Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Bohol theater groups 
To stage play at CCP 
Rey Anthony H. Chiu 

CORTES, Bohol, November 3, 2012 (PIA)—Cultural Collectives from Bohol: Antequera, PuntaCruz, Cortes with Teatro Bol-anon is among the six regional theater groups which highlight the 4th National Theater Festival running November 8-18 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). 

According to Lutgardo Labad, multi-award winning composer and Bohol Cultural Collectives artistic director, the provincial theater company presents “Duha ka Alimpo sa Habagat…Bohol circa 1700. 

The play is an improvisation of the tourist-catering play repertoires of Antequera Cultural Collective, Cortes Cultural Collective, Punta Cruz Cultural Collective and Lincod Cultural Collective and deals on the tumultuous history of Bohol, he added. 

Formed to engage communities in the massive task of participative development, these community theaters in Bohol initially subsist as a support to the tourism industry, but they have been credited for other crucial initiatives trained performers are giving to the communities, according to Emilia Roslinda of PROCESS, a non government organization. 

A group of about 15 performers selected from the four theater groups under the Teatro Bol-anon and Labad comprise the group to perform at the CCP, Evelyn Silva, Bohol theater production assistant for the project said. 

Billed as “Ika-apat na Tagpo, Ang Bagong Yugto:The New Act,” the even also comes as a highlight of the theater festival which also feature plays, fora, conferences, group dynamics: all for the further enrichment of the Philippine theater from the communities to international stages. 

Also presenting with Bohol are the Integrated Performing Arts Guild of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology with a musical called “Uwahig” a pro-environment statement woven in the age-old Bukidnon water legend and the Mindanawon Indarapatra epic. 

Sining Kabpapagariya of Mindanao State University in General Santos City, presents “Dula Ta,” a play on the conflicts of war in the eyes of children, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer report. 

Xavier University’s Stage also mounts “Isa Pang Kiwing,” a play on betrayal of trust of confidence conditioned o tradition, power hunger and gender. 

From Negros, Kanlaon Theater Guild present’s “Circulo,” and the sole entry form Luzon is Basaoain Kilinangan Ensemble’s musical called “Kakarong.” 

For the Bohol group, rehearsals have been staged starting Saturday at the Abatan Main Village Center in Cortes to be able to creatively sew a storyline from the various theater repertoires of the leading five companies in Bohol, Labad said. (30/hd)

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