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For Lita Puyat, happiness is losing 85 lb–and dancing the salsa

LITA Puyat . photos taken in 2007 and after. losing 90 lbs last year have inspired.netizens

Lita Puyat made a name in the 1990s as one of the country’s top photographers. After living in Australia to pursue a culinary career and undergoing a lifestyle change, she has to reintroduce herself to people. After losing 85 lb, she is unrecognizable to most.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘La Revolucion Filipina’ depicts in dance what went wrong

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 »

‘Dancing in the Light,’ multimedia concert, slated July 24

MARGE Enriquez

Dance as a solo performance is akin to the writing process. There is just a solitary figure undergoing intense exploration of ideas to produce positive, transformative results.

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

Alice G. Reyes: Making Philippine dance grow by leaps and bounds

REYES as Sita in “Rama, Hari” in 1980

Dancer-choreographer Alice Garcia Reyes’ multifaceted pioneering role in establishing contemporary dance outside of the older traditions of ballet and folk dancing in the Philippines has earned her the honor of National Artist.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Asian Cultural Council bares 2014 fellows

ACC 2014 grantees (seated) Carissa Adea, Maria Teresa Barrozo, Dex Fernandez and Lian Ladia with new National Artist for Music and former ACC grantee Ramon Santos (center). Standing are ACC officials Jorge Ortoll, Edna Vida,Nes Jardin and CCP artistic director Chris Millado.

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) has named Carissa Adea (Dance), Maria Teresa Barrozo (Music), Dex Fernandez (Visual Arts) and Lian Ladia (Curatorial Studies) as 2014 recipients of the ACC Philippines Foundation Fellowship Program.

Posted: June 30th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »