NEO FILIPINO 2015 AT CCP

 

“NEO FILIPINO 2015 AT CCP”

Agnes D. Locsin
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.

NINE WORKS THEATRICAL GETS TEN NOMINATIONS IN THIS YEAR’S GAWAD-BUHAY AWARDS…

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from sssip 🙂 NINE WORKS THEATRICAL GOT TEN NOMINATIONS THIS YEAR FOR GAWAD BUHAY AWARDS.

“Philstage Gawad Buhay!’s 2014 nominations out, Peta’s ‘Rak of Aegis’ leads with 17 nods”

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The Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (Peta) “Rak of Aegis,” a musical-comedy production about a fictional urban-poor community coping with floods that features the songs of the iconic pop-rock band Aegis, grabbed the lead in the 2014 nominations for the Gawad Buhay!, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts, with 17 nods in the performance and technical categories.

Following “Rak of Aegis” is Repertory Philippines’ production of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play “August: Osage County,” directed by Chris Millado, with 12 nominations.

(TO ADD, FROMM SSSIP 🙂 NINE WORKS THEATRICAL GOT 10 NOMINATIONS).***

Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente,” the late Rolando Tinio’s Filipino translation of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” again directed by Millado, got nine nominations, tying with Ballet Philippines’ restaging of Agnes Locsin’s “La Revolucion Filipina.”

Now on its seventh year, Gawad Buhay! is the first-ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts juried by an independent panel of critics, scholars, artists and theater enthusiasts. Outstanding individual and group achievements in various artistic and technical aspects of play, musical and dance productions and performances are honored based on quarterly citations deliberated by members of the jury who are required to watch all productions of Philstage member-companies for the entire year.

From the four quarterly citations, the jury selects the final nominees qualified to win the awards by the end of the performance season.

Awarding ceremonies will be on June 11.

Philstage is the only alliance of professional performing arts organizations in the Philippines. Its members include Ballet Manila (BM), Ballet Philippines (BP), Gantimpala Theater Foundation, Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit, Peta, Repertory Philippines (Rep), Tanghalang Pilipino (TP), Trumpets, Actor’s Actors Inc. (AAI), 9 Works Theatrical (9WT), Philippine Opera Company, Resorts World Manila’s Full House Theater Company, and the newest company to join, Red Turnip Theater.

COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINATIONS IN VARIOUS CATEGORIES

[Note: Lone nominees are automatic winners.]

Outstanding Original Script
No nomination

Peta’s “Rak of Aegis,” with 17 nominations in the 2014 Gawad Buhay!, returns for a new run and with new cast members starting June 19. PHOTO FROM PETA Read more: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/192481/philstage-gawad-buhays-2014-nominations-out-petas-rak-of-aegis-leads-with-17-nods#ixzz3cX1pps8m  Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
Peta’s “Rak of Aegis,” with 17 nominations in the 2014 Gawad Buhay!, returns for a new run and with new cast members starting June 19. PHOTO FROM PETA
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Outstanding Original Libretto
Liza Magtoto, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)

Outstanding Translation or Adaptation
Virgilio Almario and José Lacaba, “Mga Ama, Mga Anak” (TP)
Rolando Tinio, “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” (TP)

Outstanding Musical Direction
Myke Salomon, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Inday Echevarria, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (Full House)
Joseph Tolentino, “The Last Five Years” (9WT)

'THE LAST 5 YEARS" from nine works theatrical
‘THE LAST 5 YEARS” from nine works theatrical

Outstanding Original Musical Composition
No nomination

Ballet Philippines’ “La Revolucion Filipina” leads in the dance categories with 9 nominations. PHOTO BY VICTOR URSABIA Read more: http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/192481/philstage-gawad-buhays-2014-nominations-out-petas-rak-of-aegis-leads-with-17-nods#ixzz3cX23RMDQ  Follow us: @inquirerdotnet on Twitter | inquirerdotnet on Facebook
Ballet Philippines’ “La Revolucion Filipina” leads in the dance categories with 9 nominations. PHOTO BY VICTOR URSABIA
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Outstanding Choreography for a Dance Production
Bam Damian, “Aramica” [from “Heart2Heart: Ballet & Ballads”] (BM)
Denisa Reyes, “Muybridge Frames” [from “Art of Dance”] (BP)
Bam Damian, “After Whom” [from “The Blue Moon Series”] (BP)
Alice Reyes, “Bungkos Suite” [from “The Blue Moon Series”] (BP)
Agnes Locsin, “La Revolucion Filipina” (BP)

Outstanding Choreography for a Play or Musical
Nancy Crowe, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (Full House)
Gio Gahol, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Nestee Mamaril Gamilla, “Kleptomaniacs” (TP)

Outstanding Costume Design
Carlo Pagunaling, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Edgar San Diego, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (Peta)
Rajo Laurel, “Full Gallop” (My Own Mann Productions/AAI and The Necessary Theatre)
Victor Ursabia, “La Revolucion Filipina” (BP)
Valeen Vicente, “Scrooge” (Rep)

Outstanding Lighting Design
John Batalla, “Wait Until Dark” (Rep)
Katsch Catoy, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Martin Esteva, “The Last 5 Years” (9WT)
Bart Guingona, “Venus in Fur” (AAI/The Necessary Theatre)
Katsch Catoy, “La Revolucion Filipina” (BP)

Outstanding Sound Design
Jethro Joaquin, “Noises Off” (Rep)
Jethro Joaquin, “Wait Until Dark” (Rep)
Myke Salomon and Happy Constantino, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Bart Guingona, “Venus in Fur” (AAI/The Necessary Theatre)
Ryan Cayabyab (remastered by David Theo), “La Revolucion Filipina” (BP)

Outstanding Set Design
Mio Infante, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Miguel Faustmann, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Miguel Faustmann, “Noises Off” (Rep)
Mio Infante, “The Last 5 Years” (9WT)
Mio Infante, “La Revolucion Filipina” (BP)

Female Lead Performance in a Play
Baby Barredo, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Cherie Gil, “Full Gallop” (My Own Mann/AAI)
Liesl Batucan, “Wait Until Dark” (Rep)
Jennifer Blair-Bianco, “Venus in Fur” (AAI/The Necessary Theatre)
Gina Pareño, “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” (TP)

Male Lead Performance in a Play
Spanky Manikan, “Mga Ama, Mga Anak” (TP)
Robert Arevalo, “Mga Ama, Mga Anak” (TP)
Jonathan Tadioan, “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” (TP)
David Bianco, “Venus in Fur” (AAI/The Necessary Theatre)

Female Featured Performance in a Play
Pinky Amador, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Liesl Batucan, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Sheila Francisco, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Tami Monsod, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Madeleine Nicolas, “Mga Ama, Mga Anak” (TP)

Male Featured Performance in a Play
Richard Cunanan, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Hans Eckstein, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Yul Servo, “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” (TP)
Dido dela Paz, “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” (TP)
Marco Viaña, “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” (TP)

Female Lead Performance in a Musical
Aicelle Santos, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Joan Bugcat, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Kim Molina, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Nikki Gil, “The Last 5 Years” (9WT)
Tippy Dos Santos, “Grease” (9WT)

Male Lead Performance in a Musical
Red Concepcion, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (Full House)
Joaquin Valdes, “The Last 5 Years” (9WT)
Nicco Manalo, “Kleptomaniacs” (TP)
Michael Williams, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (Full House)

Female Featured Performance in a Musical
Bituin Escalante, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (Full House)
Kalila Aguilos, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Antoinette Taus, “Grease” (9WT)

Male Featured Performance in a Musical
Pepe Herrera, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Jerald Napoles, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Myke Salomon, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Juliene Mendoza, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Micko Laurente, “Kleptomaniacs” (TP)

Female Lead Performance in Modern Dance
Dawna Mangahas, “Shutter” [from “Heart2Heart: Ballet & Ballads”] (BM)
Monica Gana, “Duet” [from “Art of Dance”] (BP)
Kris-Belle Paclibar-Mamangun, “Salome” [from “The Blue Moon Series”] (BP)
Carissa Adea, “Songs of the Wayfarer” [from “The Blue Moon Series”] (BP)
Jessa Balote, “Sari’t Bahag” [from “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika: An OPM Festival”] (BM)

Male Lead Performance in Modern Dance
Elpidio Magat, “Shutter” [from “Heart2Heart: Ballet & Ballads”] (BM)
Earl John Arisola, “Duet” [from “Art of Dance”] (BP)
Rudy de Dios, “Aramica” [from “Heart2Heart: Ballet & Ballads”] (BM)
Jean Marc Cordero, “La Revolucion Filipina” (BP)
Richardson Yadao, “La Revolucion Filipina” (BP)

Female Featured Performance in Modern Dance
No nomination

Male Featured Performance in Modern Dance
No nomination

Female Lead Performance in Classical Dance
Denise Parungao, “Cinderella” (BP)
Monica Gana, “Cinderella” (BP)
Dawna Mangahas, “Nutkraker” (BM)

Male Lead Performance in Classical Dance
Richardson Yadao, “Cinderella” (BP)
Earl John Arisola, “Cinderella” (BP)

Female Featured Performance in Classical Dance
Celina Dofitas, “Cinderella” (BP)
Edana Mae Labitoria, “Cinderella” (BP)
Katherine Trofeo, “Cinderella” (BP)
Rita Winder, “Cinderella” (BP)

Male Featured Performance in Classical Dance
No nomination

Outstanding Modern Dance Production
“Aramica” [from “Heart2Heart: Ballet & Ballads”] (BM)
“Muybridge Frames” [from “Art of Dance”] (BP)
“La Revolucion Filipina” (BP)

Outstanding Classical Dance Production
No nomination

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Play
Chris Millado, “August: Osage County” (Rep)
Miguel Faustmann, “Wait Until Dark” (Rep)
Bart Guingona, “Full Gallop” (My Own Mann/AAI)
Chris Millado, “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” (TP)
Bart Guingona, “Venus in Fur” (AAI/The Necessary Theatre)

Outstanding Stage Direction for a Musical
Maribel Legarda, “Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
Jaime del Mundo, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (Full House)
Robbie Guevara, “The Last 5 Years” (9WT)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Play
“August: Osage County” (Rep)
“Venus in Fur” (AAI/The Necessary Theatre)
“Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” (TP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for a Musical
“Rak of Aegis” (Peta)
“The Last 5 Years” (9WT)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Modern Dance
“Aramica” [from “Heart2Heart: Ballet & Ballads”] (BM)
“Muybridge Frames” [from “Art of Dance”] (BP)
“After Whom” [from “The Blue Moon Series”] (BP)
“Bungkos Suite” [from “The Blue Moon Series”] (BP)
“La Revolucion Filipina” (BP)

Outstanding Ensemble Performance for Classical Dance
No nomination

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Play
“August: Osage County” (Rep)
“Full Gallop” (My Own Mann/AAI)
“Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” (TP)
“Venus in Fur” (AAI/The Necessary Theatre)

Outstanding Production of Existing Material for a Musical
“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (Full House)
“The Last 5 Years” (9WT)

Outstanding Original Play
No nomination

Outstanding Original Musical
“Rak of Aegis” (Peta)

Outstanding Production for Children
No nomination

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CCP OFFERS DANCE CLASSES FOR ACTORS

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“CCP OFFERS DANCE CLASSES FOR ACTORS”

 

The Cultural Center of the Philippines is now offering dance classes for actors, to hone the dance and movement skills of musical theater practicioners. The classes shall be given by dance experts from Ballet Philippines (BP) to be held at the Ballet Philippines Dance School at the CCP and at the SM Aura.

The Actor’s Dance Class (CCP Dance School – Studio 1, Saturday 4:00-5:30pm) explores extensive range of styles and disciplines across all levels of experience. It aims to sharpen skills of theater practitioners. The creative exercises are provided to enable each participant to compose and improvise through song, movement, speech and dance.

Specifically designed for the adult dancer, Adult Elementary Ballet for Actors (Venue: CCP Dance School – Baby Ballet Studio; Day/Time: Wednesday and Friday 7:00-8:00pm, Saturday 3:00-4:00pm), aims to guide mature students through careful instruction and motivation to improve their technical and artistic abilities. Perfect for those interested in taking dance for fitness and recreation, or for the experienced adult dancer who wants to continue or return to serious training, classes retain the demands and focus on technical details of ballet.

 

For the Elementary Modern Dance Classes for Actors (CCP Dance School – Studio 1, Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:30pm), modern dance explores dance movements beyond the set boundaries of classical ballet, incorporating influences from day-to-day movements, folk dances, martial arts and other sports, as well as contemporary/popular dance. Modern serves as a laboratory for emerging dancers and choreographers, allowing the discovery of new artists in dance.

The Ballet Workout for Actors course (CCP Dance School – Studio 1, Monday and Wednesday 9:00-10:00am;BP Dance School – SM AURA: Mondays 3:00-4:00pm, 6:00-7:00pm; Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am, 3:00-4:00pm, 6:30-7:30pm; Fridays, 11:30-12:30pm, 1:00-2:00pm, 3:00-4:00pm, 8:30-9:30pm) is focused on fitness (strength and stretching, low-impact workout) based on classical ballet exercises. Like any form of exercise, the Ballet Workout is sure to reduce stress levels and release good hormones. Learning the basics of ballet will build your strength and improve your balance and coordination. It is highly recommended for women who want to enhance their mind and muscle memory while strengthening the core muscles in their body.

Be as powerful and graceful as ballerinas with Ladies’ Ballet for Actors (CCP Dance School Studio 1, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-11:00am; BP Dance School – SM AURA: Ladies’ Ballet 1, Monday and Friday 10:00-11:30am, Fridays 4:00-5:30pm; Ladies’ Ballet 2, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-11:30am, Friday 7:00-8:30pm). The class is recommended for students who want to take up ballet technique class to achieve a good posture, build a strong and lean center, improve flexibility, and tone their muscles. Also recommended for former dancers who are in need of an easier back-to-basics classical ballet class.

Active Stretch for Actors (CCP Dance School – Studio 1, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-9:30am; BP Dance School – SM AURA: Monday 2:00-3:00pm, 7:00-8:00pm, Tuesday 9:00-10:00am, Wednesday 2:00-3:00pm, Thursday 9:00-10:00am, Fridays 2:00-3:00pm, 8:30-9:30pm) is a body shaping, toning, and strengthening program. Active Stretch develops strength and endurance through highly intensive stretching workout based on ballet, yoga, floor pilates and gyrotonics.

 

Registration is P500, Per class (1 hr) – P550, Per class (1 ½ hr) – P600, Monthly 1x/week – P2200, Monthly 2x/week – P2760, Monthly 3x/week – P3180, and Monthly unlimited – P5000.

 

Actors may avail a 30% discount for monthly packages.

For inquiries, please contact the CCP Artist Training Division at 832-1125 local 1604 / 1605 or emailccp.artist.training@gmail.com or ccp website (www.culturalcenter.gov.ph), Ballet Philippines at 833-3244 / 832-3689, email (ccpds@ballet.ph), website (www.ballet.ph) with offices at the 4th Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City / Ballet Philippines Dance School, 6th Floor, SM AURA Tower, McKinley Parkway, Taguig City.