Thursday, July 28, 2016

#TheaterPH - Ballet Philippines' 47th Season takes flight with Firebird and other ballets!


The country’s flagship classical and contemporary dance company opens its 47th performance season with “FIREBIRD and other ballets”. A mixed bill of contemporary and neo-classical works, the show features pieces by David Campos, Dwight Rodrigazo, and Carlo Pacis, and an all-new “Firebird”, choreographed by George Birkadze.



Russian-born choreographer George Birkadze reimagines the Russian folk tale of “The Firebird” and brings it into a pre-Hispanic Philippine setting. The ballet’s costumes are designed by Mark Lewis Higgins, taking inspiration from historical documents such as the Boxer Codex, and using elements such as gold, spices, and porcelain.

Renowned Spanish choreographer David Campos draws from the company’s unique strengths as he reworks “Nenelehdej” for the cast. Originally performed by Ballet David Campos, the piece is a witty take on neo-classical ballet.

“Moving Two” by Dwight Rodrigazo is a contemporary pas de deux originally choreographed for Jean Marc Cordero and Candice Adea after their victory at the USA International Ballet Competition in 2011.

Originally choreographed in 2010, Carlo Pacis’ “Shifting Wait” won the Gawad Buhay for Outstanding Choreography in Modern Dance. This production features an expanded version of the piece, with an added third movement, and six pairs of dancers instead of the original four.



“FIREBIRD and other ballets” runs for one weekend: August 19, 8:00 PM, August 20 & 21, 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). For inquiries, visit www.ballet.ph, send an email to info@ballet.ph, or call Ballet Philippines at 551-1003.


The productions lined up for Ballet Philippines’ 47th Season include: “Bagong Sayaw” on September 9-18 at the CCP Studio Theater, “Crisostomo Ibarra back to back with “Simoun” on October 21-23 at the CCP Main Theater, “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko” on December 2-11 at the CCP Main Theater, and a full length production of “Swan Lake”, from February 24 to March 5, at the CCP Main Theater.

Connect to Ballet Philippines online through the following social media networks:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/balletphilippines
Twitter: @balletph
Instagram: @balletphilippines
YouTube: balletph

To join in the Ballet Philippines conversation, use our official hashtag: #balletph, #FIREBIRDballetp



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Friday, July 22, 2016

#TheaterPH - Revenge of the Classics - Ballet Manila's 21st Season Performance

The country’s premier ballet company, Ballet Manila, is opening its 21st season this August 2016 by paying homage to some of the acts that have laid down the foundation of every other ballet production and have remained in the hearts and minds of audiences across the world for generations. 
Aptly named Revenge of the Classics, the new season will feature three classics and one contemporary piece that has won the hearts of many Filipinos. 

Prima Ballerina Lisa Macuja Elizalde welcoming the guests for Ballet Manila's 21st Season Press Launch


“Nothing beats the classics. There’s something about classical tales and pieces that is just so magical that they stay in your memory forever,” shares Prima Ballerina and Ballet Manila’s Artistic Director and CEO, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde. “Technically speaking, you can’t cheat when you’re doing the classics; there’s just no way. Revenge of the Classics invokes the same spirit that guided us when we founded the company in 1995. My Russian mentor, Tatiana Udalenkova, often reminded me that every season should have a classical production because it is in doing the classics that the company becomes strong. Our 21st season will showcase the power and grace that enable our ballerinas and danseurs to perform these extremely difficult classical ballet roles.”

Rebel: EDSA 30

Revenge of the Classics opens this August 19 with Rebel: EDSA 30. Choreographed by British choreographer Martin Lawrance and featuring music from Spartacus by world-renowned Armenian composer, Aram Khachaturian, this modern classic gained much traction when it debuted in February because of its historical relevance and its touching combination of nationalistic music and strong choreography. Similar to when it was last staged, this season’s production of Rebel: EDSA 30 will feature Joanna Ampil as the voice of Inang Bayan, and performances by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga. Rebel: EDSA 30 will be shown at the Aliw Theater on the following dates and time: August 19, 20, and 27 at 8:00 p.m. and August 21 and 28 at 3:00 p.m.




The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess

In October, the dance company will stage The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess, a production that showcases excerpts from three of the most celebrated works of master composer Peter Tschaikovsky, who has written some of the world’s most memorable and timeless ballet scores—Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, and The Sleeping Beauty. Scores for this ballet will be performed by no less than the Manila Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Alexander Vikulov. Featuring performances by Kremlin Ballet Theater’s premier danseur, Mikhail Martynyuk, and Miguel Faustmann, who will assume the role of Peter Tchaikovsky, The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess promises a magical experience unlike any other. Show schedules are: October 14 & 15 at 8:00 p.m. and October 16 at 3:00 p.m.




Cinderella

Another timeless tale and arguably one of the most loved stories of all time, Cinderella, starts its run on November 25. This enduring classic sets the stage for the world premiere of Osias Barroso and Lisa Macuja-Elizalde’s first major choreographic work together. With a production that promises to stay true to the animated feature that generations of young girls and boys loved, this re-telling is perfect for anyone who is on the search for a little bit of extra magic to usher in the holiday season. Show dates for Cinderella at the Aliw Theater are as follows: November 25, 26 and December 3 at 8:00 p.m. and November 27 and December 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Abigail Oliveiro with step sisters for Cinderella



Don Quixote

The 21st season will end with one of the world’s most favorite classic ballets, Don Quixote. Watch the iconic characters from the famous novel by Miguel De Cervantes come alive as the lively ballet follows the adventures of the chivalry-obsessed Don Quixote, his faithful servant, Sancho Panzo, and young lovers, Kitri and Basilio. Set in Barcelona, the ballet allows everyone a glimpse of the colorful, vibrant, and inherently romantic Spanish culture. Mikhail Martynyuk, principal danseur of the Kremlin Ballet, once again joins Ballet Manila for this classic. Don Quixote will be shown at the Aliw Theater this February 24 & 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. and February 26 at 3:00 p.m.




All shows are at the Aliw Theater in Pasay City.

For more information about the shows, including ticket prices and schedules, you may visit www.balletmanila.com.ph or follow Ballet Manila on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tickets are also available through all Ticketworld outlets. Please call 891 9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph, for more information. In addition, those who are planning to watch all the shows may take advantage of the company’s Season Subscription Programs, which offer up to 50% discount on ticket prices. For more information, you may visit www.ticketworld.com.ph/balletmanila/Online/  and click on ‘View Details’ under ‘Season Subscription Program’.

BM21 Press Launch crew :)

See you at the theater!



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Thursday, July 21, 2016

#SocialMedia - Want to say something but you can't? #SayItWithSwish

There are times in our lives that we are caught up in situations where we want to say something but we just can't. Sharing you top four (4) reasons why people encounter such.

1. You are not in the position to do so.

What if you want to tell something to someone but you're not in the position to do so? You felt helpless and somewhat powerless right? There are times that you are not in the position to speak out because you don't have a established connection with people you wanted to share something about. It may left you speechless and sometimes viewed as carelessness towards others but what if you're just introvert or something to that effect? Whatever the situation is, you must weigh in where you stand before jumping into something.


2. You don't have enough information.

In this day of age, where information is just one google away, everyone seems to have a say on almost about everything. I admire those people who do research on things and make some background investigations and observations before speaking out what's on their mind. I see a lot of people ranting in their social media sites without valid stand on the issue they're talking about. Sometimes, being quite doesn't mean you don't know a thing but shows that you are validating, weighing and observing before jumping into the "battle". Remember that if you know more, you can do more!

3. You are shy or nervous.

Other people doesn't like to be put on the hot seat, spotlight or limelight. Others have stage fright. We must understand that there are people who are not comfortable making conversation and speaking what's going on their head. There are people who are extremely shy and not used to exposing themselves in a conversation. Others maybe nervous to say wrong things so they end up staying silent. Whatever their reasons may be, it's not bad to reach out and help them get out of their zones. 

4. You have a bad breath.

Other people tend to keep quite just because they're not confident enough with the smell of their breath. Filipinos are generally hygienic but there are still people who experiencing bad breath due to health reasons or just by being too quiet for a long period of time. Being on this situation can cause lower self esteem and not being confident enough to speak up.


I am glad to try out Swish breath spray which provides instant fresh breath in just 10 seconds. It comes in convenient 10ml bottles and available in arctic cool and peppermint fresh flavors. Another good thing about this product is that it kills bad breath-causing bacteria so it doesn't just mask odor. Sugar free and odor free, Swish breath spray costs 105 pesos and is good for 100 sprays. Thank you Unilab for creating this product that will surely help people boost their confidence. 

I want to share to you below's funny and informative viral video from Swish!





So remember, whenever you need some confidence to say what you want to say, all you have to do is to #SayItWithSwish! :)



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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

#TheaterPH - Suicide Incorporated!



Twin Bill Theater is staging a new play by brilliant Off-Broadway playwright, Andre Hinderaker, entitled SUICIDE, INCORPORATED. A dark comedy exploring the perils of depression, coping with loss, guilt and redemption, the play aims to shed light and raise awareness on mental health to its audiences. This will be staged at The P.A.R.C (Performing Arts and Recreation Center) 494 Lt. Artiaga Street, San Juan.

The Story

Jason’s been having a tough week at work. Profits are down, lawsuits are up, and worst of all, his boss has begun to suspect the truth: that Jason’s trying to ruin the company by keeping its customers alive.

See, Jason’s been hired at Legacy Letters to help clients craft the perfect suicide note. But he seems to have his own agenda…A subversive, darkly comic play about opportunism and that elusive thing called redemption.

The Highlights

Powerhouse ensemble!

It is composed of an all male cast Hans Eckstein, Jeremy Domingo, Mako Alonso, Bibo Reyes, Chino Veguillas and George Schulze. These men have the guts to portray the roles of Jason, Scott, Norm, Tommy, Perry and an alternate Norm which will surely move you and wake your senses. 

The Plot

This material is first of its kind in the country. The topic is taboo that is why it's very controversial. There's no suicide scene in the portrayal but it will definitely hunt you down. 

Why you should watch it?

Common! Mental health is a big issue now a days. A lot of people, specially the younger generation, commit suicide as easy as a count of 3. Ever wonder why this happens? Haven't you questioned what's going on their minds? Well, Suicide Incorporated is here and it's a very special material you should not miss. It's time to raise the awareness, talk about it and share to people you love. You never know if some of your friends are battling with depression and they need you to understand what they're going through. Or maybe, just maybe, we're the ones who need some help. It's time to talk!

Play dates:



See you at the theater!



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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

#TravelPH - Exploring Nueva Ecija's Taong Putik Festival

June 24 is observed as the feast day of Saint John the Baptist and many regions in the Philippines celebrate it. The day offers an excuse to engage in revelry such as dousing water on unwary people.



But not in Aliaga, Nueva Ecija, in Barangay Bibiclat, where hundreds of devotees of the village's patron saint, John the Baptist, transform themselves into "mud people" -- literally "taong putik."  The locals call  the ritual Pagsa-San Juan. Outsiders call it the Taong Putik Festival, an event  -- an experience -- that has recently  caught  the attention and interest of the tourism sector.


Nobody knows exactly when the Taong Putik Festival started. One legend says the image of the patron saint which was brought to Bibiclat by early Ilocano settlers, helped in driving away poisonous snakes from the village. The name "Bibiclat" came from the Ilocano word "biclat" meaning snake.  Another legend says that when Japanese soldiers during World War II were about to execute all the men in the village in retaliation for the death of 13 fellow soldiers, it rained so hard that the male villagers had to be herded into the church to seek shelter. After a while, the Japanese soldiers had a change of mind and set their captives free. The residents attributed this to a miracle of Saint John the Baptist, and  vowed to pay homage to him on his feast day by wearing costumes patterned after his attire -- this time, using native materials. 


As early as 4:00 am, devotees prepared to join the procession. They went to the rice field to get some mud and placed it on their entire bodies and faces. After smearing mud, they wrapped themselves with dry leaves to hide their identity during the procession.


After the preparation, devotees proceed to the church for a thanksgiving mass followed by lighting of candles and procession. The mud signifies the sins people have committed and despite all that, God still loves His people no matter what. 


 Here are more photos from the trip!

TRIVIA: A Cinemalaya 2014 entry entitled ASINTADO which stars Aiko Melendez and Jake Vargas has been inspired to be shot during the said festival.

TRIVIA: There's a scene in Kris Aquino's horror film Sukob that has been shot in the same festival


Until my next adventure!

Team Nueva!




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Monday, July 4, 2016

#TheaterPH - American Idiot The Musical - When theater meets the concert stage!




I've got the chance to watch American Idiot The Musical's 5th to the last show and I want to share to you my AWESOME experience! American Idiot The Musical is one of its kind in the country as 9 Works Theatrical and Globe revolutionized the theater scene with a concert feel production. 

The Story

American Idiot The Musical revolves around Johnny, Will, and Tunny—three disgruntled young men searching for more thrills in life. Johnny and Tunny leave the suburban life and get disillusioned with the city. Will is forced to stay to work out his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend, Heather. Through a strange twist of fate, Tunny joins the military and is shipped off to war. Johnny finds himself trapped between a seductive love interest with Whatsername, and a hazardous new friendship with his alter-ego, St. Jimmy.


The Performance

Jason Fernandez, an alumnus of the hit reality show The Voice Philippines, shines in American Idiot The Musical. This material shows his versatility as a performer and I am really impressed. Joining him are equally stellar Miggy Chaves (frontman of Chiscosci), Nel Gomez, and Wolfgang's Basti Atardi. These men show heart stomping performances with rock and roll in them. 

Joining the powerhouse leads are Alex Godinez, who was also seen in “Grease”; Aliw Award Best Actress nominee Yanah Laurel; “Miss Saigon” alumni Ela Lisondra and Ariel Reonal; former Rivermaya vocalist Norby David; GMA 7 artist Kai Atienza; and theater mainstays Sarah Facuri, Gian Gloria, Mako Alonso, Chesko Rodriguez, Shalee Vicencio, Mark Tayag and Kendrick Ibasco.


Technicalities and the People Behind It

I love how PJ Rebullida choreographed the whole show. It was well thought off. All the movements from simple to complex steps have been elaborately executed. I specially love the depiction of drug injection. Dramatic, effective and very artsy. "21 Guns" is monumental and "Holiday" shows a lot of fun. The stage that Mio Infante created was utilized well which complimented Mickey Hirai's costume design and Myrene Santos' hair and makeup. GA Fallarme made a really awesome job with influential digital images. Having a live band for the show is no joke. Hats off to Daniel Bartolome who conducts the live orchestra and Onyl  Torres who serves as  the musical director and vocal coach. Technical direction under Dong Calingacion with teammates Philleep Masaquel and Randy Salvador as technical supervisors glued the production well. JC Inocian took charge of the photography and Maine Manalansan as graphic and creative manager. Over all, Robbie Guevarra made a fantastic job on putting together the best of the best in the industry.

American Idiot The Musical talks about politics, drugs, death and relationships. A lot of people will surely relate to this material while head banging with Greenday's body of work.

Special thanks to Randy Salvador for the trust! Hope to see you next week as it closes its Philippine run. Four (4) shows remaining so be sure to book your tickets now. Let's rock and roll!

For ticket inquiries you may call 586-7105 or Ticketworld at 891-9999!



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Saturday, July 2, 2016

#Cinemalaya - Tuos

The Story:

A woman chosen to keep an age-old tradition alive must now choose between her granddaughter’s life and a belief that shackled her in solitary confinement.   



GENRE/RATING: DRAMA / R-13

DIRECTED BY: 
Derick Cabrido

MAIN CAST: 
Nora Aunor, Barbie Forteza, Flor Salanga, Ron Martin, Elora EspaƱo, Ronnie Martinez, Al Bernard Garcia, Elora EspaƱo, Casimira Cabilitasan

CREDITS: 
Story Concept: Ralston Jover / Derick Cabrido / Denise O ‘Hara
Screenplay: Denise O’ Hara
Producer: Tere S.R. Villonco
Producer: Monique Siguion-Reyna Villonco / Kara P.E. Rhounimi / Sara Santiago
Producer: Ferdinand Lapuz / Joseph Laban
Producer: Rolando Mario Villonco / Cherrie Pie Lazatin /  Rewa Lazatin
Co-Producer: Jedd Dumaguina
Associate Producer: Malou Gopez
Director Of Photography: Mycko David
Editor: Mark Cyril Bautista
Production Designer: Steff Dereja
Line Producer: Bong Salvejos
Director: Roderick Cabrido
Sound Engineer:Bryan Dumaguina 
Re-recording Mixer: Adi Bersales 
Sound Editor and Foley Recording Engineer: Martin Vitalicio
Assistant Sound Editor: Yves Patron
Sound Interns: Jai Reyes / Lynz Pacuan / Marionne Alegro
Music Recording Engineer: Adi Bersales Yves Patron
Post Executive: Atty. Josabeth V. Alonso
Post Head: Carlo Francisco Manatad
Post Coordinator: Kristin ParreƱo Barrameda
DI Colorist: Timmy Torres
Assistant Editor: Renard Torres

The Trailer:



Tuos is part of  this year's Full Length Competition of Cinemalaya Indepedent Film Festival happening from August 5 to 14, 2016.



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#Cinemalaya - Pamilya Ordinaryo

The Story:

Jane and Aries are teenage parents. They make a living out of stealing on the streets... until fate hits back at them.



GENRE/RATING: DRAMA / PG-13

DIRECTED BY: 
Eduardo Roy, Jr.

MAIN CAST: 
Ronwaldo Martin, Hasmine Killip, Maria Isabel Lopez, Sue Prado, Ruby Ruiz, Moira Lang, Karl Medina, Erlinda Villalobos, Domingo Cobarrubias, Paolo Rodriguez, John Bon Andrew Lentejas, John Vincent Servilla, Rian Magtaan, Myla Monido, Alora Sasam, Ruth Alferez

CREDITS: 
Eduardo Roy, Jr. (screenwriter-director)

The Trailer:



Pamilya Ordinaryo is part of  this year's Full Length Competition of Cinemalaya Indepedent Film Festival happening from August 5 to 14, 2016.


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#Cinemalaya - The Mercury is Mine

The Story:

Carmen, a middle-aged cook, is about to close down her eatery at the foot of Mt. Arayat when a white American teenage boy named Mercury approaches her and begs for work in exchange of nothing but shelter.



GENRE/RATING: DRAMA, COMEDY / R -13

DIRECTED BY: 
Jason Paul Laxamana

MAIN CAST: 
Pokwang, Bret Jackson,  Vincent De Jesus, Lee O'Brian, Maey Bautista, Bea Vega, Mitzi Ong, Leo Sarmiento,  Justine Dizon, Waka Hasegawa, Uzziel Delamide, Kristof Garcia

CREDITS: 
Writer / Director: Jason Paul Laxamana
Executive Producers: Steve Serranilla / Edna Serranilla / Vian Serranilla / Arlene Sy / Katrina Sy / Jason Paul Laxamana
Producer: Ferdinand Lapuz
Co-Producers: Jollan Llaneza / Joshua Ylaya
Line Producer: Minda Ponce-Rodriguez
Associate Producer / Production Manager: Dolly Dulu
Associate Producer / Stills Man: Lars Magbanua
Associate Producer / Location Manager: Tin Velasco
Director of Photography: Topel Lee
Production Designer: Mark Sabas
Assistant Director: Easy Ferrer
Script Supervisor: Jennifer Cimagala
Production Assistant: Joseph Evangelista
Make-up Artist: Jhorie Tacuban

The Trailer:




Mercury is Mine is part of  this year's Full Length Competition of Cinemalaya Indepedent Film Festival happening from August 5 to 14, 2016.



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#Cinemalaya - Lando at Bugoy

The Story:

Disrespected by his teenage son, a 40-year-old High School dropout tries to solve this problem by returning to school which only makes his son hate him even more. Amidst the struggle between them, an unexpected event changes everything.



GENRE/RATING: DRAMA / R -13

DIRECTED BY: 
Vic Acedillo, Jr.

MAIN CAST: 
Allen Dizon, Gold Azeron, Roger Gonzales, Rachel Anne Ang Rosello, Maricar Semitara, Carlos Penaloza, Benjie Criss Estrella, Reynald Mangao, Camilo Apugan  

CREDITS: 
Writer/Director/Producer: Victor Acedillo Jr. 
Executive Producer: Henjie Carmona  
Line Producer: Milo Tolentino   
Assistant Director / Workshop Facilitator: Hobart Savior
Production Manager: Jhunry Clima
Production Assistant:  Carlos Penalosa
Cinematographer / Editor: Hubert Tibi   
Cinematographer’s Assistant: Francis Antonette Altamirano  
Production Design: Aped Santos
Art Directors: Ryndon Leonard Claver / Charlotte  Rodriguez  
Sound: Arbi Barbarona 
Music: Laurence Dacanay
Casting: Flor Salanga / Jhunry Clima
Camera crew:  Francis Antonette Altamirano / Romnick Lopaz / Miguel Ladera
Propsmen: Rosefred Dacup / Armand Rodriguez / Kevin Laperap


The Trailer:



Lando at Bugoy is part of  this year's Full Length Competition of Cinemalaya Indepedent Film Festival happening from August 5 to 14, 2016.



#Cinemalaya - Kusina

The Story:

“Kusina” (The Kitchen) is the silent witness to the life and love of Juanita. It is her sanctuary, the place where she creates dishes for her family, her friends, even enemies and strangers. Through cooking, she gets to know the people around her, and in return, reveal herself to them.




GENRE/RATING: DRAMA / PG-13

DIRECTED BY: 
David Corpuz & Cenon Palomares

MAIN CAST: 
Judy Ann Santos, Gloria Sevilla, Joem Bascon, Luis Alandy, Elora EspaƱo, Mike Liwag, Bong Cabrera, Karen Gaerlan, Jane Biton, Isha Salic, Trina Legaspi, Lala Padilla, Czarina Yecla, Princess Ortiz

CREDITS: 
Directors: Cenon Obispo Palomares and David R. Corpuz
Writer: Cenon Obispo Palomares
Producers: Armi Rae Cacanindin and Noel Ferrer
Line Producer: Rolly Palmes
Associate Producer/Assistant Director: She Andes
Production Manager: Robin Palmes
Director of Photography: Lee Briones-Meily
Production Designer: Ericson Navarro
Sound: Raffy Magsaysay
Editor: Thop Nazareno
Music: Toni MuƱoz

The Trailer:



Kusina is part of  this year's Full Length Competition of Cinemalaya Indepedent Film Festival happening from August 5 to 14, 2016.



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#Cinemalaya - I Amerika

The Story:

“I America” is a dramedy about a complex half-Pinay, half-Caucasian lady looking for American living in Olongapo City (Philippines) who tries to get her passport and US visa in order to meet her father personally for the first time.



GENRE/RATING: DRAMA, COMEDY | R-13

DIRECTED BY: 
Ivan Andrew Payawal

MAIN CAST: 
Bela Padilla, Rob Rownd, Matt Evans, Thou Reyes, Sheena Ramos, Joe Vargas, Raflesia Bravo, Julz Savard, Lui Manansala, Ms. Elizabeth Oropesa, Kate Bautista, Rhyzza Kafilas

CREDITS: 
Production House: The Ideafirst Company / Eight Films 
Writer and Director : Ivan Andrew Payawal 
Executive Producers: Andre Payawal / Zorahayda Payawal / Ivan Andrew Payawal / Nico Antonio Perci Intalan / Jun Robles Lana 
Producer: Victoria Mostoles Director of Photography: Carlo Mendoza, FCS 
Production Designer: Michael Espanol Assistant Director: Easy Ferrer 
Script Continuity: Stephanie Brocka 
Wardrobe: Czar Buenaventura 
Key Make Up: Jeff Cabral 
2nd Make Up: May Dulay 
Hair: Bobby Penequito Production Managers: Easy Ferrer / Victoria Mostoles / Kris Flores / Eisset Juanich / Joel Lacap 
Production Assistants: Kris Flores / Joseph Evangelista / Eisset Juanich
Talent Coordinator: Jheff Felix Editor: Carlo Francisco Manatad Musical Scorer: Nonong Buencamino 
Colorist: Marilen Magsaysay Sound: Wildsound


Trailer:




I Amerika is part of  this year's Full Length Competition of Cinemalaya Indepedent Film Festival happening from August 5 to 14, 2016.



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#TheaterPH - Linda Faigao-Hall’s The Female Heart!

The Story





The Female Heart begins in the Smokey Mountains of Manila, a 170 acre garbage mound in which nearly 30,000 people scrape together a meager life. Anghel and his mother Rosario make ends meet by gathering and reselling scrap metal and other useful trash from the refuse that surrounds them. Anghel's sister, Adelfa, is one of the few teenagers in Smokey Mountain who is able to attend high school.

Upon hearing Adelfa's valedictory speech, Anghel convinces her to continue with her education in college. He tells her he will be able to pay for her tuition by taking a job as a D.I., or dance instructor, at a fancy hotel. In reality, he is actually earning the money for Adelfa's schooling by working as a "macho dancer" in Manila's red light district.



When Anghel falls ill as a result of the sex work, Adelfa must place a listing in a catalogue of mail order brides in an attempt to secure the money needed to pay for Anghel's medical care. She strikes up a correspondence with Roger, a real estate broker with anger management issues living in Brooklyn, and arranges to marry him on the condition that he sends $300 a month to Rosario and Anghel to pay for her brother's treatment in a private facility. Initially, Adelfa sees the trade as a fair one, but as she is confronted with Roger's anger and violence, the deal she made to save her brother turns sour.


The Highlights

Chase Salazar, a theater actress to watch out for.



Chase Salazar is a natural born actress. At a young age, she portrayed a very challenging and mature role of Adelfa. I can see the innocence in her eyes with a glistening spark of passion for acting. You can feel that there's a bright future ahead of this girl. She made a heartfelt performance in this material and I must admit, she made a brilliant job as she put me into tears. Very effective and intelligent actress indeed!

Al Gatmaitan sizzles with scene stealer performance.




Al Gatmaitan plays the role of Anghel. As to date, this is Al's most daring role as he needs to strip down close to naked to portray a scene doing macho dancing. A great actor will always be ready for any scene if the material calls for it. Just like Coco Martin in some of the most engaging, daring and mature roles he portrayed, Al braved and took the challenge of showing skin in this material. Aside from the scene stealer performance, the heart that this actor shows to the crowd was commendable. His fire transcends and envelopes the stage as one watch him do his magic. I am glad that Al accepts the role and somehow broke the barriers of the conventional go-go boy.

It's Banaue Miclat-Janssen's Directorial Debut.




Adding another milestone before she hit her silver anniversary in the industry, Banaue makes her directorial debut in Linda Faigao-Hall’s “THE FEMALE HEART. She was able to glued everything and produced a revealing, moving and plausible depiction of an inside out reflection.

Why you should watch it?




Linda Faigao-Hall’s “THE FEMALE HEART allows you to exercise your cognitive and find out what The Female Heart really means and at the same time plays with one's feelings while the story builds up. The integration of the Filipino American dream, fight between cultural and sexual behaviors, being hold up with the complexities of realities, these things will surely be part of your journey if you watch this play.

You only have few more chances of watching this play as it closes this week. Remaining shows at Wilfrido Guerrero Theater, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines, July 9, 2016 Saturday (3:00 PM and 7:00 PM) and July 10, 2016 Sunday (10 AM and 3PM). You may get your tickets by contacting Samanta Clarin (09277406124) or Camille Guevara (09178239531). You may also contact Dulaang UP Office at 926-1349, 433-7840, 981-8500 local 2449 or email dulaangupmarketing at gmail.com.



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#Cinemalaya - Hiblang Abo

The Story:

“Hiblang Abo” speaks volumes of muted memories and infinite struggles among four men in their twilight years, confined in a hospice facility or home for the aged. Their gray hair grows and fades unnoticed, their lives enter the void of oblivion. Everything unfolds so naturally into their swan song until their body pains and heartaches yield the same intensity, when their hearing and their feelings become permanently impaired; and when their blurry vision and memories become “clear” signs that the inevitable state of death is as fleeting as the vibrancy of life itself.



GENRE/RATING: DRAMA / PG-13

DIRECTED BY: 
Ralston Jover

MAIN CAST: 
Lou Veloso, Jun Urbano, Leo Rialp, Nanding Josef, Matt Daclan, Lui Manansala, Flor Salanga, Cherry Malvar, Angela Cortez, Mike Liwag, Rommel Luna, Rener Concepcion, Anna Luna

CREDITS: 
Cinematographer: Pipo Domagas   
Editor: Benjamin Tolentino 
Sound Engineer: Mike Idioma 
Production Designer: Lars Magbanua 
Art Director: Eero Francisco 
Assistant Director: Charita Castinlag 
Production Manager: Carlianne Lois domingo
Executive Producer: Bessie Badilla 
Producer: Bessie Badilla 
Line Producer: Martin Mayuga 
Associate Producer: Harlene Bautista
Screenplay: Naning Estrella  ​
& Ralston G. Jover


Trailer:




Hiblang Abo is part of  this year's Full Length Competition of Cinemalaya Indepedent Film Festival happening from August 5 to 14, 2016.


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