Your Weekend Guide (August 23, 2019)

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Koryolab at the CCP

ON August 24 and 25, five new choreographic pieces will be premiered in Koryolab at the CCP Studio Theater at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The five new works were created by five dynamic young choreographers mentored by Gawad CCP awardee Denisa Reyes, and internationally renowned choreographer and teacher Myra Beltran. These contemporary pieces tackle memories of forgotten childhood in Sarah Samaniego’s Alala, and the unique world within the world of the malls in which we now live as shown in Mano: Fracture by Buboy Ruatico Jr. Christopher Chan’s Men-Ta-Li-Tic opens the mind to how norms hinder us from accessing truth while Buhay Pag Asa by Dingdong Selga is a painful tale of children in cramped cells. Finally, Michael Barry Que’s Suggested for you deals with the contemporary phenomenon of Instagram. Tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets. For more information, call 832-1125 local 1409.

Dancing Lessons

TWIN Bill Theater presents Mark St. Germain’s Dancing Lessons until Aug. 24 at Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati. Directed by Francis G. Matheu, the play follows Ever Montgomery, a young science professor with special needs who decides to take dancing lessons to get through an upcoming awards dinner he will host. However, his instructor, Senga, is recovering from an injury that may prevent her from dancing permanently. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Mabining Mandirigma, A Steampunk Musical

Monique Wilson plays the “sublime paralytic” in Mabining Mandirigma. — PHILSTAR/ GIAN CARLO VIZCARRA

TANGHALANG Pilipino restages Mabining Mandirigma, A Steampunk Musical about the life of hero and “sublime paralytic” Apolinario Mabini at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines until Sept. 1. The 2019 run stars Monique Wilson as Mabini. Arman Ferrer will be reprising his role as Emilio Aguinaldo, alternating with David Ezra. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).

Dani Girl

THE Sandbox Collective restages Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond’s Dani Girl at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City until Sept. 1. Directed by Toff de Venecia, the musical centers on nine-year-old Dani who sets off on a quest to find her hair and figure out the answer to the question, “Why is cancer?” She journeys with fellow warrior and best friend Marty, through lightsaber duels, game shows, and blasting off to outer space. The play stars Rebecca Coates as Dani alternating with Kyle Napuli. Luigi Quesada returns as Marty, alternating with Daniel Drilon. For inquiries, call 0956-200-4909, 586-7105 or

Rak of Aegis

THE hit Pinoy jukebox musical Rak of Aegis returns to the PETA Theater Center, with ongoing performances until Sept. 29. The show features Aegis hits such as “Halik,” “Sinta,” and “Basang-Basa sa Ulan,” to tell the tale of a perennially flooded barangay. This latest production features a mix of original cast members including Aicelle Santos and Kim Molina, Isay Alvarez-Seña and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson, Robert Seña and Renz Verano, and Kakai Bautista and Neomi Gonzales. Tickets are available through TicketWorld (, 891-9999).