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BM 2.0
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The Pointe of Ballet

Ballet Manila’s press preview of BM 2.0, some two weeks ago, was a tough act to follow. Immediately after my first BM experience, I can’t wait to type-in my thoughts and share how a 30-minute preview can stay with you for the rest of the week. It wasn’t just a sneak peek. It was a…

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Premiere Night T-BIRD AT AKO Remastered
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Nora o Vilma? Vilma o Nora?

Sulit ang halos tatlong oras na paggapang ko sa trapik noong Mierkules makahabol lang sa Premiere ng T-Bird at Ako (1982). Kung mas pinili ko na lang na bumalik sa bahay at sumuko, hindi ko masasaksihan ang muling Pagkikita ng mga magkakatunggali. Maraming pulis, maraming nakabantay. Naglalakihan ang mga braso, pero kaga-gwapo. Dalawang bus ng mga…

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T-Bird At Ako (remastered)
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Danny Zialcita’s Magic Continues (T-BIRD AT AKO: 1982)

Last night’s World Premiere goes to show that we still care about our arts, our culture and its legacies. This restoration by ABS CBN makes us remember an age where an unparalleled culture of fandom and rivalry were the real main events. With brilliant direction from Danny Zialcita and an ever-engaging screenplay by Portia Ilagan, T-BIRD AT AKO (1982) is a testament of…

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PETA Triumphs in ARBOL DE FUEGO

PETA’s triumphant adaptation of Anton Chekov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD is a must-see this month (and the next). Rody Vera’s ARBOL DE FUEGO engages the audiences with a familiar delight of a milieu that is quite detached, yet still close to home. With a brave cast and stunning performances, PETA once again offers the magic and blessing that…

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BM 2.0 Celebrates Ballet Manila's 20 Years
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Ballet Manila celebrates 20 years in “BM 2.0″

Manila, PHILIPPINES — Ballet Manila celebrates it 20th anniversary with a concert of classical and well-loved dance pieces this month in BM 2.0. It is a celebration of the hard work, passion and dedication that their founding members have poured in the company these past two decades. For their 20th anniversary, Ballet Manila highlights their triumphant…

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#PhilArtsForum: HERBERT CHAVEZ

Halina’t tunghayan ang isang makasaysayang talakayan at eksibisyon tungkol sa FASHION DESIGNING sa HUMBERT HALL hatid ng 4ABCOMM ng Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba sa LUNA: Letranistang Umuugnay sa National Arts, Art Forum and exhibit, 10:00 AM – 12:00 NN sa darating na Pebrero 23, 2015 sa Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba. 

Kilalanin si Herbert Chavez at alamin ang kanyang sining!

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#PhilArtsForum: CENNA CARLOS

EVERYONE IS INVITED! A must watch fashion show together with our featured artist Ms. CENNA CARLOS! On the 24th of february (tuesday 10:00am-12:00n) SEE YOU THERE MGA FASHIONISTANG LETRANISTA!

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Para sa Ikawala

Sa mga nauunan mong hakbang, at sa mahigpit mong hawak, ganito tayo natagpuan ng ngayon. Kay init ng iyong palad, kay lagkit ng pawis. Kaninang ngumiti ka’y, nanaginip ako ng yakap. Naghintay ng mga halik. Itong akinse ang Aking araw. Ikawala kay Unang hindi pa sapat. Dalhin mo ako sa kung saan mo siya dinala kagabi….

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#PhilArtsForum: ARTHUR TABAODA CORTEZ

Isang binatang visual artist na nagmula sa lungsod ng Calamba ang magpapagilas ng kaniyang natatanging galing sa pagguhit at pagpinta. Iba’t ibang obra mula sa simpleng sketches hanggang sa 3D anamorphic drawings ang kaniyang ipapakita ngayong Lunes na! Ika-labing anim ng Pebrero taong 2015 ganap na ika-sampu ng umaga hanggang alas dose ng tanghali sa Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba – Delas Casas Building Extended Lobby.

Tayo na at makiisa sa pagyabong ng makabayang galing sa sining!

Hatid sa inyo ng LUNA: Letranistang Umuugnay sa National Arts

That Thing Called Tadhana (2014)
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A New Kind of Rom-Com (THAT THING CALLED TADHANA: 2015)

Some Jellicle Readers have been asking me as to when I’ll post my thoughts on Director Antoinette Jadaone’s THAT THING CALLED TADHANA . I never, actually, thought that I’d write something about it. Yes, it’s good. Sooo good, that I find it hard to express how good it is.  Luckily, Robbie, a writer-friend and a former…

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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
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The Consequence of Ambition (FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: 2015)

Originally published in abs-cbn.com on February 13, 2015 Critical to the 2012 success of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey” was its brave stance on silent fetishes. Like Joey Hill’s “Natural Law” and Kate Hearce’s “Simply Sexual,” James’ novel explores our hidden perversions and examines how these perversions ironically keep us sane (or not). It…

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T-Bird at Ako (1982)
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T-Bird at Ako (1982) Gets Restored!

Isa ang T-BIRD AT AKO (1982) sa mga paborito kong Nora Aunor films. Bakit naman hinde, e sa mga balitaktakan pa lang, busog na busog ka na. Danny Zialcita’s screen direction orchestrates a powerful story about love, identity and self-discovery. Nora Aunor is at her best in every scene. Vilma Santos is also as good. Para…

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#PhilArtsForum: CHLARA ISOBEL

Chlara Isobel joins the continuing PhilArts Forum Series next week. Come join us. Let music give you an advanced Valentine Treat!

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Tanghalang Pilipino brings JUEGO DE PELIGRO

In an era where Facebook posts, text messages, tweets, and watt pad become the primary source of communication, and of narration, a refreshing take on a classic tool suddenly comes alive. Letters, personally handwritten and thoughtfully composed of, become the springboard for the novel Les Liasons Dangereuses by famed French novelist Pierre Choderlos de Laclos….

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