Cultural Center of the PhilippinesPhilippines
Grants Awarded2013 | Theater | Philippines
ACC provided support to the Cultural Center of the Philippines to host musical theater workshops by New York-based specialists in vocal and physical technique, musci composition, choreography, and design for artists in the Philippines.2006 | Theater | China
to support the Bassac/Peking Opera Training Project, undertaken at the National Arts Center of the Philippines in February-March 20062004 | Theater | Philippines
to enable American director Loy Arcenas to mount a production of The Romance of Magno Rubio in Manila in August 20041995 | Dance | Asia General
to support research in Southeast Asia by Philippine choreographer Denisa Reyes in fall 19951973 | Dance | United States
to enable Pauline Koner, dancer and choreographer, New York, to serve as a visiting teacher, choreographer and consultant, assisted by by Evelyn Shepard, dance student, North Caolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem.
The CCP Choreographers Series launches with Koryolab – a presentation of short, but completed dance pieces by mid-career choreographers in a black box space, mentored intensively by the pioneers in contemporary dance. Six young choreographers will be premiering new and evocative works in this first-ever Koryolab.
2017 ACC grantee and performance artist Russ Ligtas, along with five dance artists, will premiere new and evocative works in “Koryolab”, which is directored by ACC alumnae Denisa Reyes (grantee 1995) and Myra Beltran (grantee 2011).
Mentors and Directors of the Choreographers Series are pioneers of contemporary dance in the Philippines led by ACC grantees DENISA REYES and MYRA BELTRAN. Like Denisa and Myra who embarked on their grants in 1995 and 2011, respectively, ACC grantee and performance artist Russ Ligtas also aims to make the best of his Philippine fellowship grant by meeting and learning from other multidisciplinary artists in New York City later this year.