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The Exemplars

“Ballet Philippines revived five pieces from their seventies repertoire to signify the beginning of a requiem leading to their golden anniversary in 2019.”

Sakuntala

“It was an impressive undertaking for Joey Ting-led Art Theatre Manila to have staged a production of such magnitude as a portion of the Mahabharata for its debut.”

“‘Fly Me To The Moon’ is about the vicious cycle of social oppression, where love – in this case – cannot conquer all.”

“Tanghalang Pilipino brings back this American classic to serve as a warning and with Dennis Marasigan’s clear-eyed direction and Jerry Respeto’s lucid and potent translation, the message is quite clear.”

Swan Lake

This production is an illustration of how the seemingly effortless grace of ballet dancers is anchored on exacting technical precision.

This production conflates nostalgia and the material’s core politics to create a fresh and arresting take on an old favorite.

Just like the crossing between realms, this sequel takes its audience to a stylistically-different dimension.

Tony Mabesa directs both “Fathers & Sons” and the Jose F. Lacaba and Virgilio Almario translation, “Mga Ama, Mga Anak”, with a directness that allows Joaquin’s resonant words to bear new relevance decades after its writing.