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Ang Paghihintay sa Bulong – Cinemalaya 2012

Movies By July 23, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Pixeleyes Multimedia and Ekweytormc present “Ang Paghihintay Sa Bulong” a film by Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

It is in the culture of the Filipinos that when a person dies, you can whisper and send your wishes to the dead.

The film is about a family who happens to take care of their ailing mother / grandmother. They see this as a burden in their lives and they wait for her death so they could whisper their wishes.

Release Date Cinemalaya 2012- July 21-29, 2012

Genre Short Film Category

Studio Pixeleyes Multimedia

Starring Shandii J., Bella Martin, Sarah Pagcaliwagan, Wes Traje, Gigi Columna, Cris Gabuya & Noel Miralles

Directed By Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

Written By Sigrid Andrea P. Bernardo

Produced By Pixeleyes Multimedia/Ekweytormc


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Photos: VLF7 Revisited: Kafatiran

Photography, Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By July 4, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Kafatiran is a story of love and freedom. At the dawn of the Philippine revolution, another revolution is brewing. Deep within the ranks of the Katipunan is a special faction composed of young men who are smart, art-loving, and sometimes a bit too mild-mannered. Young Antonino Corpus wants to join this special faction and goes through some tests to know if he does belong into this group. Unfortunately, the night of Antinino’s recruitment is also the night that sparks the Philippines revolution and the recruitment house is surrounded by several guardia civil. Should they leave the place where they are free to be themselves so that they can attain true freedom? Should they finally come out?

VLF7 Revisited: Kafatiran

VLF7 Revisited: Kafatiran

VLF7 Revisited: Kafatiran


Photos: VLF7 Revisited: Evening at the Opera

Photography, Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By July 4, 2012 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

Miranda Beloto, wife of Governor Bingo Beloto is obsessed with the idea of bringing to her impoverished province the first staging of a full length opera. As she prepares to face her corrupt, insensitive husband, she must also deal with the pressure from her own manipulative mother. It seems that Miranda’s foolhardy vision of beauty is all she can cling to in the face of so much brutality. Or is she herself a crucial part of the vicious cycle of corruption?

VLF7 Revisited: An Evening at the Opera

VLF7 Revisited: An Evening at the Opera

VLF7 Revisited: An Evening at the Opera


Madame Butterfly at CCP – June 22 & 23, 2012

Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By June 20, 2012 Tags: , , , , , No Comments


The Cultural Center of the Philippines together with MusicArtes Inc., brings to life Giacomo Puccini’s most famous opera Madame Butterfly at the CCP Main Theatre with two Gala performances on June 22 and 23.

This timeless masterpiece, with the perfect elements of passionate love and the conflict of cultures, features a young rising star in the opera world, soprano Mako Nishimoto, Mexican tenor Dante Alcalá, an accomplished tenor who has performed in 16 different countries worldwide. Madame Butterfly is also blessed with the talents of acclaimed Filipina soprano Camille Lopez Molina and international baritone Andrew Fernando, with Singaporean conductor Maestro Lim Yau leading the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

Last seen as a full production in Manila in 1994, Madame Butterfly is one of the most- performed operas worldwide imbued with the sublime and beautiful music of Puccini.

Multi-awarded international director Dr. Anton Juan helms this compelling version which fuses both the traditional and contemporary, with Maestro Francisco Feliciano as music director.

In principal roles are top Filipino singers, International Choral master Jonathan Velasco, Singapore Lyric Opera performer Lemuel de la Cruz, John Glenn Gaerlan, Nonon Baang, Jun Jaranilla, Fame Flores, Jade Riccio and members of Viva Voce and graduates of the UP College of Music, UST Conservatory and St. Scholastica’s College. Talented young designer Leroy New of Lady Gaga fame will execute the set and costumes, with renowned lighting magician John Batalla creating the lights design and video design by emergent artist Pat Valera.

This exceptional production of Madame Butterfly is supported by Toyota Motor Philippines, New World Hotel Manila, Smart Communications, Manila Bulletin, Diamond Hotel, Café de Bonifacio, Star Paper, Belo Medical Group, Pioneer Insurance, Del Monte Philippines & Unilab Philippines.

For tickets, you may call the CCP Box Office at (02)832.3704 or MusicArtes Inc. at (02)895.8098, (+63918)9085088 and all Ticketworld outlets.


Virgin Labfest 8 Schedules June 27-July 8, 2012

Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By May 16, 2012 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

Schedule of Performances


SET A: June 27, 3pm & 8pm / July 7, 3pm / July 8, 8pm

Pagsubli – Aizel Cabilan
Direction: Melvin Lee

Symposium – U Eliserio & Maynard Manansala
Direction: JK Anicoche

Digital Divide – Ricardo Novenario
Direction: Andoy Ranay


SET B: June 28, 3pm & 8pm / July 7, 8pm / July 8, 3pm

Hayop – Mar Anthony dela Cruz
Direction: Erik Matti

Ang Unang Regla ni John – Em Mendez
Direction: George de Jesus


Official Entries to the Virgin Labfest Year 7!

Theater By April 27, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

How fast time passes, it seems like its only been a month since I bought my Nikon D90 body so I can document the Virgin Labfest 6, and yet it’s now time for Virgin Labfest 7. Soon enough I have to be back in Manila to work full time for Teatro Pilipinas yet again. (This serves as a reminder that the website should be up by end of this month, which is basically in a few days time… oops!)

Rody Vera has released earlier this afternoon the list of the official entries to the Virgin Labfest 7. Soon, playwrights will be looking for directors and staff and then directors and playwrights will be looking for actors, then rehearsals will begin… and by June, bloggers will be writing nonstop about the plays. And I hope this year I or my blog will not make such a fuss.

Anyway, these are the official entries to the Virgin Labfest 7. Congratulations and best of luck to everyone! We are all excited for what everyone will come up with, whatever it is, I’m sure it will be a showcase of talent, as it always has been.

Nine new One Act Plays and One Full -Length Play.

These are the Virgin entries to the 7th Virgin Labfest – June 29-July 10


VLF6 Photos: Sundan Natin Si Eversan (Set E)

Photography, Teatro Pilipinas, Theater By October 5, 2010 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Playwright: Shungiku Uchida
Director: Yoshi Toshihisa
Stage Manager: Kerstin Pinto

Randy Villarama
Kat Castillo
Angelina Kanapi
Peewee O’Hara
Jerry O’Hara
Chrome Cosio

Ever-san, a Filipina and the first foreigner who passed the Japanese nursing examination at first try, is the greatest inspiration of Ligaya, Joy and Che.

VLF6: Sundan Natin Si Eversan