Sunday, May 1, 2016

#TravelPH - Bonbon Festival - Celebrate Art, Environment and Community!

Now on it's second year, Bonbon Festival is back to celebrate Arts, Environment and Community in a one of a kind one-day event which will be participated by young professionals, students, different artists in Batangas Province, and invited guests from other places. 



Bonbon Festival is the first eco-green festival in the province which aims to support and sustain the environment by using arts and culture as one of the tools for preservation and development. The festival will be at Sitio Tagbakin, Brgy. Halang Lipa City, Batangas this coming May 21, 2016, Saturday from 6am onwards!

What to expect:

1. Gala at Pasyal sa Lawa/ Knowledge Tour

Know the story of the lake region and eruption history of Taal Volcano via boat ride from Sitio Tagbakin, Lipa City to San Nicolas to Volcano Island and back. Enjoy the horse ride and trek with local tour guide and the rest of the team. 

2. Mananghalian/Lunch

Savor a sumptuous lunch of Batangas fusion cuisine and local refreshments.

3. Huntahan sa Lawa/ Talkback

Join a series of meaningful talkback and discussions about Art and Environment with interactive community workshops that culminates the afternoon activities.

4. Hapunan/ Dinner by the Lake, Art Installations and Performance Art

Experience Batangas' Art and Culture through performances. Listen to the old time Kundiman music plus musical performances dedicated to Taal led by independent Batangueno musicians including LAC Music Department. Cocktails are available with a party capping the night with all-out-fun and dancing.

Participants may choose from 2 packages:





For inquiries and ticket purchase you may contact:
Mr. Carlo Aguila at 043-740-7112 or 09178779144

Let's end this summer season with a purpose. See you there!




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Friday, April 29, 2016

#TheaterPH - The 8th Philstage Gawad Buhay Awards - Winners and event coverage! #GawadBuhay8


Now on its 8th year, Gawad Buhay is the first ever industry awards exclusively for the performing arts.

Topper Fabregas and Kakai Bautista hosted the event.


It's juried by an independently panel of critics, scholars, artists and theater enthusiasts. From the quarterly citations, the jury selects the final nominees qualified to win the awards by the end of the performance season, and votes on the winners be secret balloting.

Tanghalang Pilipino's Mabining Mandirigma, a musical production about life and legacy of Apolinario Mabini with libretto by Nicanor Tiongson, music by Joed Balsamo and direction by Chris Millado - was the most honored production of the evening with 12 awards.

Stage for the night.


In dance, Ballet Philippines' Peter Pan led the pack with five awards, including Outstanding Choreography for a Dance Production by Edna-Vida Froilan and Outstanding Classical Dance Production. Ballet Manila's Bloom was recognized as the Outstanding Modern Dance Production. Gerardo Francisco, Ballet Manila dancer, won 2 awards in one night for his performance in Ang Mahiwagang Biyulin: Tatlong Kwento Ni Lola Basyang as Outstanding Lead Male Performance in Modern Dance and Romeo and Juliet as Outstanding Male Featured Performance in Classical Dance.

Philstage also gave The Natatanging Gawad Buhay Awards for lifetime achievement this year to two legends of the Philippine performing arts - actress Celia Diaz-Laurel and former Ballet Philippines Artistic Director Alice Reyes.

Here are my tweets during my live covarage for the event:























































































































Philstage is the only alliance of professional performing arts organizations in the Philippines. Its members include 9 Works Theatrical, Actor's Actors Inc., Ballet Manila, Ballet Philippines, Full House (Resorts World Manila), Gantimpala Theater Foundation, PETA, Philippine Ballet Theater, Philippine Opera Company, Repertory Philippines, Red Turnip Theater, Stages, Tanghalang Pilipino and Trumpets.

It has been a great year for performing arts this season and looking forward to more creative and colorful productions in the coming season.



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