Monthly Archives: November 2014

‘CINDERELLA’ ACCORDING TO ALICE REYES

Dance Notes ‘CINDERELLA’ ACCORDING TO ALICE REYES By Pablo A. Tariman The first magical thing about the re-staging of “Cinderella” is the stunning set and costume designs of National Artist Salvador Bernal. They set the mood for the ballet and … Continue reading

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FILIPINO CHRISTMAS ACCORDING TO BALLET MANILA

Ballet Manila’s “Nutkraker: Pasko Na Naman Muli” FILIPINO CHRISTMAS ACCORDING TO BALLET MANILA by Pablo A. Tariman Watching a Ballet Manila presentation is like entering a class in anthropology. You see people from the ruling class with their signature manners … Continue reading

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ANOTHER WELCOME VENUE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN METRO MANILA

The Theater at Solaire ANOTHER WELCOME VENUE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN METRO MANILA by Pablo A. Tariman There is a lot going for this venue called The Theater formally introduced to the public last night (November 26) at the … Continue reading

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BALLET RETURNS TO NAGA CITY AFTER FOUR YEARS

Ballet News BALLET RETURNS TO NAGA CITY AFTER FOUR YEARS by Pablo A. Tariman After an absence of four years, ballet – both classical and contemporary – made a triumphant return in Naga City Saturday night with Lisa Macuja Elizalde … Continue reading

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ACTING TOUR DE FORCE IN ‘LORNA’

Film Notes ACTING TOUR DE FORCE IN ‘LORNA’ by Pablo A. Tariman The most preferred image for a lead star in Filipino movies is one preferably both beautiful and virginal and fit to be matched with an equally good-looking matinee … Continue reading

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FINE PERFORMANCES IN ‘BAGITO’

TV Notes FINE PERFORMANCES IN ‘BAGITO’ by Pablo A. Tariman The latest teleserye replacing the slot of “Pure Love” on Channel 2 has many things going for it. It has a good story fit for a film, it has the … Continue reading

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ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE ODETTE-ODILE

View From The Wings (No. 11) ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE ODETTE-ODILE by Pablo A. Tariman Manila is extremely lucky to see Odette-Odiles of varied distinctions either in full length Swan Lake or its favorite excerpts. The supreme Odette of all time, Anna … Continue reading

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NEW NATIONAL ARTIST FOR DANCE TO PINOY: ‘GIVE ARTS A CHANCE’

View From The Wings – 10 NEW NATIONAL ARTIST FOR DANCE TO PINOY: ‘GIVE ARTS A CHANCE’ by Pablo A. Tariman Three ballet companies are all set for opening nights this month starting with Ballet Manila’s Swan Lake on November … Continue reading

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DISTINGUISHED BEETHOVEN INTERPRETER AT CCP NOVEMBER 11

View From the Wings – 9 DISTINGUISHED BEETHOVEN INTERPRETER AT CCP NOVEMBER 11 by Pablo A. Tariman Asked how he could wield magic over his audiences interpreting Beethoven sonatas, Italian pianist Christian Leotta said here there are no special formulas … Continue reading

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MENESES, ARAUJO SHINE IN ‘LA BOHEME’

View from the Wings – 8 MENESES, ARAUJO SHINE IN ‘LA BOHEME’ by Pablo A. Tariman The good thing about the latest Manila staging of La Boheme is that it was presented by a group (MusicArtes) who never gives up … Continue reading

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