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Is a Festival of the Absurd still relevant?

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SPIT theater company

The literature and drama of the Absurd. Man is alone in the universe. Existentialism and all that jazz (there is supposed to be a Christian existentialism). Sarte, Camus and Genet.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ballet Philippines’ US tour stirs Filipino pride

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BALLET Philippines
performance in Pasadena
VICS MAGSAYSAY

Ballet Philippines drew a standing ovation Saturday night (Sunday, Oct. 5 in Manila) after dazzling spectators with some of the best works it has produced for the past 45 years.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Gold’ consolidates Lisa Macuja’s achievements

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LISA Macuja and Rudy de Dios in Romeo and Juliet

You got to hand it to Lisa Macuja. Most dancers at midlife and beyond reinvent themselves, explore new styles, redefine the meaning of dance in their lives and have choreographies made on them. But in the past few years, Macuja has gone the way of prima ballerinas in the past—performing the lead classical roles until their later years.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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

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STELLA Abrera
and James Whiteside
in Ballet Philippines’
“Giselle”

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 »

New ballet tackles nonconformity

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LAWRANCE with the “Misfit or Maverick” cast and artistic
director LisaMacuja-Elizalde

A solitary danseur in a gray costume is at odds with seven pairs of dancers in black.

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

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