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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.

Ang Natutulog na si Byuti, a metaphorical retelling of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, is the story of 15-year-old Beauty, whose pursuit of social media fame creates a confident online persona that masks her burgeoning inferiority complex, anxiety and body image issues.

At a time when the opinions of social media influencers and followers shape 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 acclaimed Saint Benilde Romancon Dance Company of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.

Ang Natutulog na si Byuti is free and is open to the public. The premiere online performance is on 25 September at 6 p.m. Watch through the group’s official Facebook account at www.facebook.com/romancondanceco.benilde.

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