ang apat ay tubig… ito rin ang ulan, at ito rin ang APAT…

 

“APAT”

KUNG ANG IKA-LIMANG ELEMENTO AY ANG BUHAY…

BAGO MAN ITO MANGYARI, MAY APAT MUNA.

NAISIP NG ISA, BAKA ANG APAT AY ANG TUBIG

ITO RIN ANG ULAN.

ITO RIN ANG “APAT”.

 

KAILANGANG DUMATING NG PANG-APAT

UPANG MABUO ANG PANG-LIMA.

DAHIL ANG PANG-LIMA ANG BUHAY

AT ‘YUN DIN ANG PANG-LIMANG “ELEMENTO”.

 

KAILANGAN PA NG ISA,

UPANG MAGING LIMA SILA.

 

AT SA MULI, ANG BUHAY ANG MANGINGIBABAW

SA KALAWAKAN,

AT,

 

SA

 

WALANG HANGGAN.

 

(mga salitang nilikha ni robert manuguid silverio, sa petsang hulyo a-beinte syete, 2015. iniukit sa kanyang “aklat ng pagibig”, at sa paniniwala ng karamihang “walang forever”…. magpakailanman).*

 

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CINEMALAYA 2015 SCREENING SCHEDULE!!

 

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“CINEMALAYA 2015 SCREENING SCHEDULE”
Venue: CCP Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo), Roxas Blvd., Pasay City

(NOTE: Schedule in the other theaters in CCP and Greenbelt 3 Cinema is being finalized, to be announced.)

August 7, Friday:
6:00 PM – Opening Ceremonies (Open to the Public)
7:00 PM – TAKLUB (Philippines / Opening Film) by Brillante Mendoza (Free Admission)

August 8, Saturday:
6:15 PM – Shorts “A” – APASOL by Ryanne Murcia; GATILYO NG BARIL by Glenmark Doromal and Eero Yves Francisco; SANCTISSIMA by Kenneth Dagatan; KYEL by Arvin “Kadiboy” Belarmino; NENOK by Milo Tolentino
9:00 PM — COMING HOME (China) by Zhang Yimou

August 9, Sunday:
12:45 PM – THE MONK (Myanmar, Czech Republic) by The Maw Naing
3:30 PM — THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (Japan) by Isao Takahata
6:15 PM – Shorts “B” – LISYUN QNG GEOGRAFIA (LESSONS OF GEOGRAPHY) by Petersen Vargas; WAWA by Anj Macalanda; MATER by Annemikami Pablo; PUSONG BATO by Martika Ramirez Escobar; PAPETIR by Darwin Novido
9:00 PM — THE MOVE (Kyrgyzstan) by Marat Saruklu

(No schedule on August 10, Monday)

August 11, Tuesday:
12:45 PM — SUMMER KYOTO (Japan) by Hiroshi Toda
3:30 PM — SIX FEET HIGH (India) by Sanalkumar Sashidaran
6:15 PM — THE NIGHT OF SILENCE (Turkey) by Reis Celik
9:00 PM — POET ON A BUSINESS TRIP (China) by Ju Anqi

August 12, Wednesday:
12:45 PM — THE FERRY (China) by Shi Wei
3:30 PM — THE OWNERS (Kazakhstan) by Adikhana Yerzhanov
6:15 PM — THE LAST REEL (Cambodia) by Sotho Kulikar
9:00 PM — THE MONK (Myanmar, Czech Republic) by The Maw Naing

August 13, Thursday:
12:45 PM — POET ON A BUSINESS TRIP (China) by Ju Anqi
3:30 PM — THE NIGHT OF SILENCE (Turkey) by Reis Celik
6:15 PM — THE FERRY (China) by Shi Wei
9:00 PM — THE MOVE (Kyrgyzstan) by Marat Saruklu

August 14, Friday:
12:45 PM — SIX FEET HIGH (India) by Sanalkumar Sashidaran
3:30 PM — SUMMER KYOTO (Japan) by Hiroshi Toda
6:15 PM — COMING HOME (China) by Zhang Yimou
9:00 PM – SILONG (Philippines / Closing Film) by Jeffrey Hidalgo and Roy Sevilla Ho

August 15, Saturday
10:00 AM — THE OWNERS (Kazakhstan) by Adikhana Yerzhanov
12:45 PM — THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA (Japan) by Isao Takahata
3:30 PM — THE LAST REEL (Cambodia) by Sotho Kulikar

Other screening schedules to be posted next!

 

FROM SSSIP* (JUST KEEP POSTED AT CINEMALAYA 2015’s FACEBOOK PAGE, LINK BELOW:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cinemalaya/758586100903783?pnref=story)

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“indie festivals best” at cinemalaya 2015!

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INDIE FESTIVALS BEST Section >>

The four (4) outstanding and best picture winners of both local and international film festivals to be shown in Cinemalaya 2015 from August 8-15 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Pasay City are:

1. “IMBISIBOL”,  by Lawrence Fajardo (Best Film, Sinag Maynila 2015)
2. “MAGKAKABAUNG (The Coffin Maker)”,  by Jason Paul Laxamana (Best Film, MMFF New Wave 2014, among other awards)
3. “DEMENTIA”,  by Perci Intalan (Best Film, Fantasporto International Fantasy Film Award 2015, among other awards)
4. “VIOLATOR”,  by Eduardo Dayao (Best Film, Cinema One Originals 2014)

 

Screening schedule is now being finalized. To be announced once available.

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Pyesta Kolon Datal 2015

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“Pyesta Kolon Datal 2015”

The City of Koronadal, in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Department of Tourism and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, holds its first ever Koronadal International Folklore Festival dubbed as “Pyesta Kolon Datal” on August 9-18, 2015 featuring twelve participating countries and four Philippine cultural groups. The event was discussed by Koronadal City mayor Peter B. Miguel in a recent press conference held at the CCP.

The countries include performing groups from Armenia, Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Turkey. The Philippine cultural groups consist of the UP Filipiniana Dance Group, PNU Kislap-Sining Dance Troupe, Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe, ECD Dance Company of the Philippines and Koronadal Hinugyaw Cultural Dance Troupe. These groups will showcase hundreds of their own traditional songs and dances in full shows, pocket performances and lecture-demonstrations.

The event is held in celebration of the intangible cultural heritage fostered by CIOFF (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Art) in partnership with UNESCO under the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) Committee. Pyesta Kolon Datal of Koronadal Philippines is recognized by CIOFF as its associate member chaired by Dr. Peter B. Miguel.  (Photos by Kiko Cabuena)

Pilita Corrales in 4th Harana sa Dapit Hapon at CCP

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“Pilita Corrales in 4th Harana sa Dapit Hapon at CCP”

 

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines and Tribung Pilipino Foundation headed by Danny Dolor, presents the fourth performance of Harana sa Dapit Hapon on July 29, 2015 at the Bulwagang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater Lobby) at 4:30pm.

Singers Pilita Corrales and Miguel Castro are the featured performing artists in the event.

Harana sa Dapit Hapon is an afternoon musicale featuring immortal kundimans, harana, balitaw, danza and unforgettable love songs by great Filipino composers. Noted classical singers and performers have been invited.

Succeeding shows of the said event will be held on September 9, October 7, and December 9 this year.

The event is free to the public. Senior citizens, students and the general public are cordially invited.

For details, contact the CCP at 832-1125 local 1600 or 832-2314.

NEO FILIPINO 2015 AT CCP

 

“NEO FILIPINO 2015 AT CCP”

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Agnes D. Locsin
Alden Lugnasin
Alden Lugnasin
Denisa Reyes
Denisa Reyes
Paul Morales
Paul Morales

The Cultural Center of the Philippines with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and in cooperation with Ballet Philippines and the College of St. Benilde presents Neo Filipino 2015: Contemporary Dance Classics on July 31 to August 2 at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).

A “looking-back” into the dance series’ history, NEO FILIPINO 2015 presents restaged works of 9 pioneering contemporary choreographers whose original works were premiered in Neo Filipino concerts produced by Ballet Philippines: Myra Beltran (Itim Asu: 1719-2009), Christine Crame (Beat), Agnes Locsin (Taong Talangka), Alden Lugnasin (Flippers), Max Luna III (Excerpt from Mga Awit), Paul Alexander Morales (Lakambini), Denisa Reyes (Asong Ulol Atbp.), Dwight Rodrigazo (Pamatdan), and Alvin Erasga Tolentino (Field 1).

The NEO FILIPINO Dance Series started in 1987 as a platform for Filipino choreographers to make dance as the central force, the impetus, the muscle in collaborating with the other art forms: music, visual arts, literature, theatre, literature and film. Through movement dance artists aired experimental and provocative works that spoke of inquiries about Philippine traditional and contemporary life.

Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s 38th Season opener: “FLORANTE AT LAURA”

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Gantimpala Theater Foundation’s 38th Season opener
“FLORANTE AT LAURA”
directed by Roeder Camañag
at the AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, QC.

“A classic Pinoy novel by Francisco Balagtas, this version written by Bonifacio Ilagan shall use the theater form of the ‘komedya’ to make it more suitable to the H.S. students”

(press release below on “Florante at Laura”, written by mr. joselito ‘toots’ tolentino).*

Gantimpala Theater Foundation Inc. proudly presents its 38th season opening production Francisco Balagtas’ “FLORANTE AT LAURA” — one of the most enduring Filipino literary masterpieces described by many as a poetic art that examines the nature of justice, truth and commitment to fairness, written into a play by award-winning and respected playwright Boni Ilagan, with multi-awarded actor, Roeder Camañag as its director.The famous Filipino love story uses the theater form of the ‘komedya’ complete with its majestic marches and grand batalia. See how the love of florante, laura, Aladin and Flerida conqyered the warring Moors and Christians.“Boni Ilagan wrote such a superb script!” exclaims director Camañag. “His interpretation of the classic focuses on the many facets of love — from its purest form to its most corrupted version. His understanding of Balagtas’ words allows audiences the opportunities to witness Florante’s encounters with love — his love for knowledge, his love for his parents, his brotherly love for his best friend Minandro, his romantic love for Laura, his love for his enemies, and ultimately, the love for his country and the Higher Cause.”

“We are highlighting the beauty of the language and the elements of komedya,” he continues. “What we give the public now is a tribute to Florante and Laura, as literary characters, a tribute to Francisco Balagtas and his mastery of the Tagalog language, and a tribute to the komedya, which is a true Filipino theater form.

Portraying the lead roles of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015 are Paul Jake Paule (Florante), Ellrica Laguardia (Laura), Ace Urieta (Adolfo), Jefrey Carpio (Aladin), and Sharlene Rivera and Ira Ruzz (Flerida).

Majority of my cast are members of Gantimpala’s Actor’s Company. I think I have chosen a formidable group. All of them are doing very well. We are pushing them, bringing out their best.” Playing the Albanian prince Florante is Paul Jake Paule. Ellrica Laguardia portrays Laura, princess and Florante’s sweetheart. “If I were to describe my leads, they are the perfect personification of the values, virtues and symbols of Balagtas’ written texts, Paul Jake exudes regal air, bravery and sincerity while Ellrica is passionate, fiery and strikingly beautiful.”

The supporting cast include Ku Aquino (Haring Linceo/Sultan Ali-Adab), Billy Parjan (Duke Briseo), Julena Dondon (Reyna Floresca), Morris Sevilla (Menandro), Basty Batistis (Antenor), and King Urieta (Makata).

The ensemble is composed of Julius Empredo, Aaron Dioquino (Batang Florante, Kych Minemoto (Batang Adolfo), Masanori Mentuda, Ian De Leon, Sem Pabion, Bong Moreno, Jernice Maturan, Sheila Reyes, Jeanneth Cruz, Rein Ramos, Ronnel Allanigue.

The artistic team of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015 are Bonifacio Ilagan (Playwright/Librettist), Roeder Camañag (Director), Toni Muñoz (Composer/Musical Director), Ian De Leon (Choreographer), Andy Villareal (Lighting Director), Vangie Inocencio (Costume Head), Joey De Guzman (Set Designer).

The Production team is composed of Pauwie Garcia (Production Manager), Rojean Regoso (Asst. Production Manager), Mary Joyce Tejero (Stage Manager), John Sanchez, Cecilia Buban, and Marsheen Arcilla (Assistant Stage Managers), Toots Tolentino (Publicist).

The venue and performance schedules of FLORANTE AT LAURA 2015 are as follows:

AFP THEATER, CAMP AGUINALDO, QC: July 31 (Fri.),
August 1 (Sat.) — 9 am, 12 pm and 3 pm ;

STAR THEATER, STAR CITY: August 7 (Fri.) – 9 am, 12 pm, 3 pm;

CINEMA 3 , SM SOUTHMALL
August 14 (Fri.), August 15 (Sat.) – 11 am, 2 pm

For more information, booking reservations, and show buys, call GANTIMPALA Marketing Office at tel. numbers: 998-5622 and 872-0261 or text at mobile number 0921-251 3733 or send email to gantimpalatheatermarketing@yahoo.com.

Connect to FLORANTE AT LAURA online through the following social media networks:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gantimpala
Twitter: @gantimpalatf
Instagram: @gantimpalatf

See you at the theater!