The Cultural Center of the Philippines and

Daloy Dance Company

in cooperation with Goethe Institut Philippinen


January 27, 2023 | 7:30 PM

Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (CCP Black Box Theater)


Daloy Dance Company and Joy Alpuerto Ritter, proudly brings Joy and Daloy to the CCP stage in a one-night-only show. The Twinbill production of “Joy and Daloy” will feature ItikLandia and BABAE which will showcase a mix of creative choreography, exploration of compelling themes, and fusion of traditional Filipino elements with contemporary expressions that will help foster a deeper appreciation for contemporary dance.


ItikLandia was created by the creative minds at Daloy Dance Company during their residency at the British School Manila in 2023. The piece serves as a physical hymn to the natural world we all share, live in, and depend upon. It was inspired by the traditional Filipino folk dance “Itik-iti”.. “ItikLandia” offers a singular and thought-provoking perspective that will captivate audiences and inspire a deeper connection with their cultural roots by fusing elements of Filipino heritage with modern expressions.


Joy Alpuerto Ritter, a renowned performer with a background in contemporary dance, created and performed “Babae,” a remarkable 30-minute solo performance piece. Joy’s work reimagines the mystical rituals and power summoning associated with women as witches by drawing inspiration from Mary Wigman’s “Witch Dance.” Joy presents a mesmerizing interplay between the animalistic and sensual aspects of ritual and power by combining her training in Philippine folk dance, classical and contemporary styles, as well as hip hop and voguing. Through “Babae,” she challenges and reimagines ideas of femininity while showcasing the power, poise, and resiliency unique to the female experience.


Ticket Price: Php 1,500 – Regular Price

Discount:  50% for students and dance artists, 20% for PWD, Senior Citizens, National Athletes, Military & Government Employees  

Tickets available at Ticketworld


Joy Alpuerto Ritter known as Joy was born in 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She moved to Germany with her mother when she was 4 years old and grew up in Freiburg im Breisgau where she took her first Ballet classes at the Ballettstudio Krain. In these 10 years, she was trained in Ballet and Jazz and took part in the RAD (Royal Academy of Dance), dance competitions, ballet performances and shows with the Philippine and Polynesian Culture Dance Group that was led by her mother. At the age of 17, she was accepted at the Palucca Dance School in Dresden, Germany and graduated with a diploma in 2004. After that, she started working as a contemporary freelance dancer in and around Berlin with choreographers like: Christoph Winkler, Anja Kozik, Constanza Macras, Wangramirez, and Heike Hennig. During this time, she expanded her repertoire in Hip Hop/ New Style, Breakdancing, and Voguing and took part in several dance battles like Voguing out Berlin, Defipayette, Funkin stylz, and Juste Debout. She was also a member of the Hip Hop Girls Crew “Mrs. Kill Bill” in Berlin.


Daloy Dance Company started with artistic director Ea Torrado’s vision of generating  daring and evocative dance theatre pieces with an ever-evolving group of dancers, actors and artists from diverse backgrounds. Nominated by Aliw Awards as Best Dance Company in 2017, Daloy Dance Company interweaves dance, theatre and improvisation to create inventive and thought-provoking works. Daloy is committed to the appreciation and critical understanding of dance by realizing the creation of new choreographies by Ea Torrado and her collaborators and guest artists. Since its establishment in 2014, Daloy has made waves in the Manila art scene with polymorphic productions that play with the boundaries of contemporary dance (Pieces of Me, The Sky Changed, Inter/Act); while other critically acclaimed works (Dysmorphilia, Canton, and Himalaya) invited audiences to both question and celebrate societal culture. With its strong collaborative thrust, the company has worked with notable visual artists in various museums and galleries in the Philippines.

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