“Nakakahiya! Matanda na talaga ako.” (It’s embarrassing! I’m really old.) This was Agnes Locsin’s reaction when she was told she would be a recipient this year of the Natatanging
Which production had the most wins? Who’s the most-honored actor, dancer, theater artist? Who has the longest winning streak?
FOUR HOURS before the dinner, art patron and entrepreneur Kathleen Liechtenstein, “Maymay” to friends, was fashioning logs from Valrhona dark chocolate. That would be the dessert of her theme dinner for Ballet Philippines (BP) which was set to announce its forthcoming season with its opener, the revival of Agnes Locsin’s Encantada. Written by Al Santos, the story is about an enchantress who protects the forest, and how man suffers from his crime of savaging nature.
“Nervous… afraid… worried” is Agnes Locsin’s reaction to anticipating the second restaging of “Encantada,” since it premiered 20 years ago at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Locsin is particularly