Witness how social media and its depiction of today’s concept of beauty affects the mental health of youth in Ang Natutulog na si Byuti, a contemporary dance performance that brings light to self-acceptance and self-love.
A metaphorical retelling of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, Ang Natutulog na si Byuti narrates the story of 15-year-old Beauty, whose pursuit towards social media fame created a confident online persona that masks her burgeoning inferiority complex, anxiety and body image issues.
At a time wherein the opinion of social media influencers and followers shapes one’s perception of the self, this performance attempts to remind this generation’s youth of important values that go beyond aesthetics.
The adaptation is directed by former Ballet Philippines principal dancer Carissa Adea.
Written by homegrown talents and contemporary dancers Kayla Coseteng, Michelle Miranda, and Princess Balido, the show is performed by the internationally lauded Saint Benilde Romancon Dance Company (SBRDC) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
Ang Natutulog na si Byuti premieres online tomorrow (Sept. 25) at 6:00 p.m..The performance is free and open to the public. Watch through the group’s official Facebook account at https://www.facebook.com/romancondanceco.benilde.
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