luigie Barrera
  • Joanne Tangalin
  • Danilo Dayo
  • Gladys Baybayan 

GRAND PAS DE QUATRE (October 17 | 7:00PM)

Music by Cesare Pugni

Restaged by Eugene Obille after Jules Perrot

A ballet in the romantic style, four dancers embody the Prima Ballerinas of the era, Lucille Grhan,  Carlotta Grisi, Fanny Cerrito, and Marie Taglioni, as each ballerina showcases their mastery of the lightness, delicacy, and poise of the classical ballet technique.

Regine Magbitang

Sarah Alejandro

Nicole Barroso

Katrene San Miguel 

MUSA (October 24 | 7:00PM)

Music by Louie Ocampo, Dalagang Pilipina

Choreography by Erl Emmanuel Sorilla

Mentored by Alden Lugnasin

“Musa” posits the question: “How does one truly live”? It is by accepting that there is an end that we begin to appreciate the life we have. Wasn’t it said that “All are from the dust, and to dust all return”? “Musa” begins by rejecting that notion and ends by embracing it. “Musa” is us staring death in the eyes and welcoming it.

Katrene San Miguel

Gianna Hervas

Nicole Barroso

Karla Santos

Rissa Camaclang 

Gladys Baybayan