Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jean Marc Cordero as Apolinario Mabini in "La Revolucio Filipina"

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Jean Marc Cordero discovered dance through theater arts. As a Theater Arts major at the Philippine High School for the Arts, he performed the lead in the dance-drama Ang Hatol ng Guhit na Bilog, which was collaborated on by Agnes Locsin, Shamaine Buencamino, and Biag Gaongen, and performed at the 8th Asian Arts Festival in China. With Tanghalang Pilipino, he performed in The Slanting Dance of the Buluklik Hawks directed by Fernando Josef and choreographed by Agnes Locsin.

At age 18, he joined BP as a scholar with Noordin Jumalon as his teacher, and was promoted to apprentice a year later. He became a company member in 2007, and his training continued under Augustus Damian III and Alan Hineline. He has since performed in all of BP’s productions including principal roles in La Revolucion Filipina, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Peter Pan, Crisostomo Ibarra, and Don Quixote among others. He has a Bachelor of Performing Arts Major in Dance from De La Salle—College of Saint Benilde.

He competed at the 2007 New York International Ballet Competition and became the first Filipino male to reach the semifinals at the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition. He won the 2010 Gawad Buhay Outstanding Male Lead Performer in a Modern Dance Production for his work in Crisostomo Ibarra and the award for Outstanding Male Featured Performance for Sleeping Beauty in 2011.

He also won the Lead role in a Russian Ballet performance at the First Boston International Ballet Competition. Jean Marc won a Special Jury Award for Best Pas de Deux Technique at the 2012 Helsinki International Ballet Competition in Finland. He was also a finalist at the 6th Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Competition held in March 2013.

Agnes Locsin’s La Revolucion Filipina will be performed at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) from July 25 to 27, 2014.

The show is at 3pm and 8 pm (Friday and Saturday) and 2pm and 6pm (Sunday).

Call Ticketworld 891-9999.

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