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Dadap’s musical ‘Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anak-Pawis’ to be presented anew

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IT HAS never
been given the big
treatment
it deserves.
Perhaps the
Nov. 30 show at
GSIS Theater will
redress that
oversight.

In my admittedly biased opinion, no other play, whether straight or musical, has effectively captured the passion and death of national hero Andres Bonifacio than “Andres Bonifacio: Ang Dakilang Anak-Pawis,” with music by composer Jerry A. Dadap and libretto by dramatist Dionisio Salazar and poet Rogelio G. Mangahas.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Rituals, concert to mark Bonifacio’s death anniversary, May 10

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“ALAY sa Inang Bayan”

In Cavite on May 10, 1897, Andres Bonifacio, founder of the Katipunan and our second greatest hero, met a cruel, painful death at the hands of Emilio Aguinaldo’s Magdalo partisans. Also killed were his brothers Procopio and Ciriaco.

Posted: May 5th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bonifacio’s blighted land evoked in NCCA art installation

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It appears a glassed-in portion of the lobby of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts is being prepared for “beautification” via indoor landscaping.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

The resurrection of the original Filipino musical

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BART Guingona and Joaquin Valdes in The Necessary Theater’s “Red,” written by John Logan, directed by Bart Guingona. THE NECESSARY THEATER

When “Katy” opened on Jan. 27 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, not only was it the first local production to raise its curtain this year, it was also a harbinger of sorts.

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Dulaang UP’s ‘Teatro Porvenir’: Revolution immortalized through art

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TIM Dacanay’s “Teatro Porvenir,” directed by Alexander Cortez for Dulaang UP

With the numerous plays today celebrating Andres Bonifacio’s sesquicentennial, Dulaang UP tries a different approach with Tim Dacanay’s Palanca-award winning play, the full title of which is “Teatro Porvenir: Ang Katangi-tanging Kasaysayan ni Andres Bonifacio, Macario Sakay at Aurelio Tolentino sa Entabalado.”

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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