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Daloy dance group critiques generation of ‘collagened Galateas’


The recently concluded three-day marathon performance fest, “The Imaginarium,” at the Peta Theater unleashed raw talent that either dared cross borders or reinvent the wheel.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

2 young men break out of the mold to say they love–and teach–dancing


In a culture that hails machismo as an asset, in an art form predominantly peopled by females, it is seldom to chance upon young males who declare their intent to pursue dance for the plain and simple reason that they like it.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Two artists share a view of the trees

“SEPIA Tree,” by Alex Van Hagen

I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree…” Joyce Kilmer’s verse could easily be attributed to Alex van Hagen, whose romanced vision with trees would take him outdoors for hours, in any season, seeing them from a perspective only a nature lover could fathom, through the limited vision of his camera’s eye.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Giselle’: Stella Abrera’s Philippine debut amidst two storms

and James Whiteside
in Ballet Philippines’

A ballet classic like “Giselle” is always a curiosity to watch, if only to compare the past Giselles one has seen to the new one.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Agnes Locsin’s ‘La Rev’ now a classic

MABINI and Aguinaldo at the Malolos Congress

An Agnes Locsin piece is all about ensemble. It is a moving tapestry of various emotions occurring at the same time, painting a full picture, according to the choreographer’s vision, of the narrative all at once, forcing the spectator to pan his eyes from stage right to left so as not to miss a single nuance.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »