January 10, 2018

MNLLikha x Sipat Lawin Ensemble to present RE/PLAY Dance Edit at Circuit Makati

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  • MNLLikha x Sipat Lawin Ensemble, in collaboration with Offsite Dance Project, a group from Japan  will be presenting RE/PLAY Dance Edit at the Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, on January 13 and 14, 2018.

    RE/PLAY is the brainchild of Junnosuke Tada, a renowned Japanese theater maker, and made the production in 2011 for his theater company Tokyo Deathlock. It is a production that will bring together dance artists from the Philippines, Japan, and Cambodia to create a version of Tada’s work tailored for Manila audiences.

    REPLAY Dance Edit Singapore /PHOTO Hiroshi Ake

    It explores the intent and meaning of re-production through bodily repetition of physical movement. Performers dance to the tune of pop music until they collapse from exhaustion, only to get up and repeat the process.  This controversial work has an endless structure that subverts the reason and meaning of dance and reveals the urgency of life and chaotic nature of contemporary society.

    The first international collaboration was presented in Singapore in 2016 and was co-produced with TheatreWorks, followed by a second collaboration in Cambodia in 2017. For 2018, the Manila collaboration will be co-presented by performance-maker Eisa Jocson with MNLLikha Arts Agency and contemporary performance company the Sipat Lawin Ensemble.

    REPLAY Dance Edit Singapore /PHOTO Law Kian Yan

    Alongside Eisa Jocson, the Filipino dance artists joining the Manila iteration of the performance are Irish Paul Mendoza, Carissa Adea, and John Paul Ortenero. Aside from these performers, they will also be joined by foreign performers like Narim Nam and Sophal Sor from Cambodia, and Kitamari and Sachi Masuda from Japan.

    Regular tickets are priced at Php 500. A 50% discount will be given to students who will present their valid school IDs.

    For questions, reservations, and other inquiries, you may contact MNLLikha at 0971-506-4517.

    What: RE/PLAY Dance Edit
    When: January 13 and 14, 2018 (7:00 PM Onwards)
    Where: Power Mac Center Spotlight, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati
    Ticket Price:

    • Regular Tickets- Php 500
    • Students -Php 250

    This is a press release from the Japan Foundation, Manila. Minor edits were made before publishing.
    Image Source: REPLAY Dance Edit Singapore by Hiroshi Ake, REPLAY Dance Edit Singapore by Law Kian Yan

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