Denisa Reyes’ ‘Neofilipino’ onstage this October | Inquirer Lifestyle

Denisa Reyes’ ‘Neofilipino’ onstage this October

BEGINNING in New York in 1987, “Neofilipino” is a platform for Filipino choreographers to make dance the central force in collaborating with the other art forms. Dance artists aired experimental and provocative works that spoke of Philippine contemporary life through dance. This year’s “Take Off” premiers four original pieces by Raul Alcoseba, Jose Jay Cruz, Ma. Elena Laniog, Kris-Belle Paclibar-Mamangon and Ronelson Yadao, interpreted by the country’s leading performers: Candice and Carissa Adea, PJ Rebullida, Jed Amihan, Mia Cabalfin, and the UP Dance Company, among others.


Directed by “Neofilipino” creator Denisa Reyes, the dance concert is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with the College of St. Benilde. It will have three performances across two dates; Oct. 8, 3 and 8 p.m., and Oct. 9, 3 p.m., at CCP. Call  8323704, 8919999; or visit


 ‘Real-Life Fairytales’ from Ateneo Blue Repertory



“Real-Life Fairytales” is choreographed by Franco Ramos, who recently graduated on full academic scholarship from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde under the school’s AB Technical Theater Program. He previously choreographed for “Here & Thereafter, a Party Worth Crashing” production featuring the songs of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk. He also previously co-choreographed for Ateneo Blue Repertory’s “Shared Spaces” alongside Mica Fajardo.


“Real-Life Fairytales” will run until Oct. 1 at the Fine Arts theater, Gonzaga Hall, Ateneo de Manila University. Tickets are at P250 each. Contact Mine Sandoval at 0935-8768970.


 20 social enterprise finalists announced


BPI Foundation (BPIF) and the Peace and Equity Foundation recently shortlisted 20 social enterprises that will proceed to the next round of challenges as part of BPI Sinag Accelerate.


BPI Sinag aims to empower social entrepreneurs by providing them with intellectual, social and financial capital.


The top 20 finalists are: Akaba Ltd. Design Co., Bag 943, Balangay’s Best, Camotes Coop, Citihub, Fresh Start Organics, Ginto Fine Chocolates, Good Food Community, Kapwa Greens, KKK Coffee, LASIWWAI, Organic Options Inc., Rehobot Association, Risque Designs, Scoop Garden Ice Cream, Shine Native Products Marketing, Solar Solutions Inc., Southern Leyte Integrated Farmers and Fisherfolks, Sustainable Alternative Lighting Corp. (SALT), and The Churner Group, Inc.


Visit, BPI Sinag Challenge on Facebook and Twitter @bpisinag.