SINAG 2022

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TO celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the Cultural Center of the Philippines this month of September, the SINAG 2022: Light and Sound spectacle will light up the CCP façade from September 22-25, 2022. Multi-awarded lighting designer John Batalla conceptualized the outdoor light show with sound design by Jethro Joaquin. “We will interpret the three transcendentals of Truth, Goodness and Beauty paired with a soundscape of indigenous Filipino instruments, snippets of folk music and quintessential Filipino sound bites or quotable quotes from the past,” Batalla said. Batalla partnered with Joaquin to curate the soundscape or soundtrack for the show. SINAG 2022 is produced by the CCP Production Design and Technical Services Division.  The event will create a vibrant and effervescent atmosphere on the façade and its environs, the CCP PDTSD said. The show, which runs for 10 minutes, will open at 7pm on September 22 and run from September 23 to 25 at 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00p

Romance and Science in Red Turnip’s “Constellations”

JC Santos and Cris Villonco
The very recent discovery of gravitational waves can prove endless possibilities. There is more to what we see right now in our world, universe rather. What if there is life outside earth? What if we can travel through space as fast as we can travel to the toilet when we wake up? What if the future is out there in another world just waiting to happen? What if we don’t do this and we don’t do that?

There are millions of what-ifs in this universe as presented by “Constellations”. This is Red Turnip’s interpretation of Nick Payne’s masterpiece which was first shown with high praises at the Royal Court Upstairs. This love story offers different facets of realities and explores free will and the theory of relativity.
Marianne meets Roland. Or Roland meets Marianne. Or maybe they did not. He asks her out. Or she asks him out. Maybe she declined. Maybe he declined. Maybe he got married to somebody else. Maybe they got married. Maybe they did not.

Three-time Gawad Buhay winner Cris Villonco and Urian nominee JC Santos shine in this probably most exhausting acting on stage. Villonco’s skill is undeniable and Santos’ charm is breathtaking. Their chemistry is astonishing. Constellations is brilliantly directed by Rem Zamora.
Red Turnip’s “Constellations” is currently on stage at the Power Mac Center Spotlight Theater in Circuit Makati.
The Cast and Crew of Constellations.
Verdict: A. Relationship status: It’s complicated as the universe.

Words by Aga Posadas

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