Scientist Profile


Basilio Esteban Villaruz

Dancer, Outstanding Achievement in Dance Research (2003)

Expertise: Humanities, Dance, Dance, Theater and Literatue

Dr. Basilio Esteban Villaluz, is recognized for his important contributions in the field of artist–-art critic and researcher at UP Diliman College of Music praised for being a pedagogue and critic whose encyclopedic writings and holistic creations in the field of dance transcend art criticism, journalism, dance ethnology, history, philosophy, literature, anthropology, music, and the humanities.


Professor/Artistic Director, College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Professor VIII, College o Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City


    • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Member
    • Educational Association of the Philippines, Consultant /Choreography Workshop
    • Bagong Lumad Artist Foundation , Consultant/Social Artistry Workshop Nationwide


    • University of the Philippines, External Assessor for Promotions, 2009


    • Outstanding Achievement in Dance Research, Congress on Research in Dance (CORD), USA, 2003 Ag
    • Outstanding Achievement in Dance Research, Taipei National University of Arts, 2004 Ag
    • Artist Productivity Award, University of the Philippines, 2009-2010
    • National Research Council of the Philippines Achievement Award in Humanities, NRCP, 2006
    • MMC Professorial Chair, Metro Manila Commission, 2006


    • Appropriating Ethnicities: Dance Discourses within a Country-Philippines [Completed]
    • Treading Through 45 Years of Philippine Dance [On-going]
    • A Retrospect of Transcepts: Ballets in Memory and History (Book) [On-going]

Papers Presented

    • Appropriating Etanicities: Dance discourses within a country - Philippines, UP C0llege of Music for the Metro Manila commission


    • Benesh Institute, London, Advaced Diploma, 1980


    • Villaruz, B.E., (2005) Stage/State-Managing Ethnicity and Identity in Philippine Dance in Time and Space in Asian Context: Contemporary Dance in Asia, Urmimala Sarkar Munsi, ed. Calcutta
    • World Dance Alliance-West Bengal
    • Villaruz, B.E., (2005) Hydra Head: Choreography to Criticism in Glogal and Local Dance in Performance. Mohd Anis Md Nor and Revathi Murngappan
    • Kuala Lumpur: Cultural Centre University of Malaya and Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage
    • Villaruz, B.E., (2009) Staged aesthetical and politics of Ramayama in the Philippines and other Cultural Routes
    • Dance International Conference on Dance Research, New Delhi india International Center
    • Villaruz, B.E., (2009) Creating studies in five relevant lessons
    • Sining Bayan : Art of Nation Building-Social Artistry Fieldbook, UN Development Program-Philippines, Bagong Lumad Artists Foundation
    • Villaruz, B.E., (2009 N 29) World Dance Alliance-India, New Delhi
    • India International Center
    • Villaruz, B.E., (2006) Treading Through: 45 years of Philippine dance
    • Quezon City University of the Philippine Press
    • Villaruz, B.E., (2006) Ramon A. Obuson: A Life Into Rite in 2006 Order of National Artists
    • "Trans. Ritual Na Buhay" by Galileo S. Zafra


    • Choreographic Workshops for National Comission for Culture and Arts, 2005, Cebu, Koronadal, Davao, Iligan, Maragusan (Compostela Valley) Tanauan
    • Suumer Seminar-Workshops for Special Program for the Arts, 2005, National High School , Dept. of Education-Teachers Camp, Baguio City