•2016 Cinemalaya short feature finalists •Master Pieces back at CCP

LIVE FEED - Bibsy M. Carballo (The Philippine Star) - May 19, 2016 - 12:00am

The Cinemalaya Foundation has announced the finalists for the Short Feature category of the 2016 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and Competition.

The 10 finalists are Butas by Richard Cawed, Fish Out of Water by Ramon Alberto Garilao, Ang Maangas, Ang Marikit and Ang Makata by Jose Ibarra Guballa, Bugtaw by Noah del Rosario, Pektus by Isabel Maria Luz Quesada, Nakauwi Na by John Relano, Ang Hapon Ni Nanding by Rommel Tolentino, Mansyong Papel by Ogos Aznar, Get Certified by Isaias Herrera Zantua and Forever Natin by Mary Clarence Espiritu.

The 10 films will be screened during the 2016 Cinemalaya on Aug. 5 to 14 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Ayala Cinemas in Greenbelt 3, Trinoma and UP Town Center.

The Best Short Feature will receive a prize of P150,000 and the Balanghai trophy during the Cinemalaya Awards Night on Aug. 14 at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). 

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The dance company in Augustus ‘Bam’ Damian III’s After Whom

After performing in the US, Canada, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, China and most recently, Indonesia and Korea, Ballet Philippines brings its highly-celebrated touring repertoire, Master Pieces, to the CCP Main Theater as part of Dance.MNL: The Philippine Dance Festival.

Master Pieces is a mixed bill showcasing a collection of some of Ballet Philippines’ most acclaimed works. The repertoire has garnered glowing reviews and standing ovations since it was first toured, with raves such as “a stellar display of the diversity of our culture,” “extraordinary ballet worthy of world-class audiences” and “the show has it all — atmosphere, romanticism, poetry and the indomitable Filipino spirit.”

As a testament to the company’s versatility, the works are an array of classical ballets, neo-classical works, modern and contemporary dances, and excerpts from full-length modern ballets.

The repertoire includes works by George Birkadze, William Carter, Augustus “Bam” Damian III, Tony Fabella, Alden Lugnasin, Paul Alexander Morales, Carlo Pacis and National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes.

Master Pieces will be performed at the CCP Main Theater on June 23, 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at P1,000, P800, P400 and P200.

Presented by the CCP and Ballet Philippines in cooperation with Philippine Ballet Theatre and Ballet Manila, Dance.MNL is a biennial festival focused on uniting and celebrating the Filipino dance community. Supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Manila Broadcasting Company, the inaugural festival will feature 11 performances, a two-week dance workshop and a conference gathering more than 500 dance professionals in the metropolis from June 14 to 26 at the CCP, Aliw Theater and Star Theater.

For more details, call 551-1003, or check out the event’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Dance.MNL.

(For your comments, call 571-1569, text 0917-8991835 or e-mail at bibsyfotos@yahoo.com.)

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