WiFiBody 7: Independent Contemporary Dance Festival

WiFi Body 7 Contemporary Dance Festival Manila_Joanna LerioPresented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Contemporary Dance Network Manila in cooperation with The National Commission for Culture and the Arts and Japan Foundation at Tanghalang Huseng Batute from July 18-20, 2014

The festival featured choreography dance pieces as well as by winners of past WiFi Body Fest. Site performances and dance forum were also experienced at CCP.



In the final day of the festival, visiting Filipino-Canadian artist Alvin Tolentino along with choreographer Denisa Reyes awarded the first Alvin Tolentino Choreographer’s Award which will be given every two years as support for Filipino dancers. The awardee this year is Ea Torrado of Daloy Dance Company.

While the WiFi Body Fest concludes this year, the Contemporary Dance Choreographer’s Competition will be sustained in the platform of Yokohama Dance Collection by Yokohama Arts Foundation.

Russ Ligtas at Wifi Body 7_Photo Joanna Lerio

“Am, but” by Russ Ligtas.

Rhosam Prudenciado, Mia Cabalfin-WifiBody7_Photo Joanna Lerio

“Housewarming” by Rhosam Prudenciado and Mia Cabalfin.

Dance Pull Project Bacolod_Photo Joanna Lerio

Still from Video clip of Dance Pull Project Bacolod.

Performance Pieces

“Navigating Presence”

IndepenDance Lab A
“Housewarming” by Rhosam Prudenciado Jr. and Mia Cabalfin

IndepenDance Lab B
“Am, but” by Russ Ligtas
“Megalomania” by Christine Crame

Uncensored Bodies Dance Film UP FIlm Institute
“A Work in Progress” by Ruelo Lozendo
“Talk Dance”: a Choreographer’s Forum

IndepenDance Lab C
“Tono” (Voice from the Regions) by Dwight Rodrigazo, Noel Garrovillo, Eli Jacinto, Chantal Primero and Nicole Primero

IndepenDance Lab D
“The Sky Changed” by Herbert Alvarez, Jed Amihan and PJ Rebullida

Dance on Site A
“Macho Dancer” by Eisa Jocson

New Choreographers Competition Set A

New Choreographers Competition Set B

IndepenDance Lab E
“En Route” by Zyda Marie Baaya, Sarah Samaniego and Al Bernard Garcia

Awarding of Alvin E. Tolentino Awardee and New Choreographers Awards

Dance on Site B
“Space” by Jun Saagundo, Mark Rosaroso and Rudolph Segundo

See more photos at Islang Malaya.

About Joanna Lerio

cultural journalist, multidisciplinary artist, educator, traveller, dreamer, yogini, vegetarian, advocate Facebook.com/JoannaLerioOfficial Youtube.com/juanalily Juanalily.wordpress.com/ Juanalilytravels.dreamtrips.com/refer Twitter.com/JoannaLerio Facebook.com/linanganng.kulturangpilipino Artistswelfare.org/join-us/
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