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Arts & Culture (11/03/21)

Heirloom showcases dance performances in online concert

HEIRLOOM, an online mini dance concert, celebrates the bond between creative dancers and the interconnections of art and dance as a passed-on heritage, on Nov. 6. The virtual showcase features a series of special performances with the goal of inspiring the next generation. They reveal the motivation, creative process, and meaning behind their respective pieces. Produced by Benilde Experimental Dance Company (BED) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Heirloom was organized by the graduating batch of the Dance Program under the guidance of BED Artistic Director Christine Crame and Dance Program Chairperson Nina Anonas. The show hosts numbers from budding dance students Marie Erika Grace Arandez, Daniella Bondoc, Michaella Carreon, Florencio De Guzman IV, Stella Mee Estriber, Eduardson Evangelio, Emmerson Evangelio, Michelle Katherine Miranda and Rochelle Marian Santiano. Guest artists include Ronelson Yadao, Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Professional Dance Support Program grantee, choreographer, and modern dance ballet master; and Denise Parungao-Phillips, Luva Adameit Awardee at the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and Ballet Philippines principal dancer. Completing the roster are Carlos Serrano III, Team Elite director and Team Package Makers 2020 Choreographer of the Year; Monica Gana, CCP Dance Workshop artist and educator; and Elijah Mendoza, professional performer and creative collaborator. Heirloom is open to the public and will go live on Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at P150 each. Register at https://forms.gle/B6RNm4ELtWQTQBkV8. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/BenildeExDance.

Literature webinar on women authors

ON THE occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Italian writer and Nobel Prize Winner, Grazia Deledda, the Embassy of Italy in Manila, the National Library of the Philippines, the Philippine Italian Association, the Ateneo de Manila University, and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, are hosting a literature webinar on Grazia Deledda, from Sardinia, Italy, and Madgalena Jalandoni, from Iloilo, Philippines. The webinar, titled “Women Writing on the Margins,” will focus on the lives and works of the two women writers and parallels on the main themes that cross their works: women and society, self and country, identity and traditions, language and history, center and the margins. It will be held on Nov. 22, at 3:30 p.m. (Manila time), and will feature two presentations by Stefania Lucamante, Professor of Italian Contemporary Literature at the University of Cagliari, in Sardinia, and Alice Gonzalez, award-winning fictionist and faculty member at UP Visayas, followed by an open forum moderated by the Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices. To register, visit https://bit.ly/NLPPIAWWM. 

Artbooks.ph accepting consignments

ARTBOOKS.PH is accepting consignments for art, culture, and history-related books, zines, postcards, posters (old and new) from non-publishers. Artbooks will assist in selling the titles online at their physical store at Pioneer Studios, 123 Pioneer St., Mandaluyong City. For inquiries and details, visit artbooks.ph | Facebook, contact 8632-7683, or e-mail infor@artbook.ph.

Artist dedicates art series to a lost loved one

ARTIST Ed Lorenzo’s recent work collection is a celebration of the life of a lost loved one and the sweet sorrow that fuels his passion moving forward. Mr. Lorenzo stopped creating art for two years after he lost his father in 2019, followed by the death of his closest brother due to an autoimmune disease in 2020. These events led Mr. Lorenzo to put everything away and shelve all his works. Recently, he found the courage to continue making art. “‘Di Magmaliw,” the name of his series, is a Tagalog term that means “not to forget.” Using colors that are sometimes monochromatic, analogous, or complementary, Mr. Lorenzo accentuates his works with a mix of other mediums to depict flow and movement matched with concentric circles and round textures in gold and bronze. To order a customized piece, contact Ed Lorenzo on Instagram at @thelorenzosart or e-mail at lorenzosart@icloud.com.