THE RIGHTS of indigenous people to use their ancestral land and the issues of mining and its harmful effects on the natural environment are at the center of Mulat: Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat, a dance directed and choreographed by Justin Ray Diolazo. The ballet follows Liway and her spirit guardian, Maria Sinukuan, the divinity of Mt. Arayat, as they act to protect their community from the encroachment of mining companies. Written by Nicko de Guzman, with music by Paulo Estero, Mulat stars Angela Sison, Alyana Tolentino, Cheska Vasallo, Christian Cusi, Doori Chin, Gianina David, Inah Abrasaldo, Khylle Paulino, Kyle Confessor, Neil John Casagan, Ruthame Hurtado, Yella Carlos, and Zyra Verastique. Mulat is a production by the DLS-CSB Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance program in collaboration with the Benilde Arts Management Program, the Office of Culture and Arts-Saint Benilde Romançon Dance Company, and spot.ph. Performances will be on July 28, 7 p.m., and on July 29, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Black Box Theater, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts Campus, 950 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila. For inquiries and ticket reservation, call 0917-842-5013, 0917-665-6339, or visit the Mulat booth at the 9th floor hallway of the School of Design and Art Campus.