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Ballet Philippines’ ‘Blue Moon Series,’ Tanghalang Pilipino’s ‘Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente’ lead Philstage Gawad Buhay!’s 2014 3rd-quarter citations

Marco Viaña,
Magno and
Pareño in
“Pahimakas sa
Isang Ahente,”
directed by

Ballet Philippines’ “The Blue Moon Series,” a showcase of some of its most well-loved pieces featuring the choreography of such dance stalwarts as Alice Reyes, Agnes Locsin, Tony Fabella, Denisa Reyes, Bam Damian and Alden Lugnasin, among others, took the lead in the third-quarter citations of the 2014 Gawad Buhay!, the Philstage Awards for the Performing Arts, with collective 16 citations in the creative, performance and technical categories.

Posted: November 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Theater | Read More »

CCP unveils 2015 performance season

CCP vice president and artistic director Chris Millado presents next year’s featured artists for “Triple Threats”, namely Jesse Lucas, the enigmatic Vincent de Jesus and Rony Fortich. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Eric Villanueva dela Cruz

The 2015 performance season of the Cultural Center of the Philippines will mark its 46th anniversary next year.

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Gina and Racquel Pareño: Mother and daughter take to the stage

RACQUEL Pareño on alternating with Gina (right): “For as long as I did well and I pleasedmy same role.
director and my audience, I didn’t feel I needed to compete with my ownmother.”

For several weekends at the CCP’s Bulwagang Huseng Batute, mother and daughter Gina and Racquel Pareño alternated in the part of Linda Loman, the wife of Willy Loman, in “Pahimakas Ng Isang Ahente,” Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” as translated into Filipino by National Artist for Theater and Literature Rolando Tinio.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

‘Paglaom’: How theater has become an instrument of healing and remembering in post-‘Yolanda’ Visayas

“SURÂ,” Layeta Bucoy’s forum theater
piece derived from the stories of
“Yolanda” survivors

I was in Tokyo, Japan, last year representing the Philippines at the Asian Performing Arts Festival when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Jonathan Tadioan, all of 29, is playing the mighty part of Willy Loman, 63

TADIOANwith Racquel Pareño, Ricardo
Magno and Marco Viaña in a scene from
“Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente” JUDE BAUTISTA

The case of 29-year-old actor Jonathan Tadioan playing the role of 63-year-old Willy Loman in Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of “Pahimakas sa Isang Ahente”—Arthur Miller’s classic “Death of A Salesman” translated into Filipino by Rolando Tinio—can very well be the theater curiosity of the season.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »