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September 10, 2012

CCP Calendar of Events in September 2012

1 & 4


Category: music

Renowned Filipino soprano Katrina Saporsantos, a master’s degree in Vocal Performance graduate from the Manhattan School of Music where she also finished her Professional Studies Certificate, gives voice masterclasses to voice students and graduates.

Date & Time: 1, 4 September at 1:00PM to 5:30 PM

Venue: MKP Multi-Purpose Hall

1 - 30


Category: musical theater

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Francis Lumen, Smart, and Citibank Philippines tie up to bring Broadway’s longest-running musical to the Philippines. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s megamusical The Phantom of the Opera. Based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, the musical gets its Philippine premiere after 24 years since the production opened on Broadway. An international touring production of The Phantom of the Opera, featuring cast members from the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, and South Africa, runs at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ main theater.

Date & Time: 25 August - 14 October at 8:00 PM & 3:00PM

Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo

(CCP Main Theater)

Tickets: P7,070 | 5,858 | 4,545 | 3,535 | 2,272 | 1,767.50


Ballet Philippines’ NEO-FILIPINO: ANTING

Category: dance

Anting brings to life pre-eminent dramatist Tony Perez’ libretto that explores the world of talismans and amulets of Filipino magical traditions. Each movement is interpreted through dance by noted Filipino choreographers: Paul Alexander Morales, Christine Crame, Gerald Mercado, and Ava Villanueva. They will work with the music of noted musicians Jed Balsamo, Jerrold Tarod, Teresa Barrozo and Israel Rodriguez. Anting promises to take audiences to a different world, one that is altogether historical, traditional, and familiar yet edgy and unusual in approach.

Date: 14-15 September at 3:00PM & 8:00PM | 16 September at 3:00PM & 7:00PM

Venue: CCP Little Theater

Ticket Prices: P600 | 500 (Matinee) / P1200 | 1000 (Evening)

14 - 30

TANGHALANG PILIPINO’S WALANG KUKURAP (By the theater collective composed of Layeta Bucoy, Tuxqs Rutaquio,Nanding Josef & the TP Actors Company)

Directed by Tuxqs Rutaquio

Category: musical theater

Based on the findings of artist-researchers and first-hand testimony from government whistle-blowers and anonymous syndicate insiders, the theater collective creates a mind-bending analysis of corruption and graft. A suspense thriller which combines traditional theatre, live interviews and unscripted performances to blurs the line between reality and fiction. It reveals the shady politics and unethical business practices prevalent in the Philippines today. WALANG KUKURAP addresses the continued atrophy of the Filipino identity and how this decay lends itself to the greatest corruption of all - the coopting of national character and self-worth for short-term material gains.

Dates & Time: 14, 21, 28 September at 8:00 PM

15, 22, 29 September at 3:00PM & 8:00PM

16, 23, 30 September at 3:00PM

Venue: Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)

Tickets: P 600 (Regular) | 300 (Student)



Category: dance

Awit at Sayaw is a recital-performance of the CCP Dance School(CCPDS) for its September Scholars’ Evaluation Program (SepSEP). As a fundraising program for the Noordin Jumalon Scholarship Fund, the SepSEP is a teaching platform for classical and contemporary repertoire, new works and performing experience, pushing CCPDS students and scholars to higher levels as dance artists. Awit at Sayaw is a tribute of songs and dances to the Filipino artists in dance and music, and will be the first SepSEP to be held in the theatre and have live musical accompaniment.

Time: 10:00AM

Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Ticket: P 200



Category: music

The Philippine Philharmonic opens its 30th season with Suite for Variety Orchestra by Dmitri Shostakovich, Aladdin Suite by Nielsen and Symphonic Dances by Rachmaninoff under the baton of Maestro Olivier Ochanine.

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: Philamlife Auditorium

Tickets: P 1,000 | 800 | 500 | 350 | 200

21 - 23


Category: dance

“If I could have another lifetime and several more, I would definitely go back amongst my dear friends living in the deep forest recesses wedged in its slopes of high mountains to listen to tales of rich cultures, delight in their music, be one of them in dance and record their timeless traditions.” Ramon Arevalo Obusan† ,National Artist for Dance

The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group brings back to the stage select dances from the vast archives and research of the late National Artist for Dance, Ramon Arevalo Obusan, in a 40th anniversary presentation that highlights the legacy left behind by Ramon A. Obusan. A presentation of the dance suites that served as foundations for learning about timeless traditions, dances that have brought different communities together as one and signature dance classics that are distinctly associated with Ramon A. Obusan.

Date & Time: 21 September at 8:00PM | 22 - 23 September at 3:00PM

Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Ticket: P 250



Category: music

Antoni Josef Inacay’s performances as cellist has taken him to various Asian countries in 2001 and 2002 as a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra while still pursuing his cello degree at St. Scholastica’s College. Upon graduating, he had already established a busy performing career, active as a chamber musician and principal cellist of the Manila Symphony Orchestra. While enrolled in the studio of Rhoda Rider at the Boston Conservatory, Mr. Inacay was a member of the Boston Conservatory Honors Quartet and participated in several music festivals and masterclasses. Armed with a passion to further express the cello’s versatility, Mr. Inacay helped form and establish an experimental-alternative-rock band called Silent Sanctuary where he plays the cello and electric cello.

Date & Time: 26 September at 7:30 PM

Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

Ticket: P 800 | 600



Category: musical theater

“William” familiarizes young people with the beauty of Shakespeare’s works and re-invents the Bard using rap rhythm and hip-hop beats. The musical touches on themes of adolescence, parents’ unconditional love and friendship and promotes respect for teachers and classmates, and advocates love for reading and appreciating literature—Shakespeare or not.

Time: 3:00PM & 8:00PM

Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino

(CCP LIttle Theater)

Ticket: P 800 | 600


8 August to 23 September 2012


Recipient of the Fukuoka Arts and Culture Prize 2012

(Visual arts, film, special events, installation, sculpture)

Kidlat Tahimik is one of the pioneers of independent filmmaking in Asia and is a staunch advocate of the rights of indigenous peoples. In this installation work, he brings together these two concerns by focusing on the conflict between mainstream/Hollywood and independent cinema. This installation work was created in line with Kidlat Tahimik’s conferment of the prestigious Fukuoka Art and Culture Prize 2012, an honor given to achievements of outstanding individuals or organizations in preserving and creating the unique and diverse cultures of Asia.

8 August to 23 September 2012

Pasilyo Carlos V. Francisco (Little Theatre Lobby)


25 August to 14 October 2012

Phantom of the Opera Memorabilia

(Theatre, visual arts, musical, installation, photography, special events)

An exhibit of memorabilia and photos of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera during its various staging in different venues around the world. Organized by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Concertus, Inc. in line with the musical’s Manila tour.

25 August to 14 October 2012

Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (2/F Hallway Gallery)


5 July to 30 September 2012

RECOLLECTION 1081: Clear and Present Danger

(Visual dissent on martial rule) / (Visual arts, painting, sculpture, prints, contemporary)

In commemoration of the 40th year since the declaration of martial law, this exhibit will bring together visual artists whose creative output captured the mood and sentiments of that political era. It aims to capture memories, issues, and concerns from that pivotal period of September 21, 1972 all the way to the fall of the Marcos regime in February 1986. Also included are recent works that continue to resonate with issues prevalent then and now. Among the featured artists are National Artist BenCab, Jaime de Guzman, Alfredo Liongoren, Pablo Baens Santos, Egay Fernandez, Edicio Dela Torre, Biboy Delotavo, Al Manrique, Ofelia Gelvezon-Tequi, Anna Fer, Nunelucio Alvardo, Manny Garibay, Jose Tence Ruiz, Imelda Cajipe-Endaya, Neil Doloricon, and Orlando Castillo.

This exhibit is organized by the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development (CANVAS), Liongoren Gallery and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

5 July to 30 September 2012

Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3/F Hallway)


Ongoing until 16 September 2012

HEROES: Illustrations by Tony DeZuniga

(Visual arts, contemporary, drawing, comics, illustrations, video)

An exhibit of original drawings and digital reproductions by the late Tony DeZuniga, one of the first Filipino comic book illustrators to work for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. In his 40-year career, DeZuniga has penned the classic superheroes such as the Incredible Hulk, Spider Man, Captain America, and Conan. He is known as the creator of the Western anti-hero Jonah Hex as well as of female superheroes Spider-Woman and The Black Orchid. DeZuniga crossed over to the world of video game design as senior conceptual designer for Sony Entertainment, Universal Digital Arts, and Sega. He created the concepts and arcade art for Sega’s Commando type soldiers Dynamite Deka or Dynamite Cop.

Ongoing until 16 September 2012

Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery) and Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4/F Hallway)


18 September to 4 November 2012

Selected works by previous 13 Artists Awards winners in the CCP Visual Arts Collection

(Visual arts, contemporary, painting, sculpture, prints)

Featuring works by Paz Abad Santos, Gus Albor, Antonio Austria, Virgilio Aviado, Santiago Bose, National Artist Benedicto Cabrera, Eduardo Castrillo, Roderico Jose Daroy, Jaime de Guzman, Rodolfo Gan, Lao Lianben, Noel Manalo, Ben Maramag, Manuel Rodriguez Jr., Rodolfo Samonte.

18 September to 4 November 2012

Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery)


18 September to 4 November 2012

Selected works from the CCP Trophy Collection

(Visual arts, contemporary, sculpture)

18 September to 4 November 2012

Pasilyo Victorio Edades (4/F Hallway)



The Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with the Embajada de España en Manila and Instituto Cervantes Manila presents Masters of Spanish Cinema CCP Best of World Cinema Series September 2012 CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theatre)

Schedule of Screenings

13 September/Thursday (Focus on Icíar Bollaín)

1:00 PM - Flores de otro mundo (1999)

4:00 PM - Te doy mis ojos (2003)

7:00 PM - También la lluvia (2010)

18 October/Thursday (Focus on Julio Médem)

4:00 PM - Tierra (1996)

7:00 PM - Caótica Ana (2007)

The Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with the Japan Foundation and the Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan presents Ohayo Gozaimasu!

Fresh Treats from Japanese Cinema CCP Best of World Cinema Series September - October 2012

CCP Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theatre)

Schedule of Screenings

20 September/Thursday (Children in Cinema)

4:00 PM - Wanko - The Story of Me, My Family and Rock (123mins, 2001)

7:00 PM - Éclair (105 mins, 2011)

25 October/Thursday (Miyazaki!)

4:00 PM - Spirited Away (105mins, 2001)

7:00PM (TBA)

Free admission

Seating strictly on a first come-first served basis.

For more information, kindly call CCP Film, Broadcast & New Media Division at 832 1125, locals 1704 & 1705 (Tue - Fri, office hours only).


Ugnayan sa Sining Community Performances and Exchange Tour
An exchange tour of the Kabpapagariya Ensemble of Mindanao State University, Gen. Santos City.
Dates: 27 to 30 September
Venue: Dumaguete City

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