Paglulunsad ng Ani 40: Katutubo, ang Literary Journal ng CCP

Ilulunsad na ang Ani 40: Katutubo at ito ay gaganapin sa Oktubre 26, 2018 sa Silangan Hall, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, alas-5:00 ng hapon ang rehistrasyon. Libre at bukas sa publiko ang paglulunsad. Tampok sa nasabing literary journal ang 130 na manunulat mula sa iba’t ibang kultura sa Pilipinas at ang kanilang 189 na akda. Sa pamamagitan ng Intertextual Division, ang CCP ay nakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng National Indigenous People’s Month.

Ang natatanging seksiyon na “Kiyatimoan Marawi” ay koleksiyon ng mga akdang isinulat ng mga taga-Marawi. Ibinahagi ng mga manunulat ang kanilang karanasan sa Marawi Siege na nagsimula noong Mayo 23, 2017. Tampok din sa Ani 40 ang likha ng estudyanteng si Jalicareza R. Jamail na nagpapakita ng pagyakap ng isang ina sa kaniyang anak. Isang guro sa Marawi State University ang patnugot ng espesiyal na seksiyon. Ito ay si Almayrah Abbas Tiburon na nagsulat din ng akda tungkol sa kaniyang pagbubuntis sa kabila ng krisis na nangyayari noon.

Ang mga akda ay nasusulat sa mga pangunahing wika sa Pilipinas tulad ng Filipino, Meranaw, Ilokano, Akeanon, Bikol, Bikol-Naga, Chavacano, Kinaray-a, at Ingles. Tampok sa Ani 40 ang mga manunulat na sina: Asral M. Abbas, Lylee Norah M. AbdelGafur, Lualhati Abreu, Tilde Acuña, Raquel Alawi, Rebekah Marohombsar Alawi, Caroline Albarando, Noramera D. Alhabib, Aliah Ali, Vijae Orquia Alquisola, Mark Angeles, Marvin Davila Aquino, Lorna Arejola-Billanes, Abdulazis C. Arumpac, Markus Aserit, Maxine Awingan, Lingling Bacgalang, Mohamad Abdul Hamid A. Bantog, Amroding Tauter Baraiman, Romel M. Barrera, Rind Bawing, Jonel Baybay, Jade M. Baylon, Darren Bendanillo, April Mae M. Berza, Rommel Fabros Bonus, Botong Panday, Niles Jordan Breis, Dalomabi Lao Bula, Regine Cabato, RR Cagalingan, Jose Kervin Cesar B. Calabias, Annabelle M. Calleja, Mary Deane Camua, Ernesto Villaluz Carandang II, F. Jordan Carnice, Bojer B. Capati, Dexter B. Cayanes, Jeline Cayangen, Jose Jason L. Chancoco, Fernando Chávez, Melchor F. Cichon, Andrew Bonifacio L. Clete, Christopher Concha, Clariza Cassandra C. Concordia, Nur-Saleha D. Dadayan, Juliet Damgas, Lawdenmarc Decamora, Jalilah A. Diator, Divina Didican, Norhanie S. Domato-Macarao, Mary Louise Dumas, Norberto C. Ebuen, Francis Murillo Emralino, Raihana Barodi Emran, Dennis Espada, Lesley Joy Masayon Estrella, James M. Fajarito, JennyRose Carbolledo Gacusan, Early Sol Gadong, Luis P. Gatmaitan, JC Gloria, Christine F. Godinez-Ortega, Genaro R. Gojo Cruz, Judith Sulang Icnad, Omarjan Ibrahim Jahuran, Sharifa Sittie Zehanie Mante Jali, Ansherina May D. Jazul, Jeric F. Jimenez, Nat Pardo Labang, Jonalyn Buduan Labrador, Gexter O. Lacambra, Junley Lorenzana Lazaga, Al Joseph Academia Lumen, Ailanne D. Macagaan, Francis C. Macansantos, Noraisah L. Macasimbar, Aslainee T. Macatanon, Christine Marie Lim Magpile, Juliet Malidom, Shur C. Mangilaya, Salamoden M. Mangondaya, Noahlyn Maranan, Jann Dainver L. Maravilla, Cai Mariano, Francisco Arias Monteseña, Mark Dave Nacuray, Vim Nadera, Queen Tashneem U. Nouraldien, Wilhelmina S. Orozco, Pejay Amandy Padrigon, Hedaya D. Pangandag, Jean Pasigon, Ruffaida A. Pendatun, Aldrin P. Pentero, Honesto M. Pesimo, Jr., Morino Pizarro, Allan Popa, Ibrahim Pundato, MJ Rafal, Mohammad Abedin Rasuman, Raymund P. Reyes, Frank Rivera, Marlon Agbayani Rodrigo, Glen Sales, Princess Ann Bajar Sales, David Michael M. San Juan, E. San Juan, Jr., Louie Jon Sanchez, Jahara Abellera Solaiman, John Patrick F. Solano, T.S. Sungkit, Jr., Ariel Sotelo Tabag, Joey A. Tabula, Mubarak M. Tahir, Rem Tanauan, John Iremil Teodoro, Almayrah Abbas Tiburon, Christian Tordecillas, Angela Labiga Torred, Ronald Tumbaga, Nash Tysmans, Jhajha Umpar, Oswald A. Valente, Arnold Matencio Valledor, Marites Viesca, Sheryll V. Villa, Camilo Mendoza Villanueva, Jr., Henry Viray, at Sittie Johairah M. Yusoph.

Si Herminio S. Beltran, Jr. ang Patnugot habang si Louise Adrianne O. Lopez naman ang Katuwang na Patnugot at si Kimberly Ann Nicole V. Lim ang Layout Artist at Art Director. Ang graphic art sa pabalat tampok ang GAMABA (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan) awardee na si Yabing Masalon Dulo ng komunidad ng B’laan ay gawa ni Marthin Anthony Millado. Ginamit bilang panghati ng libro ang mga visual artwork nina Luce Domini F. Melegrito (estudyante mula sa Philippine High School for the Arts), Jalicareza R. Jamail (estudyante mula sa Marawi), at Juan Franco Sabado (artist mula sa Baguio) at ng Drawing Room.

Mabibili ang Ani 40 nang may diskuwento sa araw ng paglulunsad.

Maaaring makipag-ugnayan kay Kimberly Lim o Marjorie Almazan sa 551-5959, 0919-317-5708, o ccpintertextualdivision@gmail.com.

Paanyaya sa Performatura 2017: Performance Literature Festival

Inaanyayahan po namin kayong lumahok sa Performatura 2017: Performance Literature Festival na nakatakdang idaos mula Marso 31 hanggang Abril 2 sa Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) at Liwasang Balagtas, Pandacan, Maynila, simula 9:00 ng umaga. Ang tema ng festival ay Sa Loob at Labas ng Bayan kong Sawi mula sa Florante at Laura ni Balagtas.

Layon nito na lalong maipalaganap sa mga kababayan natin, sa mga estudyante at guro ang pagmamahal sa panitikan at iba pang anyo ng sining sa ating bayan. Libre at bukas sa publiko ang mga pagtatanghal tulad ng oral literature showcase, film showing, pagbabasa ng tula, teatro, mini book fair, marathon reading ng mga akda ni Balagtas, cosplay contest at marami pang iba. Naka-attach po sa liham na ito ang highlights ng buong festival.

Para po makapasok sa festival ay kailangan lamang mag-donate ng isang libro, kahit anong libro po. Ang isa ay katumbas ng one day entry pass. Ang makakalap na libro ay ibibigay ng CCP sa mga aklatan ng partner communities nito.

Dalangin naming maging bahagi kayo ng Performatura 2017: Performance Literature Festival. Kung may nais linawin hinggil sa liham na ito, makipag-ugnayan po sa akin sa 0919-3175708 o sa 5515959 o sa ccpintertextualdivision@gmail.com. Bisitahin din po ang www.performatura.com para sa detalye.

 

Highlights ng Performatura 2017: Performance Literature Festival

Performatura sa CCP

Mga Pagtatanghal

·           Heber Bartolome

·           Abra

·           Juan Miguel Severo

·           Binibining Beats ng Zamboanga

·           Kontra-Gapi

·           Sanghabi

·           Teatro Balagtas

·           Jean Ariane Flores ng Laguna

·           Anino Shadowplay

 Spoken Word

·           Words Anonymous

·           Ampalaya Monologues by Theather for Alternative Platforms

·           Bukambibig

·           GUMIL ng Ilocos Region

·           NAGMAC ng Cagayan de Oro

·           The Batutes

·           LIRA

·           The Makatas

·           Voltes Vim

·           Happy Mondays

·           KM64

·           Baguio Writers Guild

·           Dumay Solinggay ng Baguio

·           White Wall

·           Alab Volunteer Group

Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Panitikan at mga Gawad CCP Awardee

·           Virgilio S. Almario

·           F. Sionil Jose

·           Nora Aunor

·           Ricky Lee

·           Leoncio Deriada

Pagtatanghal ng Panitikang Oral

·           Rajji performers ng Batanes

·           Balitaw performers ng Cebu

·           T’boli chanters ng South Cotabato

Pelikula

·           Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos, directed by Sari Dalena and Kiri Dalena

·           Komikero Chronicles, produced by Sari Dalena

·           Tribu, directed by Jim Libiran

 

Performance Art

·           Tupada Action and Media Arts (TAMA)

·           Nerisa Guevarra

Natatanging Event

·           Opening of the National Artist for Visual Arts Cesar Legaspi Birth Centennial Exhibit

·           Akdang Buhay Video Launching

·           Franciscosplay Contest

·           Pag-aalay ng Bulaklak kay Balagtas

·           Lakbay-Kamalaysayan sa Pandacan

·           NBDB Book Fair

Reading Sessions

·           Kids from Dagdag Dunong Reading Center

·           Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books Book Club

·           Students of Philippine National School for the Blind

·           Women’s Playwright International

·           Pinoy Storytellers Group

·           MAFIA

Lecture-Demo

·           Poetry is Our Second Language

·           Bukanegan mula sa Ilocos Region

·           Sarsuwelang Sangang Nabali mula sa Cebu

 

Performatura sa Pandacan

Pagtatanghal

·           Teatro Balagtas

 Spoken Word

·          KWF Mga Makata ng Taon

           LIRA

Pambansang Alagad ng Sining para sa Panitikan

·          Bienvenido Lumbera

Natatanging Event

·           Pag-aalay ng Bulaklak kay Balagtas

·           Lakbay-Kamalaysayan sa Pandacan

CCP now accepting applications for Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is now accepting applications for the Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program which will be held on July 5 – 17, 2016.

The Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program is a two-week mentorship program on the study and practice of dramatic writing for the stage. The fellows will take part in lectures, discussions, and workshops on playwriting and script critiquing. They will also be given tickets to this year’s festival plays and selected rehearsals, as well as the opportunity to participate in the talkback and interaction with known playwrights, directors and selected actors. The Fellowship Program will culminate in a staged reading of the fellows’ works on July 17 at the CCP Bulwagang Amado Hernandez at 6 PM.

To qualify, the applicant must:

1. be a college student or a young professional;
2. be 29 years old or below;
3. not have had any play produced by a professional theater company;
4. not have had any play published in a literary journal;
5. not have won in any national/ international playwriting/ screenwriting competition;
6. be able to submit the following requirements via email to ccp.artist.training@gmail.com :
a. Fully accomplished Application Form (download HERE)
b. One (1) to two (2) sample stage plays, full or excerpts, with the following requirements:
• Written either in Filipino or English;
• In .doc format (12 points, double-spaced, 8” x 11” paper);
• The maximum number of pages of the submitted sample stage play(s) is 10 (whether one or two plays).
• The real name / identity of the applicant must not be written on any part of the sample work(s).
7. be present for the entire duration of the program, rehearsals and performance for the Culminating Showcase.

Only complete application requirements will be considered.

• Deadline for submission of requirements: 12 midnight, May 20, 2016. (Applications received after 12 midnight will no longer be considered.)

• Announcement of accepted applicants: June 10, 2016

A minimal registration fee of P1,200 will be required of all fellows to cover tickets for all the plays. 

The Virgin Labfest is a highly distinguished annual festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works of playwrights, directors and actors. It has gained its reputation by producing provocative and outstanding ‘virgin’ plays mostly which have been recognized by the Palanca Awards for Literature.

For inquiries on the Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program, go to www.culturalcenter.gov.ph, email ccp.artist.training@gmail.com, or call 832 1125 loc 1605.

The Virgin Labfest 12 Writing Fellowship Program is a project of the CCP Artist Training Division of the Arts Education Department.

Virgin Labfest 12 announces this year’s playwrights

Congratulations to this year’s playwrights for the main line-up (12 One-Act Plays), Staged Readings and Fragments of VIRGIN LABFEST!

Virgin Labfest 12

Established in 2005, the Virgin Labfest is a laboratory festival of new plays by emerging and established Filipino playwrights and held annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The Virgin Labfest aims to provide Filipino playwrights a venue to present their unpublished, unstaged, untested and untried works to theatergoing public. The Virgin Labfest is a yearly project of the Manila-based playwrights group Writer’s Bloc, Inc., acclaimed theater company Tanghalang Pilipino, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

MAIN LINE-UP:

Eliza Victoria’s “Marte”
Carlo Vergara’s “Mula sa Kulimliman”
Herlyn Alegre’s “Bahay-Bahayan Tagu-Taguan”
Guelan Luarca‘s “Bait”
Ricardo Dingdong Novenario‘s “Daddy’s Girl”
Kanakan Balintagos‘ “Loyalist”
Ma. Cecilia dela Rosa’s “Ang Mga Bisita ni Jean”
Alexandra May Cordoso’s “Ang Sugilanon ng Kabiguan ni Epefania”
Jose Socrates delos Reyes’ “Dahan-Dahan ang Paglubog ng Araw”
Rick Patriarca’s “Hapag-Kainan”
Dominique La Victoria’s “Ang Bata sa Drum”
Oggie Arcenas‘ “Si Jaya, Si Ronda, Si Barbra at ang Mahiwagang Kanta”

REVISITED:

Maynard Manansala‘s “Dalawang Gabi”
Juan Miguel Severo’s “Hintayan ng Langit”
Eljay Castro Deldoc‘s “Si Maria Isabella at ang Guryon ng mga Tala”

STAGED READINGS:

Layeta Pinzon Bucoy‘s “Mac and Naty”
Job Pagsibigan‘s “Mrs. Victoria”
Vincent A. DeJesus ‘ “Changing Partners”
Adrian Ho’s “Run, Marga, Run”
Jonathan Tad Tadioan‘s “Dinuguan”

FRAGMENTS:

Alex Dungca’s “Nang Maligaw ang mga Halimaw”
Dwein Baltazar’s “Ang Debutante sa Bubongan”
Jerome Ignacio‘s “Perfecto Gomez”

VIRGIN LABFEST YEAR 12 now accepting script submissions

The VIRGIN LABFEST YEAR 12 is now open for script submissions! The Virgin Labfest is an annual festival of unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested works for the theater held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This festival is a partnership project of the Writer’s Bloc, Inc., Tanghalang Pilipino, Inc. and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

This year, the Virgin Labfest will choose twelve (12) new one-act plays. The Virgin Labfest accepts submissions of qualified written works:
1. one-act plays 
or short plays with maximum running time: 40 minutes ONLY
2. All submitted works must NOT have previously been
– published in book form;
– staged commercially for more than two (2) performances (staged readings, one-time workshop productions are allowed);
– awarded any literary or drama recognition in competitions and the like
3. works may be in Filipino, English, Cebuano, Hiligaynon or Ilocano. (Cebuano, Hiligaynon and Ilocano works must have accompanying Filipino translations.)
The festival is open to various themes and genres.

Submission Deadline is on FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Submissions may be sent online:
1) in .doc or .pdf FORMAT ONLY to the following e-addresses:
rodyvera@gmail.com 
and/or
nikkigtorres@gmail.com

OR

2) hand-delivered or mailed (two hard copies) to
CLOTILDE LUCERO or NIKKI TORRES
Performing Arts Department
Upper Basement
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City

Mailed deliveries should be postmarked on or before the submission deadline date. (February 29, 2016). Submissions should indicate full name and contact address of the playwright.

CCP launches Performatura Festival in the Reading Month

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), through its Intertextual Division, celebrates the National Reading Month of November with Performatura Festival, Performing Literatures on November 6, 7 and 8.

Performatura Festival, the free three-day event in various venues of the Center, has over 200 local and international participating artists. The Department of Education (DepEd) declared November as the National Reading Month in 2011 to address the ten-point education agenda of the government, promoting a reading culture among learners.

In lieu of ticket sales, the public is enjoined to bring a book in exchange for a day pass in Performatura to gain access to the ten (10) performance sites for one whole day. The books will be for the benefit of the CCP’s Aklatang Bayan program led by the Center’s Library and Archives Division and the Cultural Exchange Department.

Aklatang Bayan aims to build resource hubs with a variety of books to develop a love for reading and art appreciation among children in poor communities in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.  

Fora donated book or a day pass, the audience could experience the Epic Center(featuring Philippine epics),the CCP Café (featuring talks with National Artists for Literature), the Park Poetry Series, three art exhibitions (Chromatext Rebooted at the Main Gallery, Oral Literatures Exhibit at the Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino and Binhi, Ani at the CCP Library), the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s “Inquirer Read-Along”, and a day-long summit of performances from young poets among other pocket events.

The festival name “Performatura”, coined by Festival Director Vim Nadera, is intertextuality at work where the terms “performance” and “oratura” had been combined. Defining intertextuality is one of the primary objectives of the festival. “Oratura”, on the other hand, was derived from another coined term“orature” by Pio Zirimu, a linguist from the Republic of Uganda, who wanted to put oral literature at par with the written word.

Like Uganda, the Philippines has a rich oral tradition that predates the Spanish colonization. The Hudhud of the Ifugao and the Darangen of the Maranao have been proclaimed as “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and CulturalOrganization (UNESCO) in 2001.

Performatura 2015 updates are available on Facebook (CCP-Intertextual-Division-Programs,culturalcenterofthephilippines), Tumblr (ccpintertextualdivision.tumblr.com),Twitter (ccpintertextual, ccp_gov), and Instagram (ccp_gov).

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For more information on this press release and the Performatura Festival, please contact the CCP Intertextual Division at 832-1125 locals 1706 and 1707.

The Performatura logo is created by visual artist Alfred Marasigan.

CCP launches Performatura 2015

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) launched today Performatura 2015, Performing Literatures to be held on November 6, 7 and 8 in various venues of the Center to celebrate its 46th year. The three-day event is free or open to the public.

“Performatura 2015 forms part of the literary programs of the CCP spearheaded by the Intertextual Division,” CCP Vice President and Artistic Director Chris B. Millado said. “We have opened the event to the general public specifically for the young people to realize our vision of ‘Art matters to the life of every Filipino’,” he added.

Millado also revealed a unique feature of the event that underscores the involvement of the CCP employees who will undergo performing and literary workshops. At the end of the workshops, the CCP employees will perform literary works as individuals or in groups, and act as Performatura ambassadors. Performatura 2015 Festival Director Vim Nadera will conduct the series of workshops.

“We are harnessing the Center’s 300 workforce by further developing their appreciation of Philippine letters and honing their performance skills, and in the process become cultural ambassadors. We know that our people are the main agents in fulfilling the CCP vision,” Millado explained. A commitment to human resource development is etched as one of the cultural objectives of the institution.

Herminio S. Beltran, CCP Intertextual Division Chief, said that the primary goal of the three-day event is to define “intertextuality” through the pocket events. “One of the many definitions of intertextuality is the relationship of the literary text to other texts, and the relationship of writers and readers where the readers or the audience members in this case take primacy,” Beltran explained.

The event name “Performatura,” coined by Nadera, is intertextuality at work where the terms “performance” and “oratura” had been combined. “Oratura” was derived from another coined term “orature” by Pio Zirimu, a linguist from the Republic of Uganda, who wanted to put oral literature at par with the written word and not treated as something inferior to the latter.

Like Uganda, the Philippines has a rich oral tradition that predates the Spanish colonization. The Hudhud of the Ifugao and the Darangen of the Maranao have been proclaimed as “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001.

The CCP Intertextual Division, formerly Literary Arts Division, provided highlights of Performatura 2015 such as the Epic Center, Coffee & Conversations with National Artists hosted by the likes of Lourd de Veyra and Gloc-9, Chromatext Rebooted curated by Krip Yuson, the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s “Inquirer Read-Along”, and a day-long summit of performances from young poets.

These young writers are members of the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (UMPIL), the Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika, at Anyo (LIRA), Romancing Venus, Words Anonymous, Baguio Writers Guild, and the University of the Philippines Writers Club. Other participating young poets are students of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU), the De La Salle University (DLSU), the Far Eastern University (FEU), the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA), to name a few.

The three-day event will feature daily workshops on the Balagtasan, speech choir, and ventriloquism. There will also be daily Park Poetry performances in the early evenings that will feature poems on love, gender, and protest by Gemino Abad, Jose “Pete” Lacaba, and Joey Ayala, respectively, among many other performances.

In addition to the Hudhud and the Darangen epics, Performatura 2015 will also feature the animation and other works of art of Liby Limoso on the Sugidanun epic from the Panay Island. The UP Press will also launch the sequels to Dr. Alicia Magos’ study on “Tikum Kadlum and Amburukay” which will be performed by Mr. Federico “Tuohan” Caballero and Teresita “Abyaran” Caballero-Castor. The epics will also be the focal point of the Oral Literatures Art Exhibit.

Performatura 2015 updates are available on the CCP website (www.culturalcenter.gov.ph) Facebook (CCP-Intertextual-Division-Programs, culturalcenterofthephilippines), Tumblr (ccpintertextualdivision.tumblr.com), Twitter (ccpintertextual, ccp_gov), and Instagram (ccp_gov).

To arrange for interviews, please contact the CCP Corporate Communications Division at 832-1125 local 1116. For more information on Performatura 2015, please contact the CCP Intertextual Division at 832-1125 local 1706.

 

CCP to debut musical about heroism of Apolinario Mabini

It is a steampunk musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled character, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation. In partnership with National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA) to close the year-long celebration of the 150th birthday of Apolinario Mabini.

SYNOPSIS:

On 12 June 1898 Apolinario Mabini presents his vision and plans for the second phase of the Philippine revolution against Spain to Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Impressed, the general appoints the paralytic as his chief adviser, believing that the two of them are destined to finish the revolution and set up the new Filipino nation. Mabini advises Aguinaldo to open a congress that will legitimize his government and act as his advisory body.  After the US forces grab Intramuros for themselves, the revolutionary government moves to Malolos, where Aguinaldo promptly convenes congress and appoints Mabini chief minister. But soon, the new government must face major threats to its rule, not only from the American colonizers but from the ilustrado members of congress. First, the bourgeois ilustrados  led by Pedro Paterno and Felipe Buencamino prepare a 50-million peso loan package to the new government that will allow them to control and profit from the financial assets and institutions of the government, and thereby control the government itself. Mabini exposes the ploy, but Aguinaldo, desperate for funds to buy arms and pay his soldiers, approves the loan. Second, refusing to be a mere advisory body, congress creates a constitution that privileges the “oligarchy of the educated” (congress) over the “oligarchy of the ignorant” (the executive and the army).  Mabini insists that in time of war, the executive must be free to make decisions without being shackled by congress. After a few concessions are granted to the executive, the constitution is approved by Aguinaldo. At the dinner celebrating the new republic on 23 January 1899, the president toasts the members of congress, the army, and especially the Mabini cabinet that served the government gratis et amore. The ilustrados are jealous of Mabini’s powers.

ARTISTIC STAFF:

Librettist: Dr. Nicanor G. Tiongson

Director: Chris Millado

Dramaturg: Manny Pambid

Music & Composition: Jed Balsamo

Co-arrangers: Chino David, TJ Ramos & Emerzon Texon

Sound Design, Over-All Sound & Recording Engineer: TJ Ramos

Choreographer: Denisa Reyes

Set Design: Toym Imao

Costume Design: James Reyes

Lighting Design: Katsch Catoy

Technical Director: Barbara Tan-Tiongco

Video Projection Design: GA Fallarme

Assistant Projection Design: Perky Parong & Sheryl Polancos

DATE/ TIME/ VENUE:  

July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 – 3:00PM
July 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 – 8:00PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)

TICKET INFORMATION:

Ticket Price:

P1000 / P800 / P600

Discounts: 50% for students20% for Senior Citizens,

Government and Military Employees, PWDs. Please present a valid ID

 

Cinemalaya Institute announces three courses for June and July

Cinemalaya proudly announces the courses to be held on June and July.

Introduction to Producing
June 1-25, 2015 
9:30am-12:30pm, Mondays/Thursdays
John Paul Su, Instructor

Participants learn fundamental skills and procedures used in managing the making of a film including crew structure and the collaborative responsibilities of crew members, legal issues regarding agreements, rights, copyright and trademark clearances, insurance, location permits, talent agreements, scheduling, budgeting, transportation, crew deals and supplier agreements. Particular attention will be put on professional practice concerning the structure of the workday, shooting hours, turnaround time and safety issues that are the mutual responsibility of the producer, director and assistant director (AD). 
Course Fee: Php25,000

Fundamentals of Screenwriting
June 9-July 3, 2015
9:30am-12:30pm, Tuesdays/Fridays
Sophia Wellington, Instructor

Participants learn the language of dramatic storytelling and visual storytelling. The course examines various styles and methods of scriptwriting with a focus on giving students the opportunity to create and hone their own voices. At the end of the course, students are expected to complete a shooting draft for a 7-12 minute film. 
Course Fee: Php25,000

Basic Filmmaking: The Silent Film
June 22-July 31, 2015
1:30pm-4:30pm, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays
Carlos Siguion-Reyna

Participants apply the basics of film language in film exercises and achieve a basic mastery of the classic conventions and tools of the film directors. The course is challenges participants to find his/her own cinematic voice within the basic, commonly understood language of narrative film. Each student directs a 7-minute short silent film. Participants work on projects in crews of four to six. Participants learn the aesthetics and expressive use of cinematography, sound and editing to fulfill the director’s vision. The course requires that participants bring in the shooting drafts of their scripts on the first day of class. 
Course fee: Php30,000.

Application forms and further information are available on the Cinemalaya website at www.cinemalaya.org and the Cultural Center of the Philippines website at www.culturalcenter.gov.ph. Inquiries may be addressed to the Media Arts Division, Cultural Center of the Philippines at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1704 and 1705.

Film director Jade Castro tries theater in Virgin Labfest 11

Film, television, and commercial director Jade Castro, one of the most prolific and creative directors in the industry, tries theater for the first time, as he directs this year for VIRGIN LABFEST, now on its 11th year.

Direk Jade, who’s known for his works “Endo” (Cinemalaya 2007 special jury prize and gave Jason Abalos his Gawad Urian best actor), “Zombadings: Patayin sa Shokot Si Remington” (a blockbuster indie film starring Martin Escudero), “Beki Boxer” (one of the big hit comedy series of TV5), etc., is directing “DALAWANG GABI” by Maynard Manansala for the exciting annual one-act Pinoy plays.

Established in 2005, the VIRGIN LABFEST is a laboratory festival of new plays by emerging and established Filipino playwrights, held annually at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

The Virgin Labfest aims to provide Filipino playwrights a venue to present their unpublished, unstaged, untried and untested Filipino works to the theatergoing public. This festival is a yearly project of the Manila-based playwrights group Writer’s Bloc, Inc., acclaimed theater company Tanghalang Pilipino, Inc. and the Cultural Center of the Philippines in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

This year’s Labfest will run June 24-July 12 at CCP’s Tanghalang Huseng Batute.