Bayanihan to perform at JALC Nov. 1

Bayanihan Dance Company

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 on November 1 at 8 p.m. with a repertory inspired by the Philippines’ indigenous Chinese, Spanish and Islamic cultures.

The Bayanihan will offer five suites featuring a display of Philippine culture throughout the country’s 7,000 islands. “People Under the Sun” captures the friendly 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 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” breathes new life and meaning to 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 dance feats, has delighted audiences and critics in more than 55 countries around the world. 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 U.S.-Philippines Society. This Philippine Culture Series is envisioned to raise the profile of the Philippines, according to a press release.

Tickets will be available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, CenterCharge 212- 721-6500 and at Tickets are $49-$89. For more information, please contact the U.S.-Philippines Society at 202-525-3982.

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