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The BLACK BOX is FIFTH WALL FEST’s very own space for engagement, interaction, and education. Transcending the traditional notion of a four-walled performance space, this platform opens dialogues for movement to all kinds of speakers, movers, and listeners—fostering interdisciplinary connections and a collective celebration of dance from all angles™.


9AM-5PM (GMT+8)

October 7 to 16

Beyond The Stage

UP Fine Arts Gallery

FIFTH WALL FEST celebrates dance from all angles and all corners of the world. Our third edition features film installations of Café Müller, Hoppla, Agnes Locsin Retrospective, and Movement In Focus: Japan. Four on-site collections rooted in diverse cultural contexts that capture the limitless experimentation between dance, film, and everyday life.

3PM-9PM (GMT+8)

October 9 and 11

'Kada Hakbang

Sine Pop

In collaboration with Archivo 1984, FIFTH WALL FEST presents a selection of Filipino film posters highlighting dance-themed titles spanning over the last 60 years

8PM-3AM (GMT+8)

October 15

When We Danced

PowerMac Center Spotlight

Ending the festivities with heightened energy—When We Danced is FIFTH WALL FEST’s grand closing party with the book launch of 90’s Manila rave scene photographer Eddie Boy Escudero’s “When We Danced”.

Witness movement captured in stills in a photo exhibit featuring the works of promising young Filipino photographers, Koji Arboleda and Renzo Navarro. Produced for and with FIFTH WALL FEST.

10AM-5PM (GMT+8)

October 7 to 16

Photo Exhibit

Tarzeer Pictures

FIFTH WALL FEST is proud to present a lineup of dance films making their world and Asian premieres, ranging from up-coming titles to colored and black-and-white. Experience these dance films in cinema at Sine Pop on October 9 and 11.


Happy Days Are Here Again
Temporary Fix

October 9, 6:00 PM—8:00 PM
October 11, 3:00—5:00 PM and 8:00 PM—10:00PM

Evening With Taglioni

October 11, 5:00—7:30 PM 


Varying Times

October 9 and 11

In Theater Film Screenings

Sine Pop


3PM-4:30PM (GMT+8)

October 15

Elements of a Dance Film

with Enrico Meijer


Take the first step to pushing beyond the walls with a basic workshop on dance filmmaking with Enrico Meijer. Strengthen the use of the genre together with FIFTH WALL FEST. This event is in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands and Cinedans.


Explore the intricate relationship between sound and body with a movement workshop by Mitsuyo Uesugi. Prepare water, a towel, some space, and music you want to dance to. This event is in partnership with the Japan Foundation Manila, Dance and Media Japan, Dance Archive Network.


2:30PM-4PM (GMT+8)

October 14

Filling Body with Sound

​with Mitsuyo Uesugi

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