For its final offering this 39th season, Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas will stage "Bilanggo ng Pag-ibig," an innovative piece largely based on Jean Genet’s masterpiece Prisoner of Love. The piece will be devised by Rody Vera and directed by José Estrella. The play runs from February 11 – March 1, 2015 at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theater, 2nd Floor, Palma Hall, U.P. Diliman.
Visualizing the notion of power can yield a variety of representations. Power can take the form of the crowned figure of the supreme sovereign, sketched out as the liberated individual, painted as the collective mass of humanity. Power can be a display of hegemony, or conversely, an affirmation of resistance. It is can be portrayed as the visible jolt, or the unseen, quiet strength beneath.
Dayaw, the biggest gathering of indigenous Filipino cultures organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), will be gracing Tacloban, Leyte this November 27-29. 2013 in celebration of October as Month of the Indigenous Peoples. The NCCA is led by its Chairman Felipe M. De Leon Jr. and Executive Director Emelita V. Almosara, CESO IV.
People will be surprised today when suddenly different indigenous groups “invade” a park and a mall. But instead of wielding swords and spears, the indigenous groups regale spectators with songs and dances, underlining the messages of respect and understanding for all people, especially for the indigenous peoples or the katutubo.
Feels like I'm in heaven after a friend of mine took me to Lestat's to load up some caffeine. Yes! It was a coffee shop but a totally different kind of coffee shop. This is a place where all the naturally artistic-inclined folks gravitate towards, from art junkies to music lovers. I was amazed with the electric collection of artworks, the comedy and song performances of the local talents. Vibey!
As part of its 10th anniversary celebration Ricco Renzo Gallery presents “Ten Masters”, an exhibition of recent works from some of the country’s veteran practitioners in the field of painting and sculpture. The show formally opens on August 22, 2013. The “Ten Masters” consist of Manuel Baldemor, Allan Cosio, Rafael Cusi, Romulo Galicano, Raul Isidro, Prudencio Lamarroza, Ramon Orlina, Juvenal Sanso, Phyllis Zaballero and National Artist Abdulmari Asia Imao.
Featured on 2013 Manila FAME's Creative Hotspots is Van Gogh is Bipolar, a unique restaurant that serves meals that activate happy-calming hormones. This restaurant was owned by an artist and chef, Jetro Rafael who is a self-confessed Bipolar. He conceptualized this cafe to fill our stomachs with his mood-altering foods and treat our souls with his art pieces confining while you dine.
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