Daring. Different. Defining. Deconstruct. Dance.


Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines

Date, Time, Venue:



Ticket prices are exclusive of 3.5% online service fees


October 25, 2019 | 7:00 PM 
October 26, 2019 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM 
October 27, 2019 | 7:00 PM 
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)


Daring. Different. Defining. Deconstruct. Dance.

The third part of the annual CCP Choreographers Series, NeoFilipino 2019: Ar[res]t is a contemporary dance show that features collaborations between established Filipino choreographers and distinguished artists in music, theatre, and visual arts. It presents expressions of the contemporary Filipino through the dancing body featuring choreographers Ava Villanueva Ong, Biag Gaongen, Georgette Sanchez-Vargas, and JM Cabling, in collaboration with musician Krina Cayabyab, mixed-media installation artist Manny Montelibano, theatre director Tuxqs Rutaquio, and writer Gianne Sanchez-Sanson. 

An initiative of the CCP and the culmination of the CCP Choreographers Series, NeoFilipino is a collaborative platform that bridges dance with other artforms and aims to express the voices of Filipino artists and their views of society. With the theme Ar[res]t, this year’s program will highlight the power of dance to seize focus, to arrest a crowd in a frenzy, and to pierce through the noise to arrive at the truth that lies inside the body.

The CCP Choreographers Series is a platform of three dance programs arranged in three levels of choreographic achievement and catering to the needs of choreographers for their artistic growth. Aiming to become the prime mover of contemporary dance expressions in Philippine society, the CCP Choreographers Series starts with (1), a competition for emerging choreographers; (2) Koryolab, a laboratory and showcase of experimental dance pieces by mid-career choreographers; and (3) NeoFilipino, a venue for established choreographers to create and stage major works in collaboration with artists of other art forms.