VVS Collective celebrates women from the countryside with pop-rap crossover “Probinsyana”

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  Promising hip-hop quartet VVS Collective pays tribute to the women of the countryside whose distinct looks, effortless grace, and captivating intelligence redefine conventional standards of beauty. On their lilting anthem “ Probinsyana ,” the rap crew delivers a romantic serenade for every ‘country’ lass who took their breath away in recent years. “ Probinsyana is a feel-good track which many Filipinos can relate to,” the group describes the appeal of their latest single. “It’s about searching and pursuing that dream girl who lives in the suburbs or the province. It expounds on the qualities of a province girl who’s simple yet has everything you’re looking for in a girl. With the thousands of islands that the Philippines has, the track will surely transcend to all Probinsyanas all over the country.” What makes it extra special is their attempt to take a stand against urbanite snobbery and Manila-centrism in a song that celebrates women of all kinds, regardless of their geogra

Ballet Philippines Presents Acclaimed Classics From 1970-1980 In The Exemplars: Amada And Other Dances.

 Ballet Philippines, the first resident company of Cultural Center of the Philippines is presenting internationally acclaimed classic repertoire from 1970 to 1980. Founded in 1969 by National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes and Eddie Elejar, is the preeminent classical and contemporary dance company in the country widely recognized today as a cornerstone of contemporary Filipino identity. " THE EXEMPLARS: Amada And Other Dances " is the second series in its quintessential 48th season which will showcase new breed of ballerinas in their long-unseen works and will be revived at the CCP Main Theater from October 20 - 22, 2017.
This production is a rare opportunity for the audience to experience Ballet Philippines' signature style and identity. Featured pieces are " Ang Sultan " (Gener Caringal), " Concertino " (Pauline Koner), " Amada " (Alice Reyes), " Valse Fantasy " (Muñeca Aponte) and " Songs Of A Wayfarer " (Norman Walker). Dancing as Amada is the most celebrated and seasoned ballerina Candice Adea who won first prize in senior women's division at the 7th Helsinki International Ballet Competition in 2012. Adea was seen in Don Quixote, The Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Snow White, The Nutcracker and Coppelia. Ronelson Yadao will be featured as hero in " Songs Of A Wayfarer " previously played by his older brother. Yadao who has a Bachelor's degree in Dance from De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde was recently seen in A Gala Celebration and 9Works Theatrical musical production of Newsies as Mush. He bagged the Gawad Buhay Award for Male Featured Performance in a Modern Dance Production in 2009. He starred in Ballet Philippines production of Ulaging, Tales Of The Manuvu, Romeo And Juliet Balcony Scene and Our Waltzes.
The Exemplars: Amada And Other Dances runs from October 20 - 22, 2017 at the CCP Main Theater Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo and on October 25, 2017 at the Globe Auditorium, Maybank Theater, BGC Arts Center. Call Ballet Philippines at (632) 551-1003, CCP Box Office at (632) 832-3704 or Ticketworld at (632) 891-9999.
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Text and Photos by Gilbert Kim Sancha. 

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