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FOR NEW YORK-based Japanese artist Sophia Chizuco, “the circle is the most peaceful shape.” Thus her new exhibit at the Globe Art Gallery, features works that are filled with circles. Dreamscapes by Sophia Chizuco is organized by Hiraya Gallery in partnership with Globe Art Gallery. The opening reception will be on July 11, and will run until July 30, at the Globe Tower, 32nd St. corner 7th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
FOUR performers from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia, in collaboration with dramaturg Julia Hesse from Germany and director Leandro Kees from Argentina, will perform a creative and contemporary take about empathy and antipathy facing cultural differences through a non-verbal theater and dance performance, entitled The Strangers, on July 8 and 9, 6 p.m., at the Black box Theatre, School of Design and Arts, De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, Malate, Manila.
ANG APOLOGIA NI SOKRATES brings to stage the classic text in European Philosophy, written by Plato and translated from the original Greek by Roque J. Ferriols, SJ. Ateneo Philosophy teacher Jovi Miroy directs, while Aliw Awardee Ron Capinding essays the role of Socrates.
BALLET MANILA is staging one of the most thrilling classic ballets, Le Corsaire — a volatile cocktail of love, adventure, and heart-stopping action. It follows the story of Conrad and his band of pirates as they rescue harem girls from slave traders and the sleazy Sultan Pasha.
A NEW subject produced by broadcaster-journalist, poet, musician, and activist Lourd de Veyra, together with media personality, writer, composer, and sound producer Erwin Romulo will give a view on the country’s rich past, as part of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB)’s revised curriculum for its Arts Management Program.
NOW ON its 50th year, the Philippine Art Educators’ Association (PAEA), a non-government organization created to promote education through the arts and the culture in schools and other institutions, in collaboration with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), launched the National Students’ Traveling Art Exhibition themed “Buhay Katutubo,” featuring the winners of the competition, which highlighted the beauty of the country’s indigenous races.
THE TRIENNIAL APB Foundation Signature Art Prize spotlights outstanding examples of contemporary art from emerging and established artists produced over the last three years, and for this 4th edition, has expanded in scope to include Central Asia in addition to the Asia Pacific region.