NEW YORK — At the invitation of the newly launched US-Philippines Society in Washington, DC, the world-renowned Bayanihan, the national dance company of the Philippines, comes to the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center, New York City on November 1 at 8:00 pm with a fabulous repertory to thrill audiences once more.
Inspired by the Philippines’ indigenous Chinese, Spanish and Islamic cultures, the Bayanihan will offer five suites featuring a spectacular display of Philippine culture throughout the country’s 7,000 islands.
People Under the Sun captures the friendly sunny nature of Filipino country folk.
Mindanao Mosaic brings to life the Arabian and Indo-Malayan influences that settled on this vast island as early as the 14th century.
Intramuros of Memory depicts the pervasive echo of four centuries of Spanish influence on Filipino dance styles.
Amorsolo is Bayanihan’s tribute to the first national artist of the Philippines, Fernando Amorsolo.
Traditions Renewed breathe new life, meaning and feeling into ancient rituals in the highlands of Mindanao and the Sulu Archipelago.
For more than 50 years, the multi-awarded dance company, with its brightly colored costumes and breathtaking physical feats, has delighted audiences and critics in six continents and over 55 countries world-wide.
The first Filipino group to perform on Broadway in 1959, Bayanihan also has the distinction of being the first non-American dance company to take to the stage at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, as well as the first Philippine cultural group to perform in Russia, the People’s Republic of China and throughout South America.
The Bayanihan is the first in a series of cultural offerings from the US-Philippines Society. This Philippine Culture Series is envisioned to raise the profile of the Philippines, showcasing the best of the Philippines. Partnerships will be sought by the Society with top cultural institutions of the United States.
The gala performance in New York City is with the gracious patronage of Ambassador and Mrs. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. of the Philippine Embassy.
Tickets will be available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, CenterCharge 212- 721-6500 and at www.jalc.org. Tickets are $49-$89. For more information, please contact the US-Philippines Society at 202-525-3982.