Musical comedy we will Rock You comes to Manila
THE MUSIC we will Rock You will be coming to Manila from October 27 to November 20, with performances at the new Samsung Performing Arts Theater at Circuit Makati. The new, revamped production is directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston. we will Rock You follows two revolutionaries as they attempt to save rock ‘n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world. At a time when algorithms predict our every preference, we will Rock You is a hymn to individuality. “The original production has been seen by over 16 million people worldwide. We can’t think of a better title to return to after such a long intermission – and there’s no better place to kick off the show than the Philippines. We know Filipino audiences love Queen and Queen music,” said the CEO of GMG Productions and we will Rock You said producer Carlos Candal in a statement. The production features 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, including “Under Pressure”, “We Are the Champions”, “Radio Ga Ga”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “Another One Bites the Dust” and “We Will Rock You”. we will Rock You is produced by Selladoor Worldwide, Carlos Candal, Gavin Kalin Productions, Limelight Productions and ShowTime Management South Africa. GMG newsletter subscribers get exclusive offers available June 1st (visit www.gmg-productions.com/manilla). Three Prize Tuesdays offer theatergoers a single prize per tier of the new Samsung Performing Arts Theater. Ticket prices will start at P1,800 with a special ticket offer for Tuesdays at P1,000. Tickets will go on sale June 6 on ticketworld.com.ph or 8891-9999.
The M pays tribute to National Artist Larry Alcala
AT THE HEIGHT OF his career, Larry Alcala was a part of every Filipino’s life with his slice-of-life cartoons. The common and endearing subjects and scenes portrayed by Alcala are an appropriate celebration and offering for National Heritage Month, with its themePamanang Lokal: Binhi ng Kulturang Pilipino.” The exhibition “Larry Alcala: Slices of life, spirit and humor” open at the SMX Convention Center Aura in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on May 31. The exhibition features a collection of archival reproductions of Alcala’s works alongside drawing, print and digital media works by selected artists influenced by Larry Alcala, including members of the Ang Illustrador organization Ng Kabataan (INK), which is thriving to this day. The exhibition at SMX Aura is complemented by M’s educational and public programs from June to July: a participatory project M Collab, inviting participants aged 18 to 25 to share digital art contributions “à la Alcala” online . An online conversation, M Art Inspires on June 4 will feature insights and stories from the illustrator and UP teacher Ruben “Totet” de Jesus, visual artist-illustrator Aldy Aguirre and writer-speaker Carl Javier. At the end of June, young artists will be invited to join the M Online Studio Studies workshop, storytelling through comics and illustration with visual artist-draughtsman Manix Abrera. “Larry Alcala: Slices of Life, Mind and Humor” will be on view until June 6 at Function Hall 1, SMX Convention Center Aura, SM Aura Premier, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For more information, send an e-mail to [email protected]
ArtistSpace presents the personal exhibition of Katrina Cuenca
“THROUGH The Looking Glass”, a solo exhibition of works by Katrina Cuenca continues until June 13 at the Ayala Museum SpaceArtist. The multi-sensory exhibition, curated by the Pinto Art Museum, highlights the artist’s commitment not to describing the world, but to creating another magical realm for it. Referring to Lewis Carroll’s literary masterpiece, on the other side of the mirror offers a more subtle introduction to phantasmagoria in which the viewer, just like Alice, can frolic and take it all in: sculptural biomorphic forms appearing to waver and ripple, paintings responding to light in myriad ways, flashes of projection swimming across gallery walls, and a scent in the air evoking the memory of a garden full of flowers as soft music plays in the background. By appealing to all of the viewer’s senses, Cuenca envisions a portal that is both respite and escape through which anyone can enter. The Ayala Museum is located at the corner of Makati Avenue and De la Rosa Street in Greenbelt Park, Makati.
NCCA Composition Award Deadline Extended
THE NATIONAL Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has extended the deadline for submitting scores for the 2022 NCCA Composition Prize until June 30. The NCCA Composition Prize is a biennial award given to deserving composers of concert hall music. The prize is open to all Filipino composers who are of legal age at the time of submission. Submitted compositions must be unreleased and unperformed until the prize is awarded. Likewise, these compositions should not have received an award from an awarding body. The categories and prizes for this year are as follows: Piano solo (P100,000); Standard Chamber Orchestra (P150,000); Full Orchestra Standard (P250,000); and symphony group (P250,000). For more information, full guidelines and registration form, visit https://ncca.gov.ph/…/2022compositionprizecallforscores/.
10 new artists in the Crimson Boracay Arts in Youth program
As part of its ongoing commitment to becoming both a world-class resort as well as a center for the arts and humanities on Boracay Island, Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay recently featured 10 young local artists currently in training as part of its Arts in Youth program. . Under the tutelage of resort general manager Patrick Manthe and artist-in-residence Eric Egualada, these young artists are encouraged to make the most of their imagination and creativity to create pieces that are both visually arresting and thought-provoking. Egualada has selected young people with advanced skills in drawing and painting. Several participants have also proven themselves in posters, portraits and simple landscapes. This batch created works using a realistic color scheme under a number of themes, including Watercolor Flowers, and was introduced to concepts such as the separation of positive and negative space in visual art, as well as the way to decompose and compose organic and geometric shapes. in colors and numbers. They also participated in a live painting activity in the Katungan Itibajai Mangrove Glade at the Bungan-Bungan Cold Spring in Aklan. Works from the second batch of Arts in Youth participants from Crimson Boracay are currently on display at the complex. Visit www.crimsonhotel.com or follow @CrimsonBoracay on Facebook and Instagram for more.
New movie about saving the world
PENGUIN Random House SEA published the book Movies to save our world by Kenneth Paul Tan. It is a critical reflection on the power of cinema to shape our collective imagination of a better future. Through in-depth analysis of over 70 popular documentaries and feature films from around the world, produced at 21st century, this book explores the theme of poverty, inequality, ecological degradation and revolutionary change, all associated with a contemporary crisis of neoliberal globalization in a world where it has become so pervasive. Profit reigns, while poverty and inequality make the political ground fertile for populist manipulation. By returning power to the people, healthier forms of populism can pave the way for progressive revolutionary change that enriches democracy and corrects social injustice. The book urges progressive filmmakers to take advantage of advances in digital technologies and collaborate, post-pandemic, with educators to develop public deliberation skills and inspire a new generation of informed and compassionate changemakers. The author, Kenneth Paul Tan, is a full professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. He teaches and conducts interdisciplinary research at the Film Academy, Department of Journalism, and Department of Government and International Studies.
Urban artist Taxa creates a mural in Hong Kong
TO CELEBRATE Johnnie Walker Blue Label’s latest gift campaign, award-winning Japanese artist Taxa has created an original mural which has been unveiled in the heart of Hong Kong on Aberdeen Street, opposite PMQ. The mural marks the launch of a limited edition gift set curated by Johnnie Walker Blue Label and glassmaker Riedel. The gift set contains two carefully selected Riedel glasses to pair with Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The striking outline of a heart is central to the mural, while within the layers of his art are symbols of Johnnie Walker’s characteristics and icons such as visual representations of flavors and aromas expressed with flowers. flowers and bees. A subtle but distinct hint of wood is also used to symbolize the casks in which the whiskey is aged, while the silhouette of a pair of faces expresses the depth of a relationship when the heart is given.