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CCP prepares for a varied 2015 season


A great opera. Musicals and a monthly harana (serenade) highlighting the beauty of Filipino music (and open to the public). A festival in which the poet and the spoken word are kings. Composers to take center stage. A dance-musical on heroes.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

For Kris Bernal, pole dancing unleashes her ‘inner pussycat’


Like a 1940s pin-up girl, actress Kris Bernal is clad in a bra top and skimpy shorts, and her wavy hair cascades down her body. She clambers up the pole at the fitness studio, pivots her body in mid-air and stretches out in a flat horizontal position like a banner on a mast.

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Venezuela gets ballet commemorating Hugo Chavez’s life

John Lobo, 29, wearing a red beret performing as Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez, performs in the "Ballet of the Spider-Seller to Liberator" at the Teresa Carreno Theater in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

In life, Venezuela’s exuberant leader Hugo Chavez often captivated supporters by bursting into song, even the occasional dance. Now that he’s gone, supporters are turning to the musical arts to help immortalize him.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts presents dance drama ‘Agyu: Patungo sa Paraiso’

“AGYU: Patungo sa Paraiso,” a
reimagining of theManobo epic
“Ulahingen,” is directed by Delphine

“Agyu: Patungo sa Paraiso,” a dance drama directed by Delphine Buencamino, is presented by the De La Salle College of St. Benilde (DLS-CSB) School of Design and Arts (SDA) Arts Management Program and Siklab Productions, with remaining performances today, November 29 (3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), at the Black Box Theater, 6/F DLS-CSB SDA Building, P. Ocampo Street, Manila.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Theater | Read More »

Ballet Manila’s ‘Nutkraker: Pasko Na Namang Muli’ opens Nov. 29 at Aliw Theater

BALLET Manila’s Christmas presentation combines classical ballet and standard carols. Right: Excerpts
from the ballet classic “Nutcracker”

When it comes to Yuletide ballet fare, nothing beats the tale of the young girl Masha whose generous spirit on Christmas Eve transports her to a land of giant dolls, dancing snowflakes, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

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