Saturday, March 1, 2008

February 2008: Happy elsewhere

An embarrassing richness of plays this month, aside from one ballet and the Japanese drummers. Two of the plays were by university theater groups, and I have to say that the best of the year so far was by one of them: Dulaang U.P.'s "Orosman at Zafira." Awesome!

Skin Deep
PETA: Philippine Educational Theater Association
Written by Vincent de Jesus • Directed by Nor Domingo • Music by Lucien Letaba and Arranged by Melvin Corpin • Choreographed by Christine Crame-Santillan

Hakbang sa Hakbang
William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure"
Tanghalang Ateneo • Ateneo de Manila University
Translated and Directed by Ronan Capinding • Choreographed by Ina Luna

Repertory Philippines
Written by William Shakespeare • Directed by Ana Abad Santos-Bitong

Le Corsaire
Ballet Manila

EJ: Ang Pinagdaanang Buhay nina Evelio Javier at Edgar Jopson
Tanghalang Pilipino
Written by Ed Maranan • Directed by Chris Millado • Music by The Dawn

Wadaiko: The Drums of Japan
Ryo Shiobara and Daida
Ryo Shiobara:

Orosman at Zafira
Dulaang U.P. • University of the Philippines - Diliman and
Written by Francisco Baltazar • Directed and Choreographed by Dexter Santos • Music composed by Carol Bello

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