Get ready to groove with Indak Pilipinas: Mga Tradisyon at Interpretasyon, the biggest folkloric dance showcase that gathers the best Filipino folk dance groups, happening on May 19 (Friday) and 20 (Saturday), 2023, 7pm, with 2pm matinee on Saturday, at Metropolitan Theater Manila.
The bi-annual dance event put the spotlight on the best folkloric groups and their best dance pieces choreographed and staged by Philippine National Artists for Dance and other respected personalities in the dance community to celebrate the spirit of the Filipino culture through dance.
Bringing to life the works of pioneering dance choreographers and staging unpublished dance materials and narratives are established professional dance groups such as Bayanihan, The National Folk Dance Company, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, the Philippine Barangay Folk Dance Troupe, the Kaloob, Music and Dance Ministry, and the SINDAW Philippines Performing Arts Guild.
Some of the best regional dance groups join the festival, including Kalilayan Folkloric Group, Sining Palawan Dance Troupe, and Irong-Irong Dance Company.
Featured school/University-based dance groups are: Bulacan State University Lahing Kayumanggi Dance Troupe, Centro Escolar University Folk Dance Troupe, Lyceum of the Philippines University Lahing Batangan Dance Troupe, Philippine High School for the Arts Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw, Philippine Normal University Kislap Sining Dance Troupe, Rizal Technological University Kultura Rizalia Dance Troupe, Technological University of the Philippines Kalinangan Dance Troupe, University of the East Silangan Dance Troupe, University of Santo Tomas Salinggawi Dance Troupe.
In line with the celebration of the National Heritage Month, the fourth edition of Indak Pilipinas perpetuates the promotion and preservation of the country’s diverse dance traditions and heritage, while continuing to define and sustain the national identity and help in the national development through performing arts and dance.
Led by overall director Generoso Caringal, with artistic consultant Dr. Larry Gabao, Indak Pilipinas is in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Philippine Folk Dance Society or Samahang Tagapagtaguyod ng Katutubong Sayaw ng Pilipinas.
Ticket prices are: Php 500 (Orchestra Center), Php 400 (orchestra sides), and Php300 (Balcony), with discounts for students, senior citizens, PWD and government employees. Fifty percent group discount for a minimum of 100 tickets.
For tickets and other inquiries, call the CCP Box Office: 8832-3704/8832-1125 local 1409, or check out Ticketworld. Visit the CCP website (www.culturalcenter.gov.ph) for more information. Follow the official CCP social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok for the latest updates.