P-NOiSE NORDLYS Contemporary Choreography, Dance and Performance Edition is happening in Manila on December 15-18, 2016.
20 Nordic dancers are coming to Manila for a series of performances that makes it the first event of its kind in the Philippines.
This is part of the 70th year of celebrating diplomatic relations between Denmark and the Philippines. Jan top Christensen, Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines, sees this as part of Denmark’s role of “Promoting and facilitating initiatives within the cultural field to further relations between people in Denmark and the Philippines.”
Walking and Still Performances
NORDLYS (“Northern Light”) is a collective of young Nordic artists that annually organizes a festival for innovative and experimental performance arts in Denmark. For its Manila showcase, the dance collective brings selected works into a series of walking performances to be held at the grand Metropolitan Theatre. This unique performance engages the audience with the performers to explore the majestic space of the Metropolitan Theatre – a last hurrah for the theatre before it closes for renovation.
Other performances and works will be featured at Pineapple Lab in Makati during the Opening and Closing Nights. Audiences can participate in talks, debates, master classes, and catch films and works of art by Filipino and Nordic artists.
P-NOiSE: Celebrating connectivity and culture
P-NOiSE has been an evolving organization with a steadfast aim of promoting arts, culture and exchange. According to Jacqueline Cagara Hansen, one of P-‐ NOiSE’s founders, “In 2012 I had the idea about sharing some Pinoy world music and teamed up with talents and passionate Copenhagen-‐based Project Managers. Since then, we’ve included contemporary dance, art, film and photography for festivals in Copenhagen and Paris. This year, we want to create history by bringing over nearly 20 artists from the Nordics to Manila because P-‐NOiSE is more than a festival, it’s a connection sharing art, culture and roots.”
The event is also supported by the National Center for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), NORDEN Nordic Culture Point, Nordisk Kulturfond, and Statens Kunstfond.