Daring. Different. Defining. Deconstruct. Dance.


Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines


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August 24 – 25, 2019 | 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)


Daring. Different. Defining. Deconstruct. Dance.

Five young choreographers, namely Buboy Raquitico, Christopher Chan, Dingdong Selga, Michael Que, and Sarah Samaniego, will premier ground-breaking works in this year’s KORYOLAB. Showcasing brave, new contemporary dance works, KORYOLAB is designed specifically as a laboratory and research platform for mid-career choreographers to explore and experiment under the mentorship of various artist mentors and the direction of dance pioneers Denisa Reyes and Myra Beltran. This program is part of the CCP CHOREOGRAPHERS SERIES a three-fold initiative that aims to become the prime mover in the contemporary expression of the Filipino soul.

From the pioneers of contemporary dance in the Philippines to the fresh new ideas from promising and aspiring artists, the CCP Choreographers Series is a three-part platform that addresses three levels of choreographers in contemporary dance: WifiBody.ph: a competition for emerging choreographers; Koryolab: a presentation of short, but completed dance pieces by mid-career choreographers; and Neo Filipino: a venue for established choreographers to create and stage major works.



Denisa Reyes
Denisa Reyes holds an impressive line of works ranging from choreographing classical ballet to modern and contemporary dance, musical theater, video and dance, directing/producing dance documentaries and full-feature films. As a choreographer, she received the the City of Manila Outstanding Artist Award for Dance, the Philstage Award for Outstanding Choreography for a Musical and Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Gawad CCP Para Sa Sining. For thirty years and counting, her NeoFilipino Series, now under Reyes' and Myra Beltran's CCP Choreographers Series program and mentorship, has been a guiding force in developing and presenting experimental, daring and collaborative choreographies. With a drive to guide the next generation towards the avant-garde, she is consultant and faculty for the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Dance Program. 

Myra Beltran
Myra Beltran’s pioneering work is considered as being instrumental in the formation of an independent contemporary dance community in the Philippines.  She first trained in classical ballet under Vella Damian. Prior to her work as an independent artist, Myra worked with professional companies in Germany (Ballet of Oldenburg), in Yugoslavia (Ballet of the Theatre of Prishtina), with Ballet Philippines of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and for Enrico Labayen’s The Lab., Projekt-Phil., originating the major roles in his repertoire.  In 1994, she started her work as an independent choreographer, and brought together artists collectively working as the group Dance Forum. 

Creating a body of work that stretched the possibilities of dance in the Philippines in both aesthetics, and in the manner of creating and producing dances, Myra holds a unique place in the Philippine dance community because she has accomplished this, almost single-handedly.  Her solo repertoire is the most extensive in the Philippines – a career path that has paved the way for other dance artists in the Philippines. 

She received the 2001 Alab ng Haraya (Flame of Inspiration) for Individual Recognition in the performing arts from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Tanging Parangal from the City of Manila in 2007.