Benilde opens ‘Badong Bernal: Designing the Stage’ exhibit | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

One of Salvador Bernal’s set designs. PHOTO FROM DE LA SALLE-COLLEGE OF ST. BENILDE


The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), in cooperation with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, recently brought the acclaimed retrospective exhibit “Badong: Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage” to Benilde’s School of Design and Arts Campus Gallery.

Curated by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson and Gino Gonzales, the exhibit presents scale models, costumes and digital images that the late National Artist for Theater created for a host of ballets, operas, theater performances and film.

Alongside the exhibit are creations by the college’s Costume Design students under the AB Production Design program of Eric Pineda—a former protégé of Bernal—inspired by several characters from Bernal’s works.

Among Bernal’s close friends in attendance were National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes and her sister-choreographer Denisa Reyes, and Benilde board of trustees chairperson and former CCP president Nestor Jardin.

“Badong: Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage” runs until Saturday, Dec. 17, at De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Design and Arts Campus Gallery, located at 12/F, SDA Campus, 950 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila.

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