E: Dance Japan Philippines Vietnam, Dance

Top dancers from across Asia to perform exciting collaborative street dance show in Manila!

The Japan Foundation Asia Center and PARCO Co., Ltd. in collaboration with the De La Salle University Culture and Arts Office are pleased to present DANCE DANCE ASIA — Crossing the Movements in Manila. They feature a collaborative performance on street dance, hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary dance created by emerging directors and dancers from across Asia.

Dates: April 28, 2017 (Fri) 8:00pm and April 29, 2017 (Sat) 3:00 pm
Venue: Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, De La Salle University 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila

DANCE DANCE ASIA aspires to create new cultural currents by co-producing and staging street dance performances that encourage collaboration and interaction between dancers and artists in Asia. Over the past few years, street dance performances have attracted attention as a new style of artistic expression not only from dancers but also from theater, film, and performing artists. DANCE DANCE ASIA has played a leading role in this new movement in the region.

Admission: FREE ADMISSION. Registration is highly encouraged. Walk-ins welcome at a first-come, first-served basis. For reservations, go to http://ddamanila.eventbrite.com

The performance is in its fourth year and presents three performances, all which premiered in Tokyo last December 2016. Therefore, let us meet the directors and the teams!


Team MIKEY This team is led by MIKEY (TOKYO GEGEGAY), the first street dance artist to win the prestigious Japan Dance Forum Award. MIKEY has assembled BLACK LIP BOYZ, a wild and bewitching team of young male dancers especially formed for this performance. The luscious traps set in MIKEY’s unique world will lure you into a dance from which there is no escape. You’ll never think dance can be boring again!

Choreographed and Directed by MIKEY (TOKYO GEGEGAY) (Japan)
Assistant Director: BOW (Japan)
Performers: BLACK LIP BOYZ A-Yao Ninja (Taiwan), El-John (Philippines), kEnkEn (Japan) RenZ (Philippines), TeDoubleDy Teddy (Malaysia)

(c) Kayo Sekiguchi

Team VINCE Vince Mendoza has won titles at street dance contests all over the globe. Based partly on Mendoza’s life, Hilatas (The Light that Guides You) conjures up a vision of always looking forward in pursuit of your dreams, and never looking back even in the face of adversity. Witness history in the making with this masterpiece of a show that condenses a wide range of dance styles, from street to contemporary and acrobatics

Hilatas (The Light that Guides You)
Choreographed and Directed by Vince Mendoza “Crazybeans” (Philippines)
Performers: Bboy Allen (Philippines), Bird (Singapore), Khenobu (Malaysia), Naoko Matsuda (Japan), Rhosam V. Prudenciado Jr. “Sickledsam” (Philippines), Salt (Indonesia) Bass, Kubing (Philippine jaw harp): Carlo Bernardino (Philippines)

(c) Kayo Sekiguchi

Team LION T  It’s not about the money! As the leader of Big Toe Crew, Vietnam’s first hip-hop dance group, LION T has taken the dance world by storm. He has also produced stage shows in Europe and North America, and his diligence is not all for his own glory. In partnership with friends and family, his work is imbued with the sincere messages for building a better society that he wants to share with the world.

Choreographed and Directed by LION T (Vietnam)
Assistant Director: Maitinhvi (Vietnam)
Performers: C2Low (Vietnam), HOSHITO (Japan), Jackson Boogie J (Malaysia), Maitinhvi (Vietnam), MARIN (Japan), Michael Sim (Singapore)
Human Beatbox: MK (Vietnam)

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