“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.
The show is the third collaboration this year of the students of SDA with some of Manila’s top theater professionals, through the efforts of the school’s Technical Theater Program.
“Agyu: Patungo sa Paraiso” is a re-imagining of the Manobo epic “Ulahingen.” This production is Buencamino’s first directorial foray after finishing a six-month New York dance theater residency with the Asian Cultural Council last year.
The school’s Technical Theater Program allows its students the opportunity to work with top theater practitioners in the country. Last August, the Introduction to Theater class under Technical Theater Faculty and Peta senior teacher artist Eric Villanueva Dela Cruz mounted “Usapang X,” a series of vignettes touching on various sexual and social taboos. Dudz Teraña, the artistic director of the Far Eastern University Theater Guild, devised and directed the said production.
Its biggest production to date, “Fluid,” showed at the SDA Theater last July. Floy Quintos directed the production that starred actors Ana Abad Santos, Anthony Falcon, JC Santos, Russell Legaspi, Amihan Ruiz and Gel Basa, while graduating technical theater students led by mentor Jay Aranda formed the marketing, production management and production design staff.
For tickets, contact Siklab Productions’ Gabrielle Vizmonte at email@example.com, 0915-09107383.