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

Sintang Dalisay, Another Gem in Philippine Theater.

Jamila and Rashiddin. (Photo by Trixie Dauz)
So glad to watch this gem-in-the-making production of Tanghalang Ateneo with Ateneo Fine Arts, Sintang Dalisay. This is in commemoration of Shakespeare’s 400th Death Anniversary that gives you total makeover of well-loved classic, Romeo And Juliet.

Directed by Ricardo Abad, Sintang Dalisay was first staged in 2011. Since then, it was shown to many International festivals and won numerous local citations such as Best Project in 2011 by Ateneo’s Council of Activities and Aliw Award for Best Production in 2012.
Photo by Trixie Dauz
Sintang Dalisay is based on the metrical romance poem “Ang Sintang Dalisay ni Julieta At Romeo” by GD Roke and Rolando S. Tinio, that sets the star-crossed lovers in a Muslim town in the Philippines. It has live authentic Muslim music and dances that make it stand out among the theatre plays that I’ve seen this year.
Photo by Trixie Dauz
I did watch it my Muslim friend Alex Datu who told me that they did the right rhythm of dancing and executing those featured Maranao and Tausog dances. Playing Jamila is Natasha Tanada and Kalil Almonte is Rashiddin who you will love. It was the most tiring acting while singing and dancing performance I’ve witnessed so far.

Sintang Dalisay will have a rerun by 2017 but no dates yet. 

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