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June 29, 2014

Disney's Broadway Musical Beauty and The Beast Live in Manila

Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks, Broadway Entertainment Group, and Ovation Productions will present the first International Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in celebration of the production’s 20th anniversary.

The tour will play in markets to include Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The musical, which will reunite the original Broadway creative, will be seen for the first time in these territories. For Manila, Beauty and the Beast will be handled by veteran concert promoter Renen de Guia of Ovation Productions which is, coincidentally, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. Venue is the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) main theater and dates are in January 2015.

June 27, 2014

EIGA SAI 2014 - The Japanese Film Festival

A Guide to Eiga Sai 2014

Eiga Sai returns this year with the theme “Family”. The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) is slated to present 16 contemporary Japanese films that deal with various stories of families. This year's festival will take place at the Shangri-La Cineplex from July 3 – 13, Abreeza Mall Cinema, Ayala (July 25 to 27), FDCP Cinematheque, Davao City (July 29 to August 3) and Ayala Center Cinema 4, Cebu City (August 6 to 10).

Here's a list of this year's lineup:

June 26, 2014

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch PETA's 'Rak of Aegis' Re-run

Necessary Repetitions: 5 Reasons Why You Should Watch PETA's 'Rak of Aegis' Re-run

by Francis Christian Lubag
Why is there a new article? Sure. Just because PETA’s Rak of Aegis is staging a rerun doesn’t necessarily mean we have to write about it again. Problem is, our review of its original run is buried in too deep of this site, which will make you – let’s face it – too lazy to look and read it (that is despite Google’s existence).

But beyond that pragmatic reasoning is the fact that Rak of Aegis, while not perfect, warrants your attention — whether you’ve seen it before or not. So this time, for the sake of convenience, we will not write a new review. Here’s a quick list of why you “really really” should watch Rak of Aegis (because apparently, long articles are boring and list articles are the way to engage a lazy generation such as ours):

June 18, 2014

Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival 2015

The Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila, 2015 will be held on July 22-25, 2015, following the huge success of the 1st Andrea O. International Choral Festival held in August 2013 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers. This Festival named after the founder of the acclaimed ensemble, aims to be a bigger Festival as it gathers Filipino and foreign choirs who will compete in the Folk Song, Chamber Choir, and Vocal Ensemble categories. Five internationally known choral conductors from the following: North and South America, Europe, South Africa, and the Philippines, will comprise the competition jury.

PRESENTED BY The Cultural Center of the Philippines,  July 22-25, 2015; Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo

To download competition guideline click here.
To download application form click here.

June 17, 2014

NCCA Call for Proposals 2015

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 Grants Program, and Institutional Programs (NCCA Outreach Program, Resource Person’s Bureau, Technical Assistance Program).

We are now accepting project proposals for the NCCA Grants Program for 2015:

June 16, 2014

Ramon Obusan's 76th Birth Anniversary - National Artist for Dance

Today is the 76th birth anniversary of Ramon Obusan, National Artist for Dance.

"Ramon Obusan was a dancer, choreographer, stage designer and artistic director," writes the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. "He achieved phenomenal success in Philippine dance and cultural work. He was also acknowledged as a researcher, archivist and documentary filmmaker who broadened and deepened the Filipino understanding of his own cultural life and expressions. Through the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group (ROFG), he had effected cultural and diplomatic exchanges using the multifarious aspects and dimensions of the art of dance."

Read Ramon Obusan's profile:

Learn more about the Order of National Artists:

June 13, 2014

The CCP Orchestra and Band Festival 2014

Various orchestras and symphonic bands were presented at the press conference of the 2014 Orchestra and Band Festival held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Little Theater Lobby recently. CCP vice president & artistic director Chris Millado gave the opening remarks followed by performances by the UST Wind Orchestra.

The Orchestra and Band Festival will be held on July 1-6, 2014 at the CCP Main and Little Theaters featuring the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Manila Symphony Orchestra, ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, UP Symphony Orchestra, Bulacan State University Symphonic Band, Malindig Institute Band of Marinduque, UST Wind Orchestra, Bukidnon State University Band, St. Louis University Band of Baguio, De la Salle Santiago Zobel Symphonic Band, Kapisanan Banda II of Pulong Buhangin (Sta. Maria, Bulacan), Cardona 5, Banda Kabyaw of Nueva Ecija, Banda 88 Sta. Maria Bulacan, Philbanda Wind Orchestra, Philippine Army Band, Philippine Navy Band, Philippine Air Force Band, Philippine Coast Guard Symphonic Band, and the Presidential Security Group Band.

It seeks to provide opportunities for the many performing groups that are deserving of the proper exposure, and at the same time treat the local audiences to a rich variety of symphonic sounds emanating from the various groups around the country. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)
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Tuesday July 1, 2014 - Sunday July 6, 2014

June 9, 2014

Iloilo Prima Galaw Art Institute Soon To Open


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June 5, 2014

COKE - A Contemporary Dance Performance at the PETA PHINMA Theater

Belgian dance company Kobalt Works, in cooperation with the PETA Theater Center and the Goethe Institut Manila, present COKE, a contemporary dance performance at the PETA PHINMA Theater this June 13-14, 7:00PM.

Arco Renz, the artistic director and principal choreographer of Kobalt Works collaborated with an ensemble composed of PETA Senior Teacher Artists Ian Segarra, Mean Espinosa and Carlon Matobato, dancers Lyg Carillo, Rafflesia Bravo and award-winning pole dancer Eisa Jocson to create the said performance. Guest artists from the famed dance group Sexbomb Dancers were also invited to give input to the movement vocabulary depicted in COKE.

June 2, 2014

Hansel and Gretel: A Children's Musical @ the Eastwood Mall QC

Get ready to be transported to a world of magic and mystery this June as Eastwood Mall and Kids Act Philippines bring Hansel and Gretel, A Children’s Musical.

Families, kids and kids at heart can relive the magic of the world-renowned classic tale, written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, with the return of the award-winning musical play on June 8, 3PM at the Eastwood Mall Atrium.

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