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‘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 »

Farewell concerts, a ghostly musical and an EU choral fest

Choral fest organized by European Union in FEU. PHOTOS BY AMADÍS MA. GUERRERO

The music director of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), Olivier Ochanine, closed the 2013-14 season at the Cultural Center of the Philippines with a heavyweight composition, the famous “Alsa Sprach Zarathusra” (think “2001: Space Odyssey”), complemented by a slew of lightweights like the “William Tell” Overture (think “Lone Ranger”) and music from iconic movies like “The Magnificent Seven” and “Star Wars.”

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘Priscilla’ goes onstage at Resorts World

“PRISCILLA,Queen of the Desert” cast during the recent media preview at Genting Club, Resorts World Manila IRENE PEREZ

Stephan Elliot’s musical play, “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” will be staged at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila starting May 9.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts

“WE live once.We die once. And we live again forever,” said filmmaker Marilou Diaz Abaya, who would have turned 59 on March 30.

The performing arts world notes with sadness the passing away recently of artists and writers who dedicated their lives to the blossoming of the arts.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year

“CONFRONTATION” scene in “Rak of Aegis” press preview. AMADÍS MA. GUERRERO

The team that was responsible for the hit musical play “Care Divas”—writer Liza Magtoto and director Maribel Legarda—has done it again with “Rak of Aegis” (Philippine Educational Theater Association, at the Peta Theater Center, Quezon City).

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