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Monique Wilson to receive St. Scholastica’s Hildegarde Award for Women in Media

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MONIQUE Wilson, Sister Mary John, Jonathan Rondina of St. Scholastica’s College

International stage actor and women’s rights advocate Monique Wilson will receive the Hildegarde Lifetime Achievement Award for media and the performing arts from St. Scholastica’s College on March 8.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Comedy Manila entertains with ‘Funny New Year with Daniel-Ryan Spaulding’ show

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The Venue. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Allan Florendo

On January 18 this year, Comedy Manila brought the house down with its first stand-up comedy show of the year. By the time the night was over, Comedy Manila showed why it is the future of providing fun in the Philippines.

Posted: February 20th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

West End performers join Ballet Manila in ‘Ballet & Ballads’

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BAM DAMIAN’S “The Last Poem,” the story of a man and his dying beloved featuring Ballet Manila principal danseur Rudy de Dios and prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde

Ballet Manila’s long-running “Ballet & Ballads,” with its unique fusion of dance and song numbers, has always been a crowd-pleaser.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ballet Philippines mounts ‘for adults only’ production

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KARMELA Cortez, Lester Reguindin and Marvin Arizo in a new work by Gilliane Gequinto

Ballet Philippines’ principal dancers Carissa Adea and Richardson Yadao execute sensual dance moves in their rehearsal.

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Artists perform rites of healing after tragedies

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BADJAO women and girls displaced by the Zamboanga seige perform a traditional dance during an interfaith ritual at the Museo Pambata on Jan 11. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Those in the performing arts are doing their part to help ease the burdens of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” victims.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Top performing artists of 2013

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DIOMEDES Saraza Jr. with the Manila Symphony Orchestra: violinist of the year

It was the year music, theater and dance thrived amid unpredictable monsoon floods and record-breaking typhoons and earthquakes.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Of swan songs, Nazis & ‘Supremo’ musicals

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LISA Macuja-Elizalde in Freeway: She did it her way.

“Ballerina of the People” Lisa Macuja had a triple threat for her many fans at year’s end: “Le Corsaire,” “La Bayadere,” and, for Christmas, the traditional “The Nutcracker” (Aliw Theater, Pasay City).

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Ballet Philippines’ ‘Supremo’ truly ‘rocks’

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CYRIL Aran Fallar demonstrates how BP rocks!

Within a few weeks, the dancers of Ballet Philippines shifted gears from the female-dominated classical “Giselle” to the testosterone-driven dance theater premiere, “Rock Supremo,” making good the wish of founding artistic director Alice Reyes to create a company that can do both classical and modern, as she intimated in her spiel in the 1985 television special “Elvira Manahan and Other Dancers.”

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘The Legends and the Classics’: An awesome reprise

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CECILE Licad, LisaMacuja, Gerard Salonga, Lea Salonga. JOJO MAMANGUN

Diva Lea Salonga, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and virtuoso pianist Cecile Licad once more awed music and dance lovers in their repeat performance of “The Legends and the Classics” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Posted: October 21st, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Japan Foundation brings ‘Restaurant of Many Orders’ to Manila

“THE RESTAURANT of Many Orders” is based on the novel of Kenji Miyazawa. KOIKE HIROSHI

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) celebrates the 40th anniversary of Asean-Japan Friendship and Cooperation with the production, “The Restaurant of Many Orders,” by the Koike Hiroshi Bridge Project, on Oct. 16, 8 p.m., at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

3rd quarter report card on performing arts

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Vince Tañada as Bonifacio

Pramoedya Ananta Toer is an Indonesian novelist who spent many years in a bleak island-prison during the Suharto regime. He was also a supporter of the dictator Sukarno, who persecuted writers. And the Left-leaning Pramoedya refused to help these writers because he considered them pawns of the military.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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