Young Artists Give Life to Ancient Manobo Epic Through Dance Theater

From chanting and trance to theater and dance – some of the most promising dancers and actors of our contemporary art scene give life to the Manobo Ulahingen in Agyu: Patungo sa Paraiso.

This a dance drama brought to you by Del La Salle College of St. Benilde’s (DLS-CSB) Arts Management Program and Siklab Productions.  shows this November 26 and 27 (7:30 PM) and Nov 28-29 (3:00 PM and 7:30 PM) at the Black Box Theater, 6F DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts Building, P. Ocampo St, Taft, Manila.

With only four bodies on stage, and an almost bare bones production and music design, Buencamino attempts to stage this epic story without epic proportions.

Agyu: Patungo sa Paraiso

“We want to tell the story, not push for spectacle.”

Buencamino, a Loyola Schools Art Awardee of the Ateneo De Manila, teaches dance theater for her alma mater’s Fine Arts Program and for the Daloy Dance Company. All of 23 years old, she played the lead in musicals such as Dulaang UP’s Orozman and Zafira and Tanghalang Pilipino’s Ibalong and choreographed for Sandbox Collective’s Dani Girl and PETA’s FnL. Agyu: Patungo sa Paraiso will be her first production after returning from a 6-month New York dance theater residency with the Asian Cultural Council.

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