“CINEMALAYA 2016 MEMORIES” WITH EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS BY DON GORDON BELL…

SA DAPIT HAPON NG BUHAY MO, SIMPLE NA LANG SIGURO ANG KALIGAYAHAN MO. NGINGITI KA NA SA BANAYAD NA SALPOK NG HANGIN SA IYONG MUKHA, O SA MASASAYANG PATAK NG ULAN NA DUMADALOY BUHAT SA ULO MO, NA TILA BINIBIRO KA AT KINIKILITI…

SA DAPIT HAPON NG BUHAY MO, ISA LANG DIN SA MGA BAGAY NA HINIHILING MO AY ‘YUNG MAKAPANOOD KA NG MGA ARTISTIKONG PELIKULA NA GAWA NG MGA MAKABAGONG ARTISTIKONG NILALANG SA IKA-PITONG SINING.

NA MAPAPANOOD MO LAMANG SA ISANG PESTIBAL NA TULAD NG CINEMALAYA…

SA CLOSING DAY NG CINEMALAYA AY NASAKSIHAN MO LAHAT IYON. NADAMA NG LUBUSAN.

ITO ANG IYONG CINEMALAYA 2016 MEMORIES.

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HAYUN KA AT NAKIPAG-USAP SA MGA HINDI BASTA-BASTANG FILM ARTISTS NA TULAD NINA DIREK JOEY ROMERO, BIBETH ORTEZA, RICKY LEE, JOEL LAMANGAN, ERIC RAMOS, MERCEDES CABRAL, SHANDII BACOLOD, PERRY ESCANO… AT IBA PA.

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director joey romero with his NATIONAL ARTIST father eddie romero (r.i.p.)
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eric ramos, scriptwriter
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ricky lee

HAYUN KA AT BABA-AKYAT MULA SA RED CARPET STAIRS NG CCP – SA MAIN THEATER PABABA ULIT SA DREAM THEATER.

HINDI MO RIN ALAM, SI JACKIE AQUINO NA PALA YUNG NASA HARAP MO AT KAUSAP. SI JACKIE NA MULA SA MGA ANGKAN NG MGA AQUINO NA NABIRO-BIRO MO PA AT NAKIPAG-TAWANAN SA IYO…

HINDI MO RIN ALAM KUNG PAANO MO BABATIIN ANG INIIDOLO MONG SI LAURICE GUILLEN NA DUMAAN MISMO SA HARAP MO AT NINASA MONG HABULIN AT KUMUSTAHIN DAHIL MAGKAKILALA NAMAN KAYO…

MULA SA IBABA NG MAIN THEATER, TINANAW MO SI DIREK GIL PORTES, ANG IYONG ISA SA MGA TINUTURING NA KAIBIGANG DIREKTOR, NA SIYA RING DIREKTOR NG “HERMANO PULI”, ANG CLOSING FILM NG CINEMALAYA 2016.

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ISANG NAPAKATAMIS NA NGITI MULA KAY MERCEDES CABRAL ANG LUBOS DING NAGPASAYA NG IYONG DAMDAMIN, SABAY SABI PA NIYANG- “KUMUSTA KA NA, ROBERT?” SAPAT NA IYON PARA MALAMAN MO, MAHAL KA PA RIN “NILA”- NG MUNDO NG PELIKULA…

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INAKAP KA NI DIREK SHANDII HABANG PINIPIKTYURAN KAYO NG “GUARDIAN ANGEL” MO AT SPONSOR MO NU’NG ARAW NA IYON NA SI DON GORDON BELL (SI MR. BELL NA SIYANG DAHILAN KUNG BAKIT NAWALA ANG TAMPO MO SA CINEMALAYA)…

MAY MGA BAGONG KAIBIGAN KANG NAKILALA NA KASAMA NI MR. PAULEY VECINO NA FAN NG BETERANANG AKTRES NA SI DIVINA VALENCIA…

KAPAG TINITIGNAN KA NG MGA KABATAANG KAPWA MO NANONOOD NG MGA PELIKULA SA MAIN THEATER AT SA DREAM THEATER, ALAM MONG WELCOME NA WELCOME KA SA KANILA. NA “BELONG NA BELONG” KA…

MGA ESTUDYANTE SA U.P., YOUNG FILM ARTISTS, CELEBRITIES… LAHAT SILA, NARARAMDAMAN DIN ANG MGA NARARAMDAMAN MO NUNG MGA SANDALING IYON-

“THE FEELING OF MAGIC” IN WATCHING TRUE AND GENUINE FILMS NA HINDI KOMERSYAL ANG PAGKAKAGAWA.

BINATI KA NINA MARIO HERNANDO (A FILM CITIC), JOEL LAMANGAN, RICKY LEE, AT IBA PA.

PERO HIGIT SA LAHAT, NAKITA MO ANG DATI MONG KASAMAHAN SA PANULAT NA SI JOCELYN DINO, DATING KOLUMNISTA SA BALITA TABLOID, NA KASAMA NI JULIANITO V. VILLASANTA NA ISA RING MANUNULAT NA TULAD MO. NAG-BONDING KAYONG TATLO SA MULI. NI-RECALL NINYO ANG MGA ALA-ALA NUONG KAYO’Y MGA BATANG MANUNULAT PA LAMANG… MAGHAPON SA CINEMALAYA, MAGKAKASAMA KAYO…

HINDI MO AKALAIN, MAY ISA PA PALA.

KAY TAGAL MO SIYANG HINDI NAKITA. AT LUMAPIT SIYA SA IYO MULA SA KINAUUPUAN MO PARA KAMAYAN KA NG NAPAKAHIGPIT AT PUNO NG DAMDAMIN.

SIYA SI RAIN.

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SI RAIN YAMSON, ANG CINEMATOGRAPHER. SI RAIN, NA NAPAPANOOD MO NA NGAYON ANG KANYANG HUSAY AT GALING SA MGA TELESERYES NG CHANNEL 2…

AKALA MO ‘YUN NA ‘YON. PERO SA MAIN FACADE NG CCP, NAKITA MO MULI SI RAIN. NAG-USAP KAYO SANDALI. AT SA HULING SULYAP MO, NAKITA KA NIYA.

ITO ANG IYONG CINEMALAYA MEMORIES 2016.

AKALA MO, HINDI KA NA MAKAKAHABOL PA. PERO NAGKAMALI SILA.

“sabi ko naman sa inyo, hindi NIYA ako pababayaan, eh.”— sssip.*

HABAMBUHAY.

(sinulat ni robert manuguid silverio)

WITH EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS BY MR. DON GORDON BELL

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ms. nora aunor, among others, receives the highest award given by the cultural center of the philippines!

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“2015 GAWAD SINING AWARDS HELD AT CCP”

 

 

THE Gawad CCP Para sa Sining awarded eleven individuals and two organizations for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Philippine arts and culture recently at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater).

 

The Gawad CCP Para sa Sining is the highest award given by the CCP. The award was conferred on Denisa G. Reyes for Dance; Fides Cuyugan-Asensio for Music; Antonio O. Mabesa for Theater; Roberto Chabet for Visual Arts; Ricardo A. Lee for Literature; Nora C. Villamayor a.k.a. Nora Aunor for Film and Broadcast Arts; Paulo G. Alcazaren for Architecture; Ben S. Farrales for Fashion Design; Leoncio P. Deriada for Literature, Talaandig School of Living Tradition for Cultural Work, Armida Siguion-Reyna for Cultural Advocacy, and Basilio Esteban Villaruz for Cultural Research. The Missionary Society of St. Columban received the Tanging Parangal for Heritage Preservation.

 

Denisa Reyes holds an impressive line of choreographic works that won critical recognition in the international dance scene. Her works focus on Philippine and Asian Contemporary dance and the possibilities of presenting current local issues through dance expressions.

 

Fides Cuyugan-Asensio is an icon in the development of opera and musical theater in the Philippines. She has also realized her nurtured gifts to conceptualize and stage the art and craft of theater in the country. She continues to promote young classical singers through the Music Theater Foundation of the Philippines, the non-profit organization she has established.

 

Antonio Mabesa is a theater artist and mentor who has involved himself in nearly every field of theater arts. While he is known as one of the country’s premier directors, directing over 130 stage productions, he is also an actor who has worked with the top theater companies and film directors.

 

Roberto Chabet, the first curator of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, is credited with having introduced conceptual art into the Philippine art scene. He spearheaded the acquisition of notable works of Filipino masters and contemporary artists. He also founded the 13 Artists Exhibit.

 

Ricardo Lee championed the use of Filipino in fiction since the 1960s and screenplay writing since the 1980s. His numerous books are the embodiment of his creative and imaginative power enriching Philippine Literature and Cinema.

 

Nora Aunor is a multi-awarded Filipina actress, singer, and producer. She has also topbilled several stage plays, television shows, and concerts, and has received numerous national and international awards and nominations. She is regarded as the “Superstar in Philippine Entertainment Industry”.

 

 

Paulo Alcazaren has been contributing works to the field of architecture that are not only aesthetically pleasing but environmentally sensitive as well. Owing to his education of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of the Philippines, his works and that of his company, Paulo G. Alcazaren and Associates (PGAA), have adeptly integrated verdure in the urban setting.

 

Ben Farrales took his imagination to the next level and brought indigenous designs and materials into dazzling creations we see today, worn by prominent personalities in elegant balls, society affairs, and fashion shows. His patterns are based on the Muslim culture, taking the malong fashion in other parts of the world like Canada, Los Angeles, and New York through an exhibit called “Maranaw.”

 

Leoncio Deriada has won all the prestigious literary awards including the Palanca Hall of Fame for his works in English, Filipino and Hiligaynon. His most important contribution is his having encouraged and trained young writers in West Visayas and produced prize winners for writing in Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a and Aklanon besides English and Filipino.

 

The Talaandig School of Living Tradition is a haven for pre-school children who learn reading, writing and arithmetic alongside traditional Talaandig values and mythologies, dance techniques, and music. The knowledge on the Talaandig people including their roots and identity are disseminated in the form of entertainment such as storytelling, chanting, music and instrument playing.

 

Armida Siguion-Reyna’s contribution to both the musical theater and the film industry is far reaching. In the field of musical theater, the television program “Aawitan Kita” for which she has produced, hosted and sang was aired for three decades. Her outstanding contribution to the arts is underscored by the awards she has received from different award-giving bodies.

 

Basilio Esteban Villaruz holds the distinction of establishing and sustaining the 34-year old program at the University of the Philippines College of Music and the UP Dance Company. He is nationally and internationally recognized and respected in the field of dance.

 

Since their arrival in the Philippines in 1929, the Missionary Society of St. Columban has been housed in the Malate Church (also known as the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios), and has continued to cater to the Malate area’s ecclesiastical needs. They have gone beyond their spiritual service to the congregation by also taking care of the church that they have called home.

 

The Gawad CCP Para sa Sining, which is given every three years, is awarded to artists or groups of artists who have consistently produced outstanding works, enriched the development of their art form. The award is also given to cultural workers, who through their works in research, curatorship and administration, have helped to develop and enrich Philippine art. The Tanging Parangal is given to individuals or organizations to honor their outstanding contributions to the development of the arts in the country. (Photos by Kiko Cabuena)

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VIRGIN LABFEST 11 WRITING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2015

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“VIRGIN LABFEST 11 WRITING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2015”

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is now accepting applications for the Virgin Labfest 11 Writing Fellowship Program which will be held on June 30 to July 12, 2015. The Virgin Labfest 11 Writing Fellowship Program is a project of the CCP Artist Training Division of the Arts Education Department. 

To qualify, the applicant must:

1.        be a college student or a young professional;

2.        be 29 years old or below;

3.        not have had any play produced by a professional theater company;

4.        not have had any play published in a literary journal;

5.        not have won in any national/ international playwriting/ screenwriting competition; 

6.        be able to submit the following requirements via email to ccp.artist.training@gmail.com:

a.   Fully accomplished Application Form (downloadable from the CCP website)

b.    One (1) to two (2) sample stage plays, full or excerpts which should have the following requirements:

·         Written either in Filipino or English;

·         In .doc format (12 points, double-spaced, 8” x 11” paper);

·         The maximum number of pages of the submitted sample stage play(s) is 10 (whether one or two plays).

·         The real name / identity of the applicant must not be written on any part of the sample work(s).

7.        be present for the entire duration of the program, rehearsals and performance for the Culminating Showcase.

 

Only complete application requirements will be considered.

 

Deadline for submission of requirements is at 12 midnight, May 22, 2015. Announcement of accepted applicants is on May 29, 2015.

 

The Virgin Labfest 11 Writing Fellowship Program is a two-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage. The fellows will take part in lectures, discussions, and workshops on playwriting and script critiquing. They will also be given an access pass to this year’s festival plays and selected rehearsals, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Talkback and Interaction with known playwrights, directors and selected actors. The Fellowship Program will culminate in a staged reading of the fellows’ works on July 12 at the CCP Bulwagang Amado Hernandez at 6 PM.

A minimal registration fee of Php900 will be required of all fellows to cover tickets for the shows. 

The Virgin Labfest is a highly distinguished annual festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works of playwrights, directors and actors. It has gained its reputation by producing provocative and outstanding ‘virgin’ plays mostly which have been recognized by the Palanca Awards for Literature. The Virgin Labfest 11 Writing Fellowship Program is part of the Center’s desire to train young aspiring playwrights.

For inquiries on the Virgin Labfest 11 Writing Fellowship Program, go to www.culturalcenter.gov.ph, emailccp.artist.training@gmail.com, or call 832-1125 loc 1605.

 

Met Opera’s production of “The Enchanted Island” in HD at Greenbelt Makati

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“Met Opera’s production of “The Enchanted Island” in HD at Greenbelt Makati”

THE Metropolitan Opera series in high definition (HD) culminates on March 3, 2015, 6:30pm at Greenbelt 3 Cinema 1 in Makati with George Frideric Handel, Antonio Vivaldi and Jean-Phillippe Rameau’s The Enchanted Island. The event is made possible through the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Metropolitan Opera of New York and the Filipinas Opera Society Foundation Inc. in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas.

 

Inspired by the 18th-century tradition of the pastiche, The Enchanted Island is an extraordinary new work featuring music by some of the Baroque era’s greatest composers and a libretto devised and written by Jeremy Sams. It had its world premiere at the Met in the 2011-2012 season. A popular genre in its day, pastiche (or pasticcio) combines existing music by one or several composers with a new text and storyline. Handel, Vivaldi and Rameau, whose works are prominently featured in The Enchanted Island, all devised pastiches from their own music. In The Enchanted Island, the lovers from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream are shipwrecked on his other-wordly island of The Tempest. Eminent conductor William Christie leads an all-star cast with David Daniels (Prospero) and Joyce DiDonato (Sycorax) as the formidable foes, Plácido Domingo as Neptune, Danielle de Niese as Ariel, and Luca Pisaroni as Caliban. Lisette Oropesa and Anthony Roth Costanzo play Miranda and Ferdinand. The dazzling production is directed and designed by Phleim McDermott and Julian Courch.

 

Tickets are at Php400 with 20% discount for senior citizens. For inquiries, please call Greenbelt 3 Cinema at 757-3862 or 752-7883 (Customer Service Hotline).

CCP GIVES THANKS TO MEDIA

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“CCP GIVES THANKS TO MEDIA”  

 

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines recently organized a special gathering for friends and colleagues in print, broadcast and online media at the Silangan Hall of CCP’s main building. Billed as “A-Press-Ciation Lunch”, the said event is an annual occasion of the CCP, spearheaded by its Corporate Communications Division as a token of gratitude to press friends who have supported the Center through the years.

 

CCP’s officials led by president Dr. Raul Sunico, other department heads and division chiefs attended the event. Dr. Sunico thanked the members of the press for their continued support in promoting the artistic programs and projects of the CCP. The event was emceed by Irene Obligacion-Rada, director of the Corporate Communications Division and host of the classical music radio program Culture Carousel, aired over 98.7 DZFE-FM, the Master’s Touch.

 

In welcoming 2015 as the year of ASEAN Integration, the media guests were regaled by the performances of dance artists from Cambodia and Indonesia as well as the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, one of the CCP’s nine resident companies, which performed traditional dances to their delight. The event was attended by ASEAN embassy representatives including the Executive Secretary to the Ambassador of the Royal Embassy of Cambodia, Minister Counsellor for Social and Cultural Affairs from Indonesia, in person of Mr. Toto Waspodo and the Counsellor of the Embassy of Malaysia, in person of Mr.Raveendran Nar. 

words by CCP P.R., with photos by: MR. KIKO CABUENA

FRENCH CIRCUS TRIO AT CCP

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“FRENCH CIRCUS TRIO AT CCP”

THE Alliance Française de Manille (AFM), Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), with the support of the Embassy of France, Rustans, Store Specialists Inc, and Y2K Residence Hotel, proudly present a Francophil project entitled “Me, Myself and Us” by the company Tête d’Enfant, comprised of longtime friends Guillaume Biron, Naël Jammal and Florent Lestage, a circus trio from France on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  

Performance is suitable for 8 years old and above.

Ticket prices are Php600 (center seats) and Php400 (side seats), with 50% for students and 20% for senior citizens / AFM members. They must present ID upon purchase. All tickets may be purchased online at https://www.ticketworld.com.ph.

For details, please contact Christine Sace, AFM Communication and Marketing Coordinator, at 895-7585 / 895-7441 or email csace@alliance.ph or visit: alliance.ph, tetedenfant.com, ambafrance-ph.org.

(THIS PRESS RELEASE/BLOG FEATURE ON THE CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES WAS BLOGGED BY:

DUSTIN LEONARD SILVERIO
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MUSIKAL! CELEBRATES CCP’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY

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“MUSIKAL! CELEBRATES CCP’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY”

 

The Cultural Center of the Philippines brings together the well liked original Filipino musicals in a single evening featuring the original cast and the best musical theater performers. A gala event billed as MUSIKAL! A Musical Theater Celebration of CCP’s 45th takes place on September 5 and September 6, at 8:00 pm at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).  The musical revue features excerpts from “Rak of Aegis”, “Rama Hari”, “Maxie the Musical”, “Katy!”, “Caredivas”, “Noli Me Tangere”, “Magsimula Ka”, “ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal”, “Bluebird of Happiness”, “Rock Supremo”, “Rivalry”, “Lorenzo”, among others. 

 

“This is going to be a landmark convergence of Philippine musical theater talent. A rare night where one can experience the melodies of the composers, the spectacle put together by the directors, the passion of the ensemble and the splendid musicality that Filipino musical theater performers are known for worldwide,” CCP’s artistic director Chris Millado enthuses. Millado also directs the show in collaboration with the original directors and producing companies like Tanghalang Pilipino, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Educational Theater Association, Trumpets, Spotlight Artists Centre, Bit by Bit Company, 4th Wall Theater Company, Green Wings, and Ateneo Blue Rep.

 

Audiences will also hear the scores of the musicals orchestrated for the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Gerard Salonga. Special medleys will be rearranged for the vocal style of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. Jed Balsamo arranges for orchestra from the original compositions of Ryan Cayabyab, Vincent de Jesus, Rony Fortich, Ed Gatchalian, Aegis, Ebe Dancel, and Gines Tan, among others. 

 

This landmark gala celebrates original Philippine musical theater artistry and the Cultural Center of the Philippines 45th Anniversary. 

 

Thanks to Filipino talent coupled with the symphonic sound by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, this landmark gala provides a musical theater “pride” for the country.  

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