Wifi Body 5: Independent Contemporary Dance Festival

The Wifibody 5 Contemporary Dance Workshops at the Bulwagang Amado Hernandez will be an exciting opportunity for teachers and dance enthusiasts to engage in the allure of the moving body, as seasoned artists/choreographers share their processes and movement vocabulary in classes for deepening your dance experience. We are now accepting expressions of interest from corporate/school groups and individuals to be part of this exhilarating component of the festival. Please find below the workshop times, artist profiles and registration info.

Friday, July 2 11:00am - 2:00pm | Facilitator: Christine Crame Santillan
Christine Crame Santillan was a member of Ballet Philippines from 1994-2006 where she essayed major roles in the company’s repertoire, including the lead in Darna, Cinderella, Snow White, Peter Pan, Noche Buena among others. As dance teacher she has taught at CCP Dance School, STEPS Dance Studio and is currently the main instructor and choreographer at Saint Benilde Romancon Dance Company which she has led to excellence in performance leading to a Championship in the College Contemporary / Jazz category of Dream Celebration. Ms. Santillan’s entry to the wifi body New Choreographers Competition 2008, “Bounce” was proclaimed audience winner.

Saturday, July 3 11:00am - 2:00pm | Facilitator: Herbert Alvarez
Herbert is a solid product of the College of Music Dance Program at the UP Diliman under Prof. Steve Villaruz, he serves as one of UP Dance Company’s Artistic Director and choreographer. He premiered numerous pieces for the wifi BODY Series at the CCP and the Yearly Contemporary Dance Map. He won the second prize at the New Choreographers Competition of the wifi body 2 for his piece, “Lamentations”. Together with Ma. Elena Laniog, they received the Student’s Achievement given by UP President, Emerlinda Roman for their choreography, “Pedro Kusinero: A Philippine Petrushuska”.

Sunday, July 4 11:00am - 2:00pm | Facilitator: Jed Amihan
Jed is a member of Airdance, and trained under Paul Morales, Dwight Rodrigazo, Jethro Pioquinto, Bunny Brendia. He was a finalist of the New Choreographers Competition at Wifi Body Festival 2008, and distinguished himself with his dynamic movement vocabulary. He participated in Wifi Body 2009’s Second Step and his choreographic work for Airdance, such as “Monolove,” are stable pieces in the repertoire. Jed is also an excellent contemporary dance teacher.

Tickets to the workshops are P250.00 per participant or you may avail of our Festival Passes for
a. P1,600.00 • One seat to all the shows and to all the workshops,
b. P800.00 • One slot to all the workshops PLUS one seat to any shows of your choice OR
• One seat to three shows of your choice PLUS one slot to a
workshop of your choice.

Contact: 0917-5760212 / 0917-5269724
E-mail: danceforum.mb@gmail.com or wifibody@yahoo.com