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‘La Revolucion Filipina’ depicts in dance what went wrong

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AGNES Locsin and nephew-ward Sonny. RICHARD A. REYES

Dressed in her trademark black shirt and bermudas, choreographer Agnes Locsin urges dancers to put their heart into their roles.

Posted: July 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ribbing, repartee and remembering at the 6th Gawad Buhay!

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In his speech during the Philstage Gawad Buhay 2013 Awards held last week at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), Chris Millado, the artistic director of that institution, hailed the event as more of a “celebration” and “not a competition.”

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Ballet Philippines launches new studio; to stage revivals for 45th season

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PAUL Morales and Margie Moran-Floirendo at Studio One, constructed from container vans

The famous sunset at Manila Bay at the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex was the perfect setting for the opening of Ballet Philippines’ (BP) new studio and the launch of its program for its 45th year.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ is silly, daring, heartwarming

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“PRISCILLA” lead stars Red Concepcion, Jon Santos and Leo Valdez
in costumes designed by Edgar San Diego. RESORTS WORLD MANILA

It is clear just by looking at the promo materials that Resorts World Manila’s (RWM) ongoing production of “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” is energetic, transgressively comical, and very, very, very gay.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body

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The clients are lying on the mat with their shoulders and knees drawn up while sucking in their bellies. Resistance bands are looped around their feet. Gripping the ends of the bands, they curl their biceps. Later in the class, they stand up with the bands planted under their feet. They pull the bands to stretch the sides of their bodies, as if doing dumbbell side bends.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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