How many times have you heard the words “starving” and “artist” used together?
Too many times? Well how about the following statements:
“Go ahead and follow your dreams, but be prepared to struggle financially.”
“You have to have a backup plan.”
“Only a few super special people succeed as performers.”
Some Filipinos migrate abroad for many reasons. Although some never come back, others return to the Philippines for the sake of reconnecting with their past.
But as “Naiwala” showed viewers, an immigrant’s return to their home country doesn’t always mean fun fiestas and happy family reunions.
If you were given a chance to call shots on the ending of a show, would you watch it?
Fortunately, audience members are given this option if they watch “Yes or Yes, And!”, an improv show by the Crammers’ Collective.
What if you were born many years after a dark period in history? Would you believe the books that supposedly tell the story? Or would you believe your relatives who lived to tell the period, only to give out conflicting pieces of advice?
Over the years, spoken word has gained traction among Filipinos as an art form that exclusively dealt with heaviness, anger or sadness.
But two artistic groups seek to break society’s perception of poetry, and this show aims to prove it.
It is often said that the body has no limits.
Although it’s one thing to read about our capabilities, it’s another to see them being interpreted through dance.
“Moonlight” is a masterpiece by dancer and Daloy Dance Company’s artistic director, Ea Torrado. Ten dancers of Daloy Dance Company, namely Joy Christian Adorable, Jan Lloyd Celecio, Joemarie Cruz, Julienne Depatillo, Kennard Insigne, Jovin Lazaro, Arcelyn Lualhati, Jamie Monserrat, Jamie Paraiso, and Buboy Raquitico, will join her in this show.
As a result of Manila’s increasing interest in the creative industry over the years, more independent artists are being compelled to make a difference through their craft by becoming models of change in the ever-evolving world of creatives.
Thus, by keeping up with the demands for such change, Fringe Manila was born. Continue reading