The Cultural Center of the Philippines


October 20, 21, & 22, 2023 | 8:00 PM

Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (CCP Black Box Theater)


The third tier of the CCP Choreographers Series, NeoFilipino is a contemporary dance show that features collaborations between established Filipino choreographers and distinguished artists of other art forms.

NeoFilipino: In-transit invites individuals to fully immerse in the liminality of an ongoing journey. The transitional passage between Point A and B signifies not only a movement towards a return, but also a forging of new pathways through transitory states. The trio of choreographers – Jay Cruz, Al Garcia, and Christine Crame – share a common thread of experience with NeoFilipino – having traversed different territories and now returning as we revive the program back to live performances.


Ticket Price: Php500


  • 20% for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel
  • 50% for Students

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Christine Crame: “Bicol Train Express”

Bicol Express is a docu-dance; a pensive exploration of the local Philippine Train Ride based on the choreographer’s real-life experience during her three-day Bicol train immersion that will involve real-life narratives and facts. It relates the meaning of human and mechanical motion into movement which will be evident in the movement exploration of departing and arrival.


Tuxqs Rutaquio

Sari Saysay

Collaborators: Dancers: Benilde Dance Program

Music by : Siyak of Sining Banwa (Bicol)

 Jose Jay Cruz: (TBD)

Jay Cruz’s work is structured as a crowd sourcing that gathers various in different dance studios as “stations” of gathering culminating in a performance of his version of The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky.

Co-Producers: Cheska Casauay

Collaborator: Regina Lasan

Al Bernard Garcia: LaoWaiLao 《老外勞》

This immersive performance is a montage of the choreographer’s four-year journey as a foreigner in Taiwan, guiding the audience through the significant images that he encounters everyday. Different movements of peoples and the new environment that he is in. This is an experience about Taiwan through the lens of a Filipino.

Co-Producers: Hiraya Fellowship Program, Guang Ming College

Collaborating Artists:

Sarah Samaniego

Wynvel “Wewe” Anguren

Mary Evangeline Recto

Jai Nacionales

Marco Mermida

Janina Garciso

Chan Rabutazo

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