CMAP 2014 a success

Choreographer Edana Labitoria of Ballet Philippines, creating a study

Choreographer Edana Labitoria of Ballet Philippines, creating a study

Dance Pull Project and World Dance Alliance Philippines’ Composition and Movement Analysis Program (CMAP) was wildly successful this year, with 14 choreographers participating from different regions of the country, readily anticipating next year’s final course and CMAP Festival of Choreographers to be held in 2015 at the Luce Theater, Siliman University, Dumaguete City.

Facilitator Dwight Rodrigazo shares that he is very happy with the results of this year’s CMAP, “to think that I’m very, very hard to please.” Participants of this year’s CMAP, which covered Level 1-2: Improvisation and Level 3: Composition (The Art of Making Dance) will advance to Level 4: Movement Invention and Level 5: Movement Analysis in next year’s CMAP, scheduled for March 24 – March 31, 2015. The culminating CMAP Festival of Choreographers will be in September 2015, allowing the choreographers to fully flesh out their work for six months.

The participating choreographers include:

Ian Nick Tiba – Ballet Philippines
Marilee Limbaga – Siliman University College of Performing and Visual Arts
Faith Javellana – Artistic Director, School for Theatre Art ‘N’ Dance, Cagayan de Oro City
Penelop Ong – theater director, Cebu city
Marius Centino – Freelance Choreographer, Cebu City
Johanna Mangubat – Managing Director/Faculty, Cebu Centre for Dance, Cebu City
Mary Grace Geolingo – freelance choreographer and faculty, St. John’s institute High School, Bacolod City
Verjel Catalan – Artistic Director, Collegio de San Agustin, Kagayon Dance Troup
Cherry May Jusayan – Teacher, Bata National High School, Bacolod City
Ryan Jereza – Choreographer, New Generation, Bacolod City
Tanya Lopez – Artistic Director, Perf. Lab., Bacolod City
Edana Mae Labitoria – Ballet Philippines
Richardson Yadao – Principal Ballet Philippines

The choreographers worked with a total of 18 dancers, some of which were dancers and students of Dance Pull Project, some were specially requested to join from Perf Lab, Bacolod City. Assisting Rodrigazo in facilitating the workshop was Razel Ann Mitchao, Associate Artistic Director of Dance Pull Project, with master classes in contemporary by Mitchao, ballet by Ballet Philippines’ Ma. Celina Dofitas, and folk dance by Ismael Java, director of Kalingaw – Ang Teatro Hiligaynon.

Read also WDA-Ph president Basilio Esteban S. Villaruz’s own report of the CMAP 2014 culminating showcase on Runthru Dance Magazine Philippines.



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