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July 31, 2011

Cory The Musical

Cory, The Musical slated for August

Isay Alvarez as Cory and Sherwin Sozon as Ninoy Aquino
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The original musical that paid tribute to the sacrifices of Ninoy and Cory Aquino will be re-staged on the occasion of Ninoy’s death anniversary come Aug. 20 and 21 at the Meralco Theater. Directed by Nestor Torre and produced by Buhay Isang Awit Foundation of Bing Pimentel, Cory, The Musical was first shown in 2008, before the death of former Pres. Aquino.

The 19 songs composed by Pimentel relate the story of both Ninoy and Cory, their love for each other and the country which led to Cory’s ascendancy to the presidency to help restore democracy. As in the past staging, lead performers are Isay Alvarez as Cory, opera singer Sherwin Sozon as Ninoy, Robert Seña as Ferdinand Marcos, Pinky Marquez as Imelda Marcos and Tommy Abuel as the reporter. All cleared their calendars to make way for rehearsals and repeat staging of the musical.

The play delineates how they met, how as wife and mother Cory kept to the background while providing the sturdy support to her husband, before finally evolving into the strong woman who rallied the Filipino people to seek an end to the 20 years of dictatorship.

After watching the musical, former solicitor general Frank Chavez commented: “The stage musical is a wonderful concatenation of the talents of Bing Pimentel, Nestor Torre and Isay Alvarez and the entire cast…a timely reminder, particularly during these times of oppression and unabashed corruption that the time has come once again to rally the people to man the ramparts of freedom and good governance.”

For details, call Marichelle Torres of St. James College at 926-3930 for Aug. 20, 2:30 p.m. matinee performance; Clarisse or Maelyn at 882-0678 loc. 307 for Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. show; and Isabel Hillerstam of Noble Life International at 0922-8438397 for Aug. 21, 8 p.m. show.

CCP Calendar of Events - August 2011

CCP HOLDS OPEN FORUM ON KULO EXHIBIT

The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents “DAKDAKAN: KULÔ” An Open Forum on 05 August 2011, 2-5pm at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery).

“KULÔ” is a group exhibition at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Gallery showing until August 21, 2011. It was launched on June 17 on the occasion of CCP’s celebration of Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday. This exhibit was proposed to the CCP as the artists’ response to this important celebration, and makes the connection as well to the 400th year of the University of Santo Tomas. All the artists present themselves as Thomasians, products of the same institution, and thus regard to share a particular history and educational experience with Rizal.

As the curators organized it, the exhibit called for direct or indirect representations, portrayals and recollections of Rizal as explored through traditional mediums, multimedia installations and graphic design. It hopes to contribute to the discourses of the pen and the sword, and of education and revolution— topics that continue to implicate Filipino artists and thinkers, who are conscious of the historical occasion and dialogue between Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday and the country’s oldest university’s 400th year celebration as an educational institution. This is more than a showcase of new or past works; but more of a gathering of ideas and ideologies, principles and disciplines, and past and present dialogues.

“KULÔ” is not an official project of the UST; it is the initiative of the artists and curators involved in the exhibit.

Now placed in the greater public eye is the current controversy sparked by one of the works, specifically “Poleteismo” by Mideo Cruz, an installation that has been exhibited since 2002 in venues such as the Loyola School of Theology in Ateneo de Manila University, UP Vargas Museum, Kulay Diwa in Paranaque City, and was also featured in the music video of Anghel sa Lupa by Stonefree. The “KULÔ” edition of this work has elicited protest from individuals and groups. Archbishop Oscar Cruz, former president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, has called for a boycott of the exhibit. Other organizations have also called for the removal of Cruz’s work, and even for the closure of the exhibit.

Two constitutional rights have come into collision through this issue. On one hand is of course the artist’s freedom of expression, against which stands the complaint that the artwork is deemed to discriminate against religious belief.

The CCP accepted the exhibition proposal and the artworks therein based on the determination that the premise of the exhibit and the works in question are legitimate art expressions by artists who have already established reputable track records through national and global awards, grants and expositions. Nonetheless, the CCP maintains that public reaction must be heard and addressed through structured and peaceful means.

In recognition of such valid concerns, the CCP is organizing a public forum on 05 August 2011, 2:00 to 5:00pm at the Main Gallery, 3rd Floor CCP Main Building, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Educators, representatives of religious organizations, art practitioner and experts on culture and law will be invited to set the points of analysis and study with the aim of promoting exchange, and more importantly, the commitment for tolerance in both areas of art and religious practice.

Dakdakan is an educational program of the CCP Visual Arts and Museo Division. The forum is free and open to the public, within the recommended capacity of the venue. Confirmation and seat reservation are encouraged. Please contact CCP Visual Arts and Museo Division at tel. 8323702 / 8321125 locals 1504 + 1505.

July 30, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - August 2011

CLASSICAL CHAMPS: A CONCERT OF NAMCYA WINNERS AT CCP

RECENT winners of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) will be featured in a concert on August 2, 2011, Tuesday, 8 PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) in collaboration with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), with Maestro Olivier Ochanine conducting. Entitled Classical Champs: A Concert of NAMCYA Winners, the concert will showcase young soprano Myramae T. Meneses, guitarist Franco Raymundo Moscardon Maigue and pianists Albert Roldan and Mikhail Lastrilla.

The program will open with Brahms’ Tragic Overture by the PPO with Maestro Olivier Ochanine conducting. The rest of the programme includes Mozart’s Alleluja from ‘Exsultate Jubilate,’ Velez’ Sa Kabukiran, Donizetti’s Prendi per me sei from ‘L’elisir d’amore’ and So anchio la virtu magica from ‘Don Pasquale’ to be performed by soprano Myramae T. Meneses; Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez to performed by guitarist Franco Raymundo Moscardon Maigue; and Poulenc’s Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra to performed by pianists Albert Roldan and Mikhail Lastrilla.

A NAMCYA 2010 1st prize winner, Myramae Tapia Meneses is a third year college student at St. Scholastica's College, Manila, taking up Bachelor of Music, majoring in voice, minor in piano and a Battig Music Foundation scholar. At 18 years of age, she is the youngest among the NAMCYA participants, having been awarded the lone top prize for Category C (female sub-category), which is the highest level for the National vocal competition. Aside from being a student of soprano Camille Lopez-Molina, Myramae has been a member-soloist of the St. Scholastica's High School Glee Club, a violinist, and trained under the PREDIS, a teaching program for strings of the St. Scholastica's College, Manila School of Music.

Guitarist Franco Raymundo Moscardon Maigue is first prize winner of the 2005 Competitions for Young Artists and top prizewinner of the 2002 and 2009 National Music Competitions for Young Artists. He was also featured as a soloist accompanied by the Manila Symphony Orchestra at the First Philippine International Guitar Festival in 2010. Aside from being a captivating solo performer, he is an active chamber musician, having been a member of several groups including the UP Guitar Orchestra, Kithara Quartet, Abelardo Guitar Quartet and the UP Jazz Ensemble. He finished his Bachelor of Music degree at the UP College of Music, cum laude.

Albert Napoleon J. Roldan started taking piano lessons at the age of four. He studied with esteemed piano mentors Asuncion Laureola, Dean Mauricia Borromeo, Prof. Augusto A. Espino and Prof. Luci A. Magalit, all from the University of the Philippines College of Music. He recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance, performing Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto with the Metro Manila Community Orchestra in his recital. For the past 18 years, Albert has performed in different venues such as the Abelardo Hall in UP Diliman, St. Cecilia’s Hall in St. Scholastica Manila, Philamlife Auditorium, Fleur-de-lis Auditorium in St. Paul’s Manila, The Discovery Suites, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bayanihan Hall of United Laboratories, Molina Hall of BDO (formerly PCIBank) Tower, the UP Vargas Museum, Benpres Museum, GSIS Museum, Greenhills Christian Fellowship Ortigas, Concert at the Park, Paco Park Presents, Shangri-la Makati and the Asian Theological Seminary. He played once for the Manila Chamber Singers and performed avant-garde music compositions for the Manila Composers' Lab (2010). He has also been featured in the Philippine Daily Inquirer (2002), on AM radio (DZUP) and on national television (PTV 4).

Mikhail Lastrilla has been playing the piano for almost 10 years. In 2008, he won 1st prize at the UP College of Music Piano Competition. In 2010, he was a top-prize winner at NAMCYA. He has also participated in international music festivals, such as OPUSFEST 2008 and the Manila Composer’s Lab 2010. He is currently studying music in the UP College of Music.

For ticket inquiries, contact the CCP Box Office at 8323704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999, or call the CCP Music Division at 832-1125 loc. 1604-1605.

July 29, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - July 2011

PHILIPPINE BARANGGAY FOLK DANCE TROUPE CELEBRATES 65th YEAR WITH GALA SHOW AT CCP


On July 30, 2011, the Cultural Center of the Philippinesand the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe (PBFDT) celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the PBFDT – the longest running folk dance troupe in the country, founded in 1946 by Dr Paz-Cielo A Belmonte – with their their gala show 'Balangay' at 7 PM and a matinee at 2 PM at the CCP Main Theater.

Balangay is a traditional boat used for centuries by fisher folk reaching the shores of the Philippines, and in the context of the PBFDT anniversary, connotes a vessel which in the span of 65 years have sailed the oceans of the world to many different countries, cities and stages. Bringing with it an open window to what is the complex and culturally rich history of the Philippines.

The show is a tribute to the PBFDT's founder and artistic director's life long dedication, passion and love for her work as a researcher, teacher and choreographer, showcasing original works which the dance troupe is renowned for on both the national and international stage.

Tickets are priced at Php 600 Orchestra Center, Php 500 Orchestra Right, Php 500 Orchestra Left, Php 400 Balcony I, Php 300 Balcony II. For tickets and more information, call CCP Box Office 832 3704 and Ticketworld 891 9999 or visit the CCP website at www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the PBFDT at www.pbfdt.com and email admin@pbfdt.com

CCP Calendar of Events - August 2011

AUGUST

02
CLASSICAL CHAMPS A concert of recent winners of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists
(NAMCYA)
Category: music
Recent young and talented winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) soprano Myramae Meneses, guitarist Franco Maigue, and pianists Albert Roldan and Mikhail Lastrilla take centerstage as they perform with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Maestro Olivier Ochanine, conductor. Programme:Velez’ Sa Kabukiran, Mozart’s Alleluja from “Exultate Jubilate,” Donizetti’s Prendi per me sei from L’elisia d’amore and So anchio la virtu magica from Don Pasquale to be performed by Myramae Meneses, Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez to be performed by Franco MaiguePoulenc’s Concerto in D Minor for two pianos and orchestra to be performed by Albert Roldan and Mikhail Lastrilla.
Time: 8:00 PMVenue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Ticket Prices: Php 900 / 700 / 500 / 2000

04-06
THE RETURN OF THE COMEBACK OF THE NEW AND IMPROVED HARING +UBUL
(SIPAT LAWIN ENSEMBLE)
Category: Theater
Sipat Lawin Ensemble presents The Return of the Comeback of the New and Improved Haring +Ubu-L, the interative device-work adaptation of Alfred Jarry's avant-garde work of UBU Roi. Launched last year, the work served as a pre-elections and post-elections investigation of Philippine politics, culture and society. This 2011 version aims to revisit and investigate its subjects as represented by the audiences and their consciousness. Now, in 5-d.
Time: 3 PM August 5 & 6/ 8 PM August 4,5,6 Venue: Tanghalang Huseng Batute
Ticket Prices: Php 300 regular price, Php 200 for students. Senior citizen discounts available

5 – 07

SAYAW AT GALAW RIZALIANA

(Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group)
Category: dance
“Sayaw at Galaw Rizaliana” is ROFG’s contribution to the nation’s celebration of Jose Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary. Drawing from the vast research of the late National Artist for Dance, Ramon Arevalo Obusan, the performances will showcase through songs and dances the milieu Rizal was familiar with -- from his childhood to his travels and writings.
Date & Time: August 5, 2011 at 8:00 PM / August 6-7, 2011 at 3:00 PM
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

05 – 28
NOLI ME TANGERE

(Tanghalang Pilipino)
Category: theater
In honor of Jose Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary, the critically acclaimed musical adapted by Ryan Cayabyab from Rizal’s most famous work with libretto by National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera, will be re-staged with costume and set design by National Artist Salvador Bernal. This production of “Noli Me Tangere”, in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) will also serve as
the launch of the national Campaign urging high school students to join forces with the Kabataang Rizal Movement in order to promote the ideals of Rizal and his vision for the Philippines.
Date & Time: August 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2011 at 8:00 PM / August 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM &
8:00 PM / August 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2001 at 3:00 PM
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Ticket Price: Php 1,000Discounts: Students and senior citizens discount available.





12 – 14
ENCANTADA

(Ballet Philippines)
Category: dance
Ballet Philippines’ 42nd season celebrates the Faces of Eve opening with “Encantada”, Agnes Locsin’s first major modern ballet, returning to the CCP Main Theater stage.Featuring an original score by Joey Ayala, this environmentally themed work depicts man’s destruction of nature and its consequences. Witness the lamentation and search for redemption of the “Encantada” and how her indomitable spirit mirrors our own quest for a sustainable world.
Date & Venue: August 12-13, 2011 at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM / August 14, 2011 at 10:00AM & 3:00 PM
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Ticket Prices: Evening shows: Php 1,200 (OC) /1,000(OS) / 1,200 (PB) / 1,000 (LB) / 800 (UB) /
600 (BIC) / 500 (BIS) / 400 (BII C&S)Matinee shows: Php 600 (OC) / 500 (OS) / 600 (PB) / 500 (LB)
/ 400 (UB) / 300 (BI C&S) / 200 (BII C&S).

17
REYNALDO REYES: BEETHOVEN PIANO SONATAS (CONCERT III)
Category: music
Renowned US-based mullti-awarded Filipino concert pianist and pedagogue Reynaldo Reyes performs his third in a series of three concerts on selected Beethoven sonatas. Programme: Sonata in E Major, opus 109 (1820),Sonata in A flat Major, opus 26, no.12 (1801)Sonata in C Major, opus 2 no.3 (1796)
Date & Time: August 17, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)Ticket Price: Php 800

18 – 20
PHILIPPINESCAPE, THROUGH THE EYES OF DANCE

(Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company)
Category: dance
The rhythms and colors of island Philippines. This suite is a fitting finale as it celebrates the spirit of the Filipinos in their love for traditions, their lover for nature and the environment. This includes Bayanihan’s tribute to the master, National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, who gave life to the Philippine countryside and its unique traditions in his masterpieces. Dances inspired by the studies done in partnership with the local governments of General Trias and Noveleta, Cavite and Iloilo are recreated in this final musical extravaganza.Programme: Amorsolo Kasilyo Kawayanan Ang Maya Fiesta Extravanganza
Date & Time: August 18-19, 2011 at 8:00 PM / August 20, 2011 at 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Ticket Prices: Php 500 / 300 / 200 / 100 and Php1,800 per box or P300 per seat

23 - 28
STORY OF JAZZ: FIRST CCP INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Category: music
Top local and international jazz artists transform various venues of the CCP into intimate music ‘lounges’ and colorful stage settings in a week-long travelogue of lectures and performances covering the different styles of jazz, including Be Bop, Blues, Ragtime, Modal, Experimental, and Big Band. Ensembles from Korea, USA, Austria, Japan, and Spain will be joined by local bands and stars including Royal Hartigan, Tots Tolentino, Charito Suyama, Harald Huyssen, Emi Munji, Ruben Reyes, and Butch Roxas.
Time: To be announced
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) / Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio
Theater) / Museo ng Kalinangan Pilipino (MKP)



EXHIBITS

Until August 28

MULA SA MGA ANINONG GUMAGALAW featuring behind-the-scenes photographs by Cesar Hernando, collected from the films he has worked in as production designer.Spanning three decades of iconic filmsby even more iconic Filipino directors that have defined Philippine cinema,the pictures hope to thread a particular progression from the so-called second “Golden Age” of Filipino film to the rise of independent cinema, and to chronicle perspectives from behind the camera work of directors such as Ishmael Bernal, Mike de Leon, Maryo J. de Los Reyes,Raymond Red and Lav Diaz. The exhibit,co-curated with and organized by Erwin Romulo, is witness to the experience and contribution of Hernando, and will also be a fond tribute to the late Alexis Tioseco, who originally conceived of the idea to exhibit these photographs.
Time: July 16 at 4:00 PM (Opening)
Venue: Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo
(CCP Small Gallery)
Free Admission

Until August 21

KULÔ is an exhibition of artworks by selected alumni artists of the University of Santo Tomas. The artworks, old and new,contribute to the discourses of the penand the sword, education and revolution—topics that have implicated Filipinothinkers and artists, who are consciousof the historical occasion and dialoguebetween Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday and the country’s oldest university’s 400th year celebration as an educational institution. This exhibition is an artists’ initiative thathopes to re-evaluate the contribution ofindividual artists to the discourse in art and its social context in the Philippines.Participating artists: Andres Barrioquinto,Zeus Bascon, Lawrence Borsoto, ConCabrera, Buen Calubayan, RonaldCaringal, Clint Catalan, Mideo Cruz, Rai
Cruz, Alfredo Esquillo, Joey Ibay , PocholoGoitia, Lindslee, Michelle Pauline Lim,Meneer Marcelo, Leobensant Marquez,Marcushiro Nada, J. Pacena II, EpjeyPacheco, Oliver Ramos, Iggy Rodriguez,Ivan Roxas, CJ Tañedo, Jose Tence Ruiz,Joseph Saguid, Mark Salvatus, TeamManila, Jomike Tejido, Wesley Valenzuela,Lydia Velasco, Ronald Ventura andCostantino Zicarelli.Initiatied and Organized by J. PacenaII and Jocelyn Tullao-Calubayan inpartnership with Joseph Saguid, PocholoGoitia and Buen Calubayan, and incooperation with the participating artists and the CCP.
Venue: Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main
Gallery)
Free Admission

On August 5

CCP DAKDAKAN: KULO An open forum on KULÔ is an exhibition of artworks by selected alumni artists of the University of Santo Tomas. The artworks, old and new,contribute to the discourses of the penand the sword, education and revolution—topics that have implicated Filipinothinkers and artists, who are consciousof the historical occasion and dialoguebetween Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday and the country’s oldest university’s 400th year celebration as an educational institution. One of the works, Poleteismo by Mideo Cruz, in Kulo has sparked a controversy and elicited protest from individuals and groups, calling for the removal of the work and even closure of the exhibit. Two constitutional rights have come into collision through this issue. On one hand is of course the artist’s freedom of expression, against which stands the complaint that the artwork is deemed to discriminate against religious belief. In recognition of such valid concerns, the CCP has organized this open forum Educators, representatives of religious organizations, art practitioner and experts on culture and law will be invited to set the points of analysis and study with the aim of promoting exchange, and moreimportantly, the commitment for tolerance in both areas of art and religious practice. Dakdakan is an educational program of the CCP Visual Arts and Museo Division. The forum is free and open to the public, within the recommended capacity of the venue. Confirmation and seat reservation are encouraged.

Venue: Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery)
Time: 2-5PM Free Admission

Until August 21

MANHID first solo exhibition by RonaldJeresano, delves into that fragile space between holding back and losing control of one’s emotion: one that he defines as numbness. For Jeresano,numbness could be the fleeting prelude to depression or breakdown, but it is still aprecious and reflective moment where a sense of beauty, strength and order could nonetheless be grasped and understood. Jeresano’s works are distinguished by theplay of solidity and fluidity in figuration,morerecently expressed through the rendition of bubbles which takethe form of various image and text to propel theartist’s social commentary.Among his many awards and recognitions,Jeresano is a Grand Prize winner of boththe Metrobank MADE in 2008 and theArtPetron competition in 2007 and 2008.Thisexhibition is presented in cooperatiowith Nineveh Artspace of Sta Cruz,Laguna.
Venue: Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (CCP
3rd Floor Hallway)
Free Admission

Until 21 August

ANG GIG NI RIZAL mural by Pilipinas Street Plan(PSP) is painted directly onthe wall of the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala
and is presented by the CCP in connectionwith the June 17 performance event of thesame title to celebrate the 150th birthdayof National Hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Themural is a graffiti rendition of how Rizal’s“street cred” as artist and patriot standswith today’s youth culture.The PSP is a community of artists committed to the main goal of educatingaudiences about street art through itsprojects that cross beyond the streetsto exhibitions, lectures, discussions andonline publications. Participating artists:Nemo, Tripp63, Def, Ver, Whoop, Epjay,Ungga, Tawnie, EggFiasco, Kookoo, BoyAgimat and Jood.
Venue: Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (CCP
2nd Floor Hallway)
Free Admission

**For particulars about the exhibits call CCP Visual Arts and Museo at Tels. 832-3702 and 832-1125 locals 1504+1505 from Tuesdays to Fridays 9:00am-6:00pm. Museum hours are at 10:00am-6:00pm daily except Mondays and holidays.

July 28, 2011

UE Buklod Sining Pays Tribute to Philippine Cinema

For its third opening exhibit this July, NCCA Gallery presents PeliKULAY 2 featuring the works of Buklod Sining Organization, a group composed of UE Students from the College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design, this July 20, 2011 at 5pm. The exhibit, in conjunction with the Buklod Sining Alumni, is in preparation for the group’s 25th anniversary art exposition on October 5, 2014.

The Art Show gives homage to the immense contributions of different Filipino actors from different generations. It showcases the students, alumni and guest artists’ opus in painting, photography and digital arts. The tribute to local cinema was spearheaded by Buklod Alumni Society Chairman Ronwell Jason L. Bacani as a number one fan of Philippine Cinema from the golden age to the modern times, from silent movies to talkies, from black and white to color, from mainstream to indie, from Paraluman to Angel Locsin and from silver screen to canvas.

Through this, young Buklod Sining artists is in au fait with the contributions of talented Filipino actors and the value of cinema as art. It is also an avenue to connect with our parents’ experiences in watching films of Fernando Poe Jr., the comedy King Dolphy, Tito, Vic and Joey, Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos in major cinema houses in Metro Manila like the Clover Theatre, Luneta Cinema and Odeon. Some of the student exhibitors were guided by their parents in choosing their subject matter. Meanwhile, Buklod Sining advisers headed by Prof. Edgardo Garcia and Prof. Ellen Villanueva led them in choosing the applicable style, composition and medium according to their talents and abilities.

During the launch, Buklod members shall open our eyes into the unparallel world of performance art. Richard Soriano Legaspi’s award winning experimental and narrative films shall also have an open screening.

PeliKULAY would not be possible without the help of National Commission for Culture and the Arts, University of the East - College of Fine Arts, Architecture and Design, Buklod Alumni Society, Anino.net, Agimat: Sining at Kulturang Pinoy, Red Room Productions, ArtePinas Inc. and Bright Orb web media.

Award-winning scriptwriter Ricky Lee and actress/visualartist Ma. Isabel Lopez, are the special guests during the opening. Exhibition runs from July 20 to August 5, 2011 at the NCCA Gallery, located at 633 Gral. Luna St. Intramuros, Manila (beside Philippine National Red Cross). Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturdays, Sundays and other Holidays, by appointment. For details about the exhibition you may contact Ethel Buluran or Mimi Santos at (632) 5272192 loc. 512 or email:ncca_gallery@yahoo.com

July 27, 2011

PETA Performances


RATED PG

Written by Liza Magtoto
Directed by Mae Quesada-Medina

July 9-11, 17, 18, 2010 (10:00am & 3:00pm)



Joselle, a multi-tasking mother and entrepreneur from a low-income community needs to leave her young son Tonton to a suitable person as she prepares for employment abroad. Her husband Romy should've been the most likely candidate for this, but Romy is too focused on his job and would always leave the tough job of looking after their children's moral upbringing to the already burdened Joselle.



Their eldest daughter Rosalie, a teenager, is not so reliable either - at least according to Joselle. They can't see eye to eye, as they argue about what they want for her and what she wants for herself. For Rosalie, though, her parents don't understand her inclinations.



Then there's Tonton, the six-year old son who unwittingly gets into trouble with other children just because he is being his age, testing the limits, and not knowing he's breaking some rules that were not spoken of.



As for the boy's grandmother - well, Joselle has issues with her own mother and would rather twist her husband's arm to care for their son while she's away than leave the boy with the elderly woman.



While trying to make husband and daughter understand the responsibilities she has to leave behind, Joselle gets into everyday circumstances where her own parenting skills are being challenged.



Everytime Joselle is faced with such a challenge, her mind works up an image of doors. It is like she is swallowed up by doors that show her alternatives and options. At moments she's about to pinch the boy's ear or slap her daughter, she slides into those doors that make her go through either-or solutions to problematic situations.



It is now up to Joselle and the people around them to create a different path of parenting, of creating more options. How? That's what the play will explore.

Manila Art 2011

Bonafide Art Galleries Organization (Bago) and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) presents ManilArt 2011, the 3rd Philippine International Art Fair on Aug. 24-27 at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

ManilArt 2011 is the country’s biggest gathering of galleries promises a more diverse and vibrant art exposition. “Viewers shall witness a groundbreaking launch—the simultaneous opening of various art exhibitions during gala night,” said Delan Lopez Robillos, ManilArt 2011 director. “Exhibitors will not simply be showcasing the works of artists they represent but each gallery shall be presenting a conceptualized art exhibit,” he added.

The maiden run of ManilArt in 2009 had a painting of a jeepney by Onib Olmedo as its banner piece, while 2010 bared Andres Barrioquinto’s “Crystal Gazer.” This year, ManilArt is privileged to have the artistry of highly sought painter Elmer Borlongan with his obra “Batang Edsa.”

ManilArt 2011 seeks to merge the visual arts with other disciplines. Programs will include a modern-dance interpretation of Borlongan’s art by premier contemporary-dance maven and Dance Forum founder, Myra Beltran during the gala.

Among the art fair’s goals, in conjunction with promoting Philippine art, are to compound visitorship and strengthen support from both local and foreign exhibitors.

This year, ManilArt 2011 also aims to fortify media relations to expand media coverage that is both more extensive and intensive.

For details, call 5316231 or 0917-8511333, or e-mail info@manilart.com. Visit www.manilart.com.

July 25, 2011

Cinemelaya 2011


NEW BREED AWARDS

BEST SOUND

Mike Idioma for Amok

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

Christine Muyco & Jema Pamintuan for Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa

BEST EDITING

Lawrence Fajardo for AMOK

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Laida Lim for NIÑO

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arvin Viola for Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa

BEST SCREENPLAY

Chris Martinez for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

BEST PERFORMANCE OF A SUPPORTING ACTOR

Art Acuña for Niño

BEST PERFORMANCE OF A SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Shamaine Buencamino for Niño

BEST DIRECTION

Marlon Rivera for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTRESS

Eugene Domingo for Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTOR

Edgar Allan Guzman for Ligo na U, Lapit na Me.

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

Niño

BEST FILM

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank

SHORT FEATURE CATEGORY

BEST SCREENPLAY

Emerson Reyes for Walang Katapusang Kwarto

BEST DIRECTION

Rommel Tolentino for Niño Bonito

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

HANAPBUHAY by Henry Frejas

BEST FILM

WALANG KATAPUSANG KWARTO by Emerson Reyes

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

WALANG KATAPUSANG KWARTO by Emerson Reyes

DIRECTORS SHOWCASE

BEST SOUND

Diwa de Leon for Busong

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

Diwa de Leon for Busong

BEST EDITING

Benjamin Tolentino for ISDA

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Rodrigo Ricio for BISPERAS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roberto Yñiquez for BISPERAS

BEST SCREENPLAY - NO AWARD

BEST PERFORMANCE OF A SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jaime Pebanco in PATIKUL

BEST PERFORMANCE OF A SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Julia Clarete in BISPERAS

BEST DIRECTION

Auraeus Solito for BUSONG

BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTOR

Rafael “Bembol” Roco in ISDA

BEST PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTRESS

Raquel Villavicencio in BISPERAS

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – NO AWARD

BEST FILM

BISPERAS

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

PATIKUL



CINEMALAYA MOVES OVER TO UP DILIMAN

For those who didn't have the time to catch Cinemalaya at the CCP and Greenbelt, here's your chance. Cinemalaya films in the New Breed Full Length and Short Feature categories will show at the UP Cine Adarna from July 26 to August 5. Tickets are selling fast at 80 pesos each. Call 09272990318 for ticket reservations.

July 26 (Tues)
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa, 5pm
Babae Sa Septic Tank, 8pm

July 27 (Wed)
Amok, 5pm
Bahay Bata, 8pm

July 28 (Thurs)
Cuchera, 5pm
I-libings, 8pm

July 29 (Friday)
Nino, 5pm
Ligo na U, Lapit na Me, 8pm

August 2 (Tues)
Teoriya, 5pm
Busong, 8pm

August 3 (Wed)
Isda, 5pm
Bisperas, 8pm

August 4 (Thurs)
Shorts A, 5pm
Patikul, 8pm

August 5 (Fri)
Shorts B, 5pm
Best Picture-New Breed, 7pm

Best Picture-Director’s Showcase, 9pm









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July 21, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - July 2011

REYNALDO REYES PLAYS 2ND ALL-BEETHOVEN SONATAS CONCERT AT CCP

INTERNATIONALLY renowned Filipino pianist and pedagogue Reynaldo Reyes performs his second Beethoven sonata concert at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) on July 27, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

Program includes Sonata No. 9 in E Major, opus 14, no.1 (1798-99), Sonata No. 14 in C# minor opus 27, no.2, (Moonlight) (1801), Sonata No. 10 in G major opus 14 no.2 (1798-99), and Sonata No. 2 in A Major, opus 2 no.2 (1795).

“The structural devices were stunningly reflected by Reyes who exhibited utmost skill and vitality, with brilliant bravura clearly pointing up Beethoven’s hitherto unprecedented technique,” said music critic Rosalinda Orosa on his earlier Beethoven concert in June this year. Further, “Reyes, simple and unassuming in demeanor, played both the grandiloquent and serene sequences with elegance, refinement and restraint - these ensuing from a master’s artistic maturity and seasoned sophistication."

Based in Maryland, USA, Reyes is a Professor in piano at Towson University. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas’ Conservatory of Music while attending High School at the same time, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music at age 17. He then received a French Government Scholarship to study at the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique de Paris where he obtained the coveted Premier Prix in Piano. He subsequently received a Philippine Government Scholarship to study at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he obtained his Masters Degree and the Artist Diploma. He has concertized in South America, Central America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Far East and North America.

As the most awarded pianist of the Philippines, Reyes has been a Ten Outstanding Young Men awardee, Ten Outstanding Filipino Overseas awardee by President Marcos, One of the Twenty Outstanding Filipinos of Canada and the US by Fil-American Image Magazine in Washington DC and the Golden Cross Award given by the University of Santo Tomas, the highest award that the University bestows on its alumni. He is the only Filipino musician ever awarded 3 times Musician of the Year by the University of the Philippines. He was a winner in the International Piano competitions in Italy, France and Brazil. For 20 years, he was the official accompanist of the Metropolitan Opera Company Regional Auditions in Washington DC. He has done outreach programs in the Far East, particularly in the Philippines, bringing classical music to areas where people and mostly students have never heard of classical concerts.

Reyes’ final Beethoven Sonata concert is on August 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm. For ticket inquiries, contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999; or call the CCP Music Division at 832-1125 loc. 1604-1605
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July 20, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - July 2011

CESAR HERNANDO'S MULA SA MGA ANINONG GUMAGALAW AT THE CCP SMALL GALLERY


Cesar Hernando’s Mula Sa Mga Aninong Gumagalaw: Behind The Scenes 1971-2001 collects snapshots taken by the artist over the course of three decades working in Philippine cinema. A Fine Arts graduate from the University of Santo Tomas, he began as assistant director to National Artist Ishmael Bernal for his debut feature, Pagdating sa Dulo (1971). Later on, he would garner accolades and awards for his meticulously researched and imaginative designs for Mike de Leon’s Kisapmata (1981) and AKO Batch ’81 (1982) as well as for Maryo J. de los Reyes Tagos ng Dugo (1987) starring Vilma Santos. But aside from the mainstream, he was also a key figure in the underground cinema of the 1980’s—a precursor to the “indie” scene in the 2000’s—by collaborating with a new generation of filmmakers including Palm D’ Or recipient, Raymond Red. He would do production design on the latter’s first full length feature, Bayani (1993). Hernando would also design Lav Diaz’s five-hour film, Batang West Side (2001). Hernando has done some short feature films in 35mm like Maalinsangan ang Gabi (1993), Motorsiklo (2001), and Kagat ng Dilim (2006) starring Piolo Pascual. He is also a graphic designer and a professor at the University of the Philippines’ College of Fine Arts.



The term “aninong gumagalaw” is a literal translation in Filipino of “moving shadows” and was commonly used to refer to motion pictures in the ‘30s and ‘40s. All the images in the exhibition were all photographed using film. Likewise, all of the movies from where these images were taken were shot on Super 8 and 35mm films


Aninong Gumagalaw is one of the events of the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition being held at the CCP and Greenbelt from July 15-24, 2011. The exhibit opens on Friday, July 15 at 4:00pm, prior to the 6:00pm Opening Event of the Cinemalaya 7 Independent Film Festival at the CCP.

Admission is free. Museum hours are from 10:00am to 6:00pm, daily except Mondays and holidays. For particulars, call CCP Visual Arts and Museo at 8323702.

July 19, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - July 2011

CCP ACCEPTS WORKS FOR ANI 37

CCP Literary Arts Division is now accepting poetry, short fiction and essays in Filipino, English and other Philippine languages (with translation in Filipino or English) tackling the topic “What is the character, personality or culture of the Filipino that needs to be cleansed or renewed for social transformation and growth?” “Cleansing and Renewal” is the theme of ANI 37, the 2012 edition of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ literary yearbook.

Submissions must be typewritten or computer-encoded in Arial 12 points, double-spaced on short bond paper (8.5” x 11”), accompanied by a sheet containing the author’s five-sentence biographical note, contact numbers, email address, and tax identification number (TIN) for payment purposes.

The contribution must be addressed to The Editor, ANI 37, CCP Literary Arts Division, and submitted as an MS Word attachment in rich text format (rtf) to anijournal@yahoo.com.

Deadline for submission is June 30, 2012.

For further information, contact Mr. Hermie Beltran, CCP Literary Arts Division at telephone number 832-1125 local 1706 or 1707.

July 14, 2011

NCCA Gallery - "Tiunay"

"Tiunay," Florence Cinco's latest works at NCCA Gallery
Mimi Santos 07.07.2011

‘T I U N A Y’
Florence Cinco
July 8-18, 2011
NCCA Gallery
633 Gen. Luna St.
Intramuros, Manila

TIUNAY, a Waray word which means “roots” is the title of Florence Cinco’s upcoming exhibit at the NCCA Gallery. Tiunay, according to the artist encapsulates the essence of all the artworks in this exhibit, which is the return of the Filipino to his great roots, the pre-hispanic Filipino race.

Cinco likens the experience of the modern Filipino to a journey. He believes that although he is caught up in the fascinating techie world he is in at present, he is now being called upon to uphold his own identity and abandon the foreign culture he has assumed as his own. TIUNAY is a call for the Filipino to take the first step back to his home – to his roots.

TIUNAY is the 13th solo exhibition of Florence Cinco whose artworks are known for his advocacy in promoting the richness of our culture and root race; environmental conservation; spirituality; and in embracing the simple lifestyle. He hails from Tinambacan Sur, Calbayog City, Western Samar. Cinco, a Fine Arts graduate at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, is a missionary artist. To date, the artist continues to flourish as he reaps success one after the other in prestigious art competitions both here and abroad while doing his missionary work in the art circle.



TIUNAY is on view at the NCCA Gallery from July 8- 20, 2011. For this exhibit the NCCA Gallery shall be opened to the public Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00PM; and, 10:00 AM - 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. NCCA Gallery is located at 633 Gen. Luna St. Intramuros Manila. For inquiries you may contact Mimi Santos or Ethel Buluran at Tel. Number: 527-2192 loc. 512. Or email us at ncca_gallery@yahoo.com or visit our website: www.ncca.gov.ph

July 13, 2011

NCCA New Chairman - Felipe De Leon

Felipe de Leon, Jr. is new NCCA Chairman

Composer, scholar and professor Felipe de Leon, Jr. is the new chairman of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. He is also currently the head of NCCA’s Committee on Intangible Heritage and National Committee on Music, and commissioner of the Subcommission on the Arts.

Prof. De Leon is also involved with the National Research Council of the Philippines, an agency under the Department of Science and Technology, as chair of its Humanities Division. He teaches humanities, aesthetics, music theory and Philippine art and culture at the University of the Philippines, and is a lecturer on social transformation courses at the Asian Social Institute.

Son of National Artist for Music Felipe Padilla de Leon, Prof. de Leon is also a composer who has written music for plays such as the adaptation of the Rizal novel Noli Me Tangere and songs such as “Lumuha Ka Aking Bayan,” with lyrics by National Artist for Literature Amado V. Hernandez. He has also done many studies in Philippine musicology. But his distinct contribution to scholarship is his development of the use of the arts as instruments for understanding the culture of the people. He specializes in establishing the principles of culturally-rooted governance or management for sustainable development, especially in the context of Philippine society. He is also a proponent of a holistic world view that integrates spiritual principles with psycho-physical health and social wellbeing.

Prof. de Leon has a substantial history with the NCCA. He was head of NCM and SCA from 2004 to 2007. He was also chairman of the Gawad Manlilikha ng Bayan from 1993 to 2007. He was responsible for setting up and institutionalizing the award. He also became commissioner of the Subcommission on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA) from 1992 to 1998. During his time, the Schools for Living Traditions were established all over the country.

He was commissioner of UNESCO Philippines from 1992 to 2002 and chairman of its Committee on Culture (2002).

On his return to NCCA, Prof. de Leon is putting forward numerous visions and ideas for the agency and the country. Among others, he intends to promote the country as the center for performing arts in Asia with our numerous and well-recognized talents, advance Filipino creative contribution to world art; widen the resource pool of artistic creativity by involving the “amateurs” and not just the professionals; and promote people participation, local genius and cultural diversity.

Prof. de Leon strongly believes that culture is a pillar to the national socio-economic development and arts as a priming force for development, highlighting “the positive qualities of Filipino cultural heritage and creativity for the nation to be one.”

He states: “Ignorance of our cultural strengths and positive qualities as a people results in lack of pride in being Filipino. Lack of pride in being Filipino causes lack of commitment to the nation, a low level of achievement or even mediocrity.”

Overall, he envisions, through the transforming force of arts and culture, that every Filipino feels genuine pride in being Filipino and cognizant of their cultural heritage. This is the start of development.



To arrange an interview with Chair de Leon, Jr., please contact NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) head Rene Sanchez Napeñas at (632) , 527-5529, 527-2192 loc. 612 to 615 or 0928-508-1057 E-mail ncca.paio@gmail.com.

July 12, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - July 2011

PHILIPPINE NAVY KICKS OFF INDEPENDENT FILM COMPETITION

THE Philippine Navy (PN), in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines recently launched its first ever Independent Film Competition in commemoration of its 113th Anniversary.

Open to all Filipino filmmakers, the competition highlights this year’s PN anniversary theme: “Philippine Navy: A Vital Partner for Peace, Security, and Development of our Maritime Nation.” It is considered a new concept in the list of Philippine Navy community relations activities following the previous annual Essay-Writing Contest participated in by PN personnel, and their dependents. With the thought of enhancing PN efforts to harness the spirit of competition among Navy affairs enthusiasts, the competition hopes to feature the Philippine Navy as a partner in nation building, and, at the same time increase the awareness of the Navy to all stakeholders interested in upholding peace, security and development.

This activity will include writers, both professional and amateurs, from schools and other freelance organizations to make it more appealing with the first, second and third prizes at Php40,000, Php25,000 and Php15,000, respectively.

Please contact the Naval Public Affairs Office at Tel: 523-3438, 524-5785; HPN Optr: 524-2061 to 69 loc. 6475/6476, navy_speak@yahoo.com pio_pn@yahoo.com.ph and http://www.navy.mil.ph

July 11, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - August 2011

NOLI THE MUSICAL OPENS TANGHALANG PILIPINO’S SILVER YEAR

In honour of Jose Rizal's 150th birthday, Noli Me Tangere: The Musical will officially open Tanghalang Pilipino’s Silver Theater Season.
The critically acclaimed musical adapted by Ryan Cayabyab from Rizal's most famous work will be restaged, with libretto by National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera and under the direction of theater luminary Audie Gemora. Costume design is by National Artist Salvador Bernal. The artistic panel is now on its final stages in completing the powerhouse cast, which is to be announced this May.

As part of the celebration, an exhibit of Bernal’s works will be mounted during the entire run of the production. A special auction is also set as renowned jeweler, Hans Brumman, creates pieces inspired by Rizal’s work. The items will be revealed to the public very soon. A fashion show is also in the offing to open the Season, featuring the works four named designers.

This production of Noli Me Tangere, in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), will also serve as the launch of the National Campaign urging high school students to join forces with the Kabataang Rizal Movement in order to promote the ideals of Rizal and his vision for the Philippines.

Noli Me Tangere: The Musical opens on August 5, 2011 at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.

Interested sponsors, showbuyers, and block buyers may call us for more details at 832 1125 local 1620. Look for Ms Yanna Acosta or Ms Lorelei Celestino.

July 10, 2011

NCCA Competitive Grants 2012

Grants Program

Through the National Endowment Fund for Culture and the Arts (NEFCA), the NCCA provides assistance to artists, arts organizations, NGOs, POs, and NGAs through its NCCA Competitive Grants Program, and Institutional Programs (NCCA Outreach Program, Resource Person’s Bureau, Technical Assistance Program). Each year, the NCCA Board of Commissioners, in coordination with the four Subcommissions (composed of 19 national committees), defines its thrusts and priorities anchored on the following major programs:

1. Program for Culture and Developments
2. Program for the Promotion of Culture and the Arts
3. Program for Artistic Excellence
4. Program for Culture and Education
5. Program for Conservation of Cultural Heritage
6. Program for Culture and Diplomacy
7. Program for Culture and Peace

Interested individuals or groups can avail of the NCCA assistance by submitting a project proposal under the NCCA Competitive Grants, or file a request under the Institutional Programs (NCCA Outreach Program, Resource Person’s Bureau, Technical Assistance Program).

This year, the deadline for submission of project proposals under the NCCA Competitive Grants 2012, accreditation requirements, and other requirements as indicated in each project category is on or before August 30, 2011. Proposals received after the deadline and/or with incomplete requirements will not be processed and will be returned by the NCCA to the proponents.

To identify which particular funding one may avail, please download:

NCCA COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM 2012

Download and accomplish: Project Proposal Form


Note: After the project has been implemented, please download, accomplish, and submit the following back to the NCCA:

Post-Implementation Forms

For inquiries, please get in touch with the Planning, Policy Formulation and Programming Division (PPFPD) at tel. no. 5272192: SCA (local 509); SCCTA (local 501); SCH (local 506); SCD (511).

July 9, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - July 2011

IFC SPEARHEADS THE 2011 MANILA FILM FINANCING FORUM AT CINEMALAYA

The Philippine Independent Filmmakers Multi-purpose Cooperative (IFC) in partnership with the2011 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival is conducting the 2011 Manila Film Financing Forum, "Making Sense and Cents of Emerging Cinema"on July 17, 2011 (9am-6pm) at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The forum will have an in-depth discussion of the ABC’s of film financing, case studies and a project market where selected participants pitch their projects in a speed-dating style to potential partners and investors. Among the speakers are pioneers in independent digital filmmaking: Raymond Lee, Adolfo Alix Jr., Manet Dayrit and Doy del Mundo.

Singapore-based Mel Songco of the Innovation and Creative Enterprise (ICE) Group will discuss the growth of creative economy in Asia and Indonesian producer Shanty Harmayn-Hofman of Salto Films will talk about structuring film projects for investors.

Twenty outstanding projects are going to be selected and pitched to financiers that are in need of financing and assistance in various stages -- development, production or post-production. The most outstanding project pitch will win an automatic selection to the Asia On The Edge (AOTE) PITCH IT! in Cebu City this year.

For inquiries, kindly contact the IFC Secretariat at (632) 3870297, mobile +639291234928 or send an email to indiefilmcoop@gmail.com. Entry forms are available with the IFC Secretariat, CCP and Cinemalaya. Click to download registration form here.

July 7, 2011

Tao, Isang Tagulaylay


Frank G. Rivera’s “Tao… Isang Tagulaylay” is an adaptation of “The Summoning of Everyman”, an anonymous Medieval English morality play on the sinfulness of human existence, of man’s utter disregard for Christ’s sacrifices for human redemption. “…Everyman” made history by making anachronistic Medieval plays that dealt on the life of Christ. It was an orientational astrolabe that serves to inform and instruct Christians in the 15th century England made popular by troupes that adapted the play for their own use.


“Tao,”, though, is only ten percent “…Everyman” and ninety percent Rivera’s. Except for the orientation, it comes as an original piece that fuses Filipino religiosity, Political, Nationalistic and Social Commentaries on current issues and the diverse elements of Philippine folk theater. It mines deeply into the audience’s common consciousness for familiar symbols and images learned from the home and Catholic education. Man was created in God’s image. Yet, he falls into sin, is banished from heaven to Earth, and awaits the Messiah. The Messiah comes, still Man chooses the way of the flesh than Christ.


Rather than live the salvic graces of God, the TAO finds pleasure from the earthly and the temporal, solace from kith and kin, and the satisfaction of the vainglorious ends of knowledge, beauty and wealth. In the twilight of the TAO’s life, God sends his messenger, Kamatayan (Death), to the TAO. The TAO, however, refuses to go with Kamatayan, pleading for a later date with fate. Kamatayan relents, giving the TAO a one-day lease on life so as to be able to make a judicious reckoning , a reflexive accounting of his life.


The TAO takes on a paglalakbay (journey), calling on company from friends and kin, none of whom, though, goes with him. His Anghel dela Guardia (Guardian Angel) tries to guide him through, while a Demonyo (Devil) tries his darn best to waylay him. The TAO falls into the coils of a woman, the proverbial temptress, but still he finds life wanting in meaning, fulfillment and purpose.



He succeeds though, in repelling the attraction of the Seven Deadly Sins (Pride, Avarice, Sloth, Anger, Gluttony, Lust, Envy), contrapuntal to which are the Christian virtues (Temperance, Mercy, Justice, Truth) and other goodies (Art, Knowledge, Health, Heroism). Still, he fails to find answers to the question that Teilhard de Chardin poses, “Why man is here?”


The Angel and the Devil, the two debating selves of the TAO, joust over the kaluluwa (soul) of TAO whose redemption, however comes not from the Angel’s battle against the Devil, rather it comes from the exercise of his free will to go the way of Pag-ibig (Love- of others, country, and God). This, however, requires pagbabagong-loob (conversion), which constitutes an act of contrition, a cleansing from sin. This leads to pagbabalik-loob sa Diyos (reconciliation with God) and a covenant with God to scuttle the Devil that causes anomie, agony, emptiness, despair, alienation. Only then does the TAO find peace and readiness to reunite with his Creator, and in the end, accept death freely and with joy.


The moral weight of the play sets the tone of the production, which as conceptualized by Rivera is a tagulaylay ( a dirge) and a two-hour performance-prayer. It is remarkable how, quite unexpectedly, a cast member is able to make the audience stand and recite the opening prayer. What comes first as a discomfiting moment, becomes a solemn communion of hitherto disparate individuals that establishes a link between the audience and the play. The prayer clothes the play with an aura of reality, transpositioning the audience from the realm of the secular to the sacred, thus creating an instantaneous sense of affinity between the audience and the TAO tormented by his vicissitudes, ambivalence, and perplexities. As one viewer puts it, “Si Frank lang ang nakakaisip n’yan” (Only Frank could think of something like that).

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TOUCH ME: An exhibition of artists' books

Hiraya Gallery 06.28.2011
Ten artists release 10 books for the latest exhibition at Hiraya Gallery which opens on June 29, titled Touch Me. In celebration of Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary, the show is a take on what is arguably the most important contributions made by the national hero to Philippine culture, “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo”—works that constitute the fantasy that time and again has been referred to as “the Great Filipino Novel,”... a specter that artists who work in & w/ language have had to face over the decades.

The exhibition’s title is a spin on the title of the hero’s first novel, popularly translated as “Touch me not.” While physical contact between audience & artwork is discouraged—if not forbidden—in most commercial galleries, contact between audience & artwork in this particular show is inevitable; the works invite touch by taking on the form of books whose initial print runs may be limited but nonetheless intended to be reproduced in case, to utilize market-speak, ‘supplies do not last.’

The books to be launched & made available are Buen Calubayan’s “Decision,” Bea Camacho’s “Jose Rizal,” Enzo Camacho’s “Raw and Unbridled,” Lizza May David’s “150 x Rizal,” Dina Gadia’s “Cannibal Girls, Roadkill and Leftovers,” R.A.’s (Retired Artist's) “ako: isang nobelang pambata sa salitang tagalog,” Wawi Navarroza’s “Gracias Por Su Visita,” Mark Salvatus’ “Torong Ginto,” Louie Talents’ “Bible with Cauterized Letters,” and Costantino Zicarelli’s “Beyond Evil” written under the pseudonym Doktor Kostantinov Zikkarelenski.

These works position Hiraya not only as a gallery that provides venues for exhibition but also as a network for publication and distribution, a crucial subject position for such a platform to inhabit in consideration of the inescapable fact of commodification in art production and the viability of the book as a medium that takes advantage of mass production. In the case of most of these books, even gallery director Didi Dee has had to inhabit the difficult role of producer in this vital refunctioning of subject positions. Working with her is poet-critic Angelo V. Suarez who joins in to inhabit the role of curator.

Hiraya Gallery is located at 530 United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila. For information, call 5233311.

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July 6, 2011

SEE THE UNSEEN IN CINEMALAYA 2011 MADE BIGGER AND BETTER THIS YEAR



Thirty one digital films in competition, plus more than a hundred in exhibition, new sections, and a second festival venue all make Cinemalaya bigger and better this year. With the tagline in festival ads beckoning audiences to “See the Unseen”, Cinemalaya films this year tackle such themes as passion, memory, truth, despair, obsession, terror and splendor.

Cinemalaya will reach a wider audience as it will be held in two places at the same time: its main venue at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex and at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City, in cooperation with Ayala Theaters Management. The addition of Greenbelt 3 as a second major venue for the festival is part of the vision of Cinemalaya organizers to make the Festival more accessible to the growing number of audiences that attend Cinemalaya.

Now on its seventh year, Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Film Development Council of the Philippines and Econolink Investments, Inc. It is an all-digital film festival that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity.

Cinemalaya’s main competition categories are the New Breed full length feature category and the Short Feature category featuring works by new directors. The Directors Showcase is a competition for works by established directors.

Nine films will compete in the New Breed full length feature category; ten in the Short feature category and four in the Directors Showcase.

Competing in the New Breed category are: Amok (Amok) by Lawrence Fajardo; Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank) by Marlon Rivera and Chris Martinez; Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (The Dance of Two Left Feet) by Alemberg Ang and Alvin Yapan; Bahay Bata by Eduardo W. Roy, Jr. and Jerome Zamora; Cuchera by Joseph Israel M. Laban; I-libings: Your Loss, Our Luck (E-funerals) by Rommel Andreo Sales; Ligo na U, Lapit Na Me (Star Crossed Love) by Noel Ferrer, Jerry Gracio and Erick Salud; Nino by Loy Arcenas; and Teoriya (Father’s Way) by Alistaire Christian E. Chan.

The nine finalists of the New Breed Full Length Feature category each received a P500,000 seed grant from the Cinemalaya Foundation as investment for the production. The Best Full Length Feature Film will receive a prize of P200,000 and the Balanghai Trophy. The New Breed Full Length feature category is open to Filipino filmmakers who have not yet directed more than three full feature films.

The ten finalists in the Short Feature category are: Debut by Pamela Llanes Reyes, Every Other Time by Gino M. Santos, Hanapbuhay (Source of Living) by Henry Frejas, Hazard by Mikhail Red, Immanuel by Gabriel “Gio” Puyat, Nino Bonito by Rommel “Milo” Tolentino, Oliver’s Apartment by Misha Balangue, Samarito (Samaritan) by Rafael L. Santos, Un Diutay Mundo (One Small World) by Ana Carlyn V. Lim and Walang Katapusang Kwarto (An Endless Room) by Emerson Reyes. The winner of the Short Feature Category will receive a prize of P100,000.00 and the Balanghai trophy.

The four finalists in the Directors Showcase are: Bisperas (Eve) by Jeffrey Jeturian; Busong (Palawan Fate) by Auraeus Solito; Isda (Fable of the Fish) by Adolfo Alix Jr. and Patikul by Joel C. Lamangan. The finalists of the Directors showcase each received a P500,000 seed grant from the Cinemalaya Foundation. The Best Film in the Directors Showcase will receive a prize of P300,000 and the Balanghai Trophy. The Directors Showcase is open to full length feature works by Filipino directors who have directed at least three full-length commercial feature films.

New sections will spice up this year's Cinemalaya menu. Focus Asia will feature eight independent works by Asian directors from Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Japan. The Ronwaldo Reyes Retrospective, presented in cooperation with the Society of Filipino Archivists for Film, will highlight the directorial works of National Artist Fernando Poe Jr., better known to Filipinos as an action star. The Cinemalaya Documentary section, presented in cooperation with Calata Corporation, offers a hefty and more substantial helping of films on various aspects of Philippine life and society.

Two theaters at Greenbelt 3 will be dedicated to Cinemalaya on July 16-24, 2011. The films to be shown at Greenbelt will be those in competition in the New Breed Full Length Feature category, the Short Feature Category, the Directors Showcase, and NETPAC Philippine Premieres. The films of the new Focus Asia section of Cinemalaya will also be shown at Greenbelt.

At the CCP, the Festival will be held in seven venues. The opening ceremony is slated on July 15, 6:00 pm followed by the festival opening film at the CCP Main Theater. The Cinemalaya Awards Night will be held on July 24, 7:00 pm at the same venue.

Other sections of the Cinemalaya are the NETPAC Philippine Premieres with eight competing films, Ani (a harvest of the best Filipino Indie Films of the past year), Kids Treats (indie films for children) and Midnite Specials (indie films with adult themes). Cinemalaya will also organize the Cinemalaya Film Congress, which will carry the theme Building Bridges Across Asia Through Films, and other film related events such as the Sine Taktakan (forum with 2011 Cinemalaya filmmakers), lectures and exhibits.

For more tickets and information, please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 and CCP Media Arts at 832-1125 local 1204/05 or visit www.cinemalaya.org

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CINEMALAYA 2011 Screening Schedule of Competition Film Screenings at the CCP & Greenbelt 3


New Breed

AMOK by Law Fajardo
16 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
17 July/Sun, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
18 July/Mon, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
19 July/Tue, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
20 July/Wed, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
21 July/Thu, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
22 July/Fri, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
22 July/Fri, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
23 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
24 July/Sun, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3

ANG BABAE SA SEPTIC TANK by Marlon Rivera and Chris Martinez
16 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
17 July/Sun, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
17 July/Sun, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
18 July/Mon, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
19 July/Tue, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
19 July/Tue, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
20 July/Wed, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
21 July/Thu, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
22 July/Fri, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
23 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

ANG SAYAW NG DALAWANG KALIWANG PAA by Alemberg Ang and Alvin Yapan
16 July/Sat, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
17 July/Sun, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
18 July/Mon, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
18 July/Mon, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
19 July/Tue, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
20 July/Wed, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
21 July/Thu, 10:00AM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
23 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
24 July/Sun, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3

BAHAY BATA by Eduardo Roy and Jerome Zamora
16 July/Sat, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
17 July/Sun, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
18 July/Mon, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
18 July/Mon, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
19 July/Tue, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
20 July/Wed, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
21 July/Thu, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
23 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
24 July/Sun, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5

CUCHERA by Joseph Laban
16 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
17 July/Sun, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
18 July/Mon, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
19 July/Tue, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
20 July/Wed, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
21 July/Thu, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
22 July/Fri, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
23 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
23 July/Sat, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5

I-LIBINGS by Rommel Sales
16 July/Sat, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
17 July/Sun, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
18 July/Mon, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
19 July/Tue, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
20 July/Wed, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
21 July/Thu, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
21 July/Thu, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
22 July/Fri, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
23 July/Sat, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
23 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

LIGO NA U LAPIT NA ME by Noel Ferrer, Jerry Gracio and Erick Salud
16 July/Sat, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
17 July/Sun, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
18 July/Mon, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
19 July/Tue, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
20 July/Wed, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
23 July/Sat, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
24 July/Sun, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5

NIÑO by Loy Arcenas
16 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
16 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
17 July/Sun, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
18 July/Mon, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
19 July/Tue, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
20 July/Wed, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
21 July/Thu, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
21 July/Thu, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
23 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

TEORIYA by Zurich Chan
16 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
16 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
18 July/Mon, 10:00AM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
19 July/Tue, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
20 July/Wed, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
22 July/Fri, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
24 July/Sun, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3

Directors Showcase

BISPERAS by Jeffrey Jeturian
16 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
17 July/Sun, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
18 July/Mon, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
19 July/Tue, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
20 July/Wed, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
21 July/Thu, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
22 July/Fri, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
23 July/Sat, 10:00AM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
24 July/Sun, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3

BUSONG by Auraeus Solito
16 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
17 July/Sun, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
18 July/Mon, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
19 July/Tue, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
20 July/Wed, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
21 July/Thu, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
22 July/Fri, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
23 July/Sat, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
24 July/Sun, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5

ISDA by Adolfo Alix Jr.
16 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
17 July/Sun, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
18 July/Mon, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
18 July/Mon, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
19 July/Tue, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
20 July/Wed, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
21 July/Thu, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
23 July/Sat, 6:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
24 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

PATIKUL by Joel Lamangan
16 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
17 July/Sun, 6:15PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
18 July/Mon, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
19 July/Tue, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
20 July/Wed, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
21 July/Thu, 12:45PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
22 July/Fri, 9:00PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
23 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
23 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
24 July/Sun, 1:30PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5

Competition Shorts
Programme A:

UN DIUTAY MUNDO by Ana Carlyn Lim; SAMARITO by Rafa Santos;
WALANG KATAPUSANG KWARTO by Emerson Reyes; EVERY OTHER TIME
by Gino Santos; NINO BONITO by Rommel Tolentino
16 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
17 July/Sun, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
18 July/Mon, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
19 July/Tue, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
20 July/Wed, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
20 July/Wed, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
21 July/Thu, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
22 July/Fri, 10:00AM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
22 July/Fri, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
23 July/Sat, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute

Programme B:
HANAPBUHAY by Henry Frejas; OLIVER'S APARTMENT by Misha Balangue;
IMMANUEL by Gio Puyat; DEBUT by Pamela Llanes Reyes; HAZARD by Mikhail Red
16 July/Sat, 9:00PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)
17 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theatre)
18 July/Mon, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
19 July/Tue, 4:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
20 July/Wed, 12:45PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
21 July/Thu, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theatre)
21 July/Thu, 9:00PM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 3
22 July/Fri, 6:15PM at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute
23 July/Sat, 11:00AM at the Greenbelt 3 - Cinema 5
24 July/Sun, 3:30PM at the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad Ng Sining (CCP MKP Hall)

For more info, please call CCP Marketing at 832 1125 locals 1405 or 1800.

July 5, 2011

PHL's First Sentro Rizal Created by NCCA

Reinerio Alba 06.28.2011
On the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal, The National Commission for Culture and the Arts formally opened the country's very first Sentro Rizal at the NCCA Building in Intramuros, Manila on June 28, 2011.

The event was witnessed by NCCA Board Commissioners, diplomats, and National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose.

Senator Edgardo J. Angara, who delivered the keynote message, said that the Sentro Rizal would greatly help Overseas Filipino Workers who are the "invisible minority" abroad. "Sentro Rizal will be invaluable in fostering international exchange, dialogue and understanding. Today, we have the capability to bring the greatness of our heritage to the world."

Last June 12, Angara himself was in Madrid, Spain to open the first Sentro Rizal abroad. The second Sentro Rizal outside the country was opened in Prague on June 19.

The creation of Sentro Rizal is in accordance with Sec. 42 of the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009 or R.A. No. 10066, which specifies a center " whose main purpose is the promotion of Philippine arts, culture and language throughout the world."

The Sentro Rizal, envisioned as the Philippine counterpart of France's Alliance Française, Spain's Instituto Cervantes, and Germany's Goethe-Institut, is expected to offer Filipino language courses for children and adults, as well as exhibits, small concerts, poetry reading, Philippine cuisine lessons in all Sentro Rizal branches.

The creation of Sentro Rizal at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts building is seen to encourage the creation of other Sentro Rizal centers not only throughout the country, but also in other countries "where there are children of overseas Filipino workers who need to be educated about their roots, as well as developed countries where there are large Filipino communities."

Download the National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009

A roundtable discussion followed the opening of the Sentro Rizal on the following topics: "The Role of the NCCA in the 21st Century" by NCCA Chair Felipe M. de Leon, Jr.; "The Role of the Cultural Worker of the 21st Century" by Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera; "The Role of the Artist of the 21st Century" by F. Sionil Jose.

Also, an exhibit of oil works by Filipino artist Leonardo Cruz was opened at the NCCA Gallery. The said works depict key scenes in Jose Rizal’s "Noli Me Tangere," and were originally exhibited in 2007 at the Rizal Shrine in Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, during the 146th birth anniversary of Jose Rizal.

Local libraries, offices, and groups with the capacity to create a Sentro Rizal and independently undertake its stated goals are encouraged to open such a center. For details on setting up a Sentro Rizal in your localities, please get in touch with the office of Ms. Marlene Ruth Sanchez, NCCA Deputy Executive Director at info@ncca.gov.ph or at tel. (02) 5272193.

July 4, 2011

First PUP National Convention on Film

Kriztine R. Viray 06.16.2011
The 1st PUP National Convention on Film will be held at the Bulwagang Balagtas, Ninoy Aquino Library and Learning Resources Center, PUP Main Campus, Sta. Mesa, Manila on July 5-6, 2011.

The event is organized by the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Film Center, headed by Prof. Kriztine R. Viray.

OPEN TO ALL! (Students, faculty, professionals, etc.)
The convention will feature lecture on film scriptwriting, film acting, cinematography and film directing.

Speakers:
Film Directing: Mark Meily
Cinematography: Romy Vitug
Scriptwriting: Roy Iglesias
Film Acting: Irma Adlawan

Keynote Speaker: Maryo J. Delos Reyos

Registration Fee:

Regular Rate
Students - PHP 1,000.00
Faculty, Professionals, Etc. - PHP 2,000.00

Special Discount Rates
PUP Students - PHP 750.00
PUP Faculty, Employess -PHP 1000.00

For the payment of the registration fee, you can drop by at the PUP Film Center Office (4th Floor South Wing, Room S416, PUP Main Building, Sta.Mesa, Manila). Send us a personal message for your queries or contact us at 7164033 and +639272976143.

For inquiries call 7164033 or email your queries to pupfilmcenter@yahoo.com

CCP Calendar of Events - August 2011

NOLI THE MUSICAL OPENS TANGHALANG PILIPINO’S SILVER YEAR

In honour of Jose Rizal's 150th birthday, Noli Me Tangere: The Musical will officially open Tanghalang Pilipino’s Silver Theater Season.
The critically acclaimed musical adapted by Ryan Cayabyab from Rizal's most famous work will be restaged, with libretto by National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera and under the direction of theater luminary Audie Gemora. Costume design is by National Artist Salvador Bernal. The artistic panel is now on its final stages in completing the powerhouse cast, which is to be announced this May.

As part of the celebration, an exhibit of Bernal’s works will be mounted during the entire run of the production. A special auction is also set as renowned jeweler, Hans Brumman, creates pieces inspired by Rizal’s work. The items will be revealed to the public very soon. A fashion show is also in the offing to open the Season, featuring the works four named designers.

This production of Noli Me Tangere, in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), will also serve as the launch of the National Campaign urging high school students to join forces with the Kabataang Rizal Movement in order to promote the ideals of Rizal and his vision for the Philippines.

Noli Me Tangere: The Musical opens on August 5, 2011 at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.

Interested sponsors, showbuyers, and block buyers may call us for more details at 832 1125 local 1620. Look for Ms Yanna Acosta or Ms Lorelei Celestino.

July 1, 2011

CINEMALAYA IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

CALLING ALL FILM ENTHUSIASTS! CINEMALAYA IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Are you a self-proclaimed film buff?
Do you have an appetite for movies that go beyond the mainstream?
Are you looking for a chance to show your support for local art?
Do you want to be a part o the country's biggest local film festival?

If you find yourself nodding to these questions, then here's your chance to participate in CINEMALAYA!!!

Sign up as a volunteer and be amidst creative minds: artists, international directors and jurors! Usher guests and assist VIPs and be part of the CINEMALAYA experience!

For more information, call the Marketing Department at 832-1125 local 1800, Tuesday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM, on or before JULY 1, 2011 (FRIDAY)

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