Rody Vera and Nanding Josef to teach advanced theater classes


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ADVANCE CLASSES OFFERED AT Arts in the City, FVR Park, 26th Street cor 7th Ave, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig . 1) ACTING FOR TV, FILM AND COMMERCIALS by Nanding Josef and 2) PRODUCTION WORKSHOP ON SHAKESPEARE’S MERCHANT OF VENICE by Rodolfo Vera. We are now accepting participants for the workshop. For more details, call TP at 822-6920 / 836-3661 / 832.1125 loc 1620/1621 / 0915-6072275 or 0908-8941384 or AIC at 889-3028. Classes starts on May 7, 2013.

Tanghalang Pilipino Artistic Director Nanding Josef will conduct a Special Acting Class for aspiring TV, Film and Commercial actors at the ARTS, (Performing Arts Studio on 26th Avenue Bonifacio Global City) this Summer.

Nanding Josef, fondly called Tata Nanding by the members of the artistic and cultural communiities, who started his acting career in PETA (Philippine Educational Theater Association) under the leadership of National Artist Lino Brocka, was also mentored and directed by the most illustrious theater, TV and film directors, notably, National Artists Rolando Tinio, Ishmael Bernal, Joel Lamangan, Gil Portes, Mel Chionglo, Soxie Topacio, Tony Mabesa, Behn Cervantes, Nestor Torre, Jonas Sebastian, Nonon Padilla, Gardy Labad, Anton Juan, including internationally acclaimed German Director Fritz Bennewitz who hosted his two (2) months training in Weimar, East Germany in the 1980’s. 

Tata Nanding’s special acting and teaching skills were honed through many years of hard work as an actor-educator in the tri-media of theater, TV and film. His longest years of theoretical and practical lessons in acting were with PETA, and then with Tanghalang Pilipino. His accomplishments as a theater artist led to his appointment as Division Chief of CCP’s Dramatic Arts Office, as Chairman of the National Committee on Dramatic Arts under NCCA (National Commission for Culture and the Arts), as Executive Director of the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) in Mt. Makiling, and then, as Vice-President and Artistic Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Tata Nanding had conducted Acting classes for PETA, Tanghalang Pilipino and for school-based and community-based organizations and institutions here in the Philippines, in some Asian and European countries. For about five(5) years, he was the acting trainor of the GMA7’s Starstruck Actors.

His memorable and notable performances include character roles in the films Bona, Deathrow, Ouija, Cinco, Patient X, teleseryes, Majika, Guns and Roses and a string of MMK episodes, notably, the episodes Lugaw (Rene Requiestas’ story), Cap (US war veterans) and Aso. In 2004, Tata Nanding was also awarded “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Special” (MMK’s Lugaw) in the 1st Golden Screen Entertainment Awards.

This Summer, Tata Nanding will share his acquired skills in Acting with a limited number of students who intend to venture into, or enhance their skills in TV, Film and Commercial Acting. The class schedule is as follows: May 7 to 16, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 9am to 12noon, for a total of six(6) sessions or eighteen hours(18) hours. Interested enrollees will be interviewed before final admission. 

Playwright / Lyricist Rody Vera has written more than 20 original plays, and has adapted and translated various plays into Filipino. He is also a singer and a performer. He was the former Artistic Director of Patatag Singing Group and was musical director to some of its album recordings. He was Artistic Director of PETA from 1995 to 1997. He has appeared in a few musicals and films, notably: Sister Stella L and Grand Musical 1896. His plays won Carlos Palanca Memorial awards. Titles include: Kung Paano Ko Kinatay si Diana Ross (Second Prize), Ang Paglalakbay ni Radya Mangandiri – Isang Pilipinong Ramayana, Balangiga (2nd Prize), Luna: Isang Romansang Aswang (1st Prize), and Dreamweavers (2nd Prize). He has also written a few plays that were performed by Pintig Cultural Group, A Fil-American Theater Group based in Chicago: Sky Legends (3rd Prize), and a musical, The Bells of Balangiga. Senyor Paciano is his first film script. It won the 2nd Prize in the National Centennial Literary Awards in 1998. He was also awarded the Bellagio Study Grant by the Rockefeller Foundation. Some years back, PETA had staged Balete, his adaptation of another Sionil novel, Tree.

For inquiries, reservation, registration and other info, please call cherrybong at 09177500107 or Lei 0915-6072275 or Enzo 0935-3784781 at 8321125 loc 1620 or 1621.

 


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