Culture Magazine

Sintang Dalisay, a North-South Intercultural Production, from Tanghalang Ateneo This July

By Gibbs22manila @gibbscadiz
Sintang Dalisay, a North-South intercultural production, from Tanghalang Ateneo this July
Last May, two dancers and two musicians from Tabawan, South Ubian, Tawi-Tawi province visited the Ateneo de Manila University to teach theater students the “igal,” the traditional dance of the Sama, and play native musical instruments.
The six-day workshop, entitled “The Igal of the Sama-Bajau,” held from May 16-21, launched the Traditional Performing Arts Series of the Ateneo’s Fine Arts Program and was done in cooperation with Tanghalang Ateneo. The series seeks out ways to fuse traditional and modern performance styles for intercultural theater projects.
The workshop served as a prelude to Tanghalang Ateneo’s 33rd season opener, “Sintang Dalisay,” where the “igal” will be deployed as the movement motif and the sama music as the core of the play’s musical repertoire. The intercultural production, a collaboration of traditional dancers from the South and urban theater practitioners from the North, also between Muslim and Christian artists, will open on the third week of July at the Rizal Mini-Theater, Loyola Schools.
Sintang Dalisay, a North-South intercultural production, from Tanghalang Ateneo this July
The four “master teachers” included Calsum Telso, an elementary school English teacher who teaches igal to children in the community; Abdul Said K. Hailaya, who was voted the Best Male Dancer in an event called Pesta Igal held at the UP Asian Studies Center last year, besting dancers from Malaysia and other parts of Sulu (he is also a renowned costume maker in Tabawan, eagerly sought out by residents for clothes to be used for dances and formal occasions); and musicians Nur Perong and Dalino Kamamihare, who devoted much of their time teaching the students to play the kulintang, the gongs and the drums.
“Sintang Dalisay's” direction will be by Dr. Ricardo Abad, choreography by Dr. Matthew Santamaria and production design by National Artist for Theater Design Salvador Bernal.
“Sintang Dalisay” opens on the third week of July at the Rizal Mini-Theater, Loyola Schools. For more information, contact Regina Aquitaña at 0915-1129301.

Sintang Dalisay, a North-South intercultural production, from Tanghalang Ateneo this July
[Photos by Paolo Maddela, text by Eunice Rodriguez]

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Video: SalomonTV Takes Us on a Dream Trip to Nepal

    Video: SalomonTV Takes Dream Trip Nepal

    If you could go on a dream trip, where would it be? For trail runner Tyler Courville, it would be a visit to Nepal to go running with National Geographic... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • 5 Ice Cream Shops Keeping Chicago Cool This Summer

    Cream Shops Keeping Chicago Cool This Summer

    There’s no better sweet treat during summertime than ice cream. When the sun is out and temperatures climb higher, warm desserts just can’t compete. Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Urbanmatter Chicago
    TRAVEL
  • Coqui Coqui Residences

    Coqui Residences

    The chill and laid back subtle bohemian modern rustic elegance of the Coqui Coqui residences is undoubtedly the best way to drift away on a hectic Tuesday... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Myparadissi
    HOME, INTERIOR DESIGN
  • First Look: Christian Actress Meagan Good In Election Night Romance

    First Look: Christian Actress Meagan Good Election Night Romance

    ChristianNews We have the first look pics of Christian actress Meagan Good in an election night romance drama starring opposite Omari Hardwick. Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Firstladyb
    SPIRITUALITY
  • Sedo Weekly Sales Led by Leem.com

    Sedo released their weekly sales and Leem.com was the top sale at $30,000. OnlyYou.com sold for $27,000. Songs and movies have both been titled Only You, so thi... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Worldwide
    BUSINESS, TECH
  • Combining Posts

    Combining Posts

    Due to illness (not mine) it's been a while since I've been out either on the patch or further afield, today I finally made it out for a morning stroll around... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Ashley Crombet-Beolens
    ENVIRONMENT
  • Sir Roger Moore – Always Living in the Fast Lane…

    Roger Moore Always Living Fast Lane…

    Today at the age of 89 years, the film actor and former "James Bond", Sir Roger Moore passed away, after a short battle with cancer. He was the longest serving... Read more

    The 23 May 2017 by   Solarisastro
    BODY, MIND, SPIRIT, SPIRITUALITY

Magazine