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Italian Cinema from Venice to Manila, an Italian film festival featuring selections of movies from the Venice International Film Festival, hosted a seminar-workshop headlined by award-winning Italian soundtrack and score composer Franco Eco. Eco, who shared the composition and significance of music in films among young student-artists at the School …

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‘Met Opera in HD’ opens 6th season with ‘Die Zauberflöte’

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines, the Metropolitan Opera of New York, and the Filipinas Opera Society Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with the Ayala Mall Cinemas, opens the sixth season of the Met Opera in HD with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)” on January 8, 2019. Featuring …

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NCCA announces 2018 Composers’ Prize winners

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in line with its mission to “encourage the continuing development of a pluralistic culture by the people themselves,” created the opportunity to have a direct hand in the development and enrichment of the genres in Philippine music literature through the Composers’ …

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The integration of everyday movements to dance

What qualifies for a dance step? Can everyday movements be presented as formal choreography? These questions were answered when Ani ng Dangal awardee Olivia Bugayong took the stage for her presentation “sa•yaw.” A dance project she directed and choreographed, Bugayong noted through personal interviews and vignettes that “sa•yaw” looks at …

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Not your usual ambassador: Olša’s Filipino friends speak

THERE is no question that outgoing Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jaroslav Olša, Jr. made a tremendous personal impact on many Filipinos. This is especially true for the Filipino authors and publishers with whom he collaborated on several book projects during his four-and-a-half stint in the country. Here are what …

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Linking states through stories

CIVIL. Conventional. Formal. Inscrutable. Reserved. We often think of these qualities as associated with diplomats. It is hard not to, since we always see them display these traits in public, be it at meetings with local officials, at parties or at program launches. True, their profession requires that they present …

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Poets in Position

Award-winning poets and editors Dr. Gemino H. Abad and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta (seated, third and fourth from left) pose with other poets and their supporters during the launch of the two-volume poetry anthology The Achieve of, the Mastery at De La Salle University (DLSU) in Manila on December 5. In photo …

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Prognosticating Pantoum

When houses will be emptied of life, before Anyone could speak of the beached whale, Listen first to the birds, the muted cries next door, And the missing cloaked in rubble or in jail. Anyone could speak of the beached whale, The wildfires, the rising waters, the tyrannies And the …

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National poetry seminar held at Cultural Center

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), in partnership with the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas (Umpil), respected poets’ organization Linangan sa Imahen, Retorika at Anyo (LIRA) and science-and-technology company Merck Inc., conducted a national poetry seminar at the CCP’s Silangan Hall in Pasay City on Saturday. Seminar lecturers …

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‘River Bodies’: A darkly rich family drama

AUTHOR Karen Katchur launches her new Northampton County series with a darkly rich family drama about a young woman reconciling her childhood with the adult she has become. River Bodies (Thomas & Mercer; 2018) centers on veterinarian Becca Kingsley, who is forced to return to her hometown because her estranged …

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