Catch an Improv Show, Arts Bazaar + More at the BGC Arts Center Festival
It's happening on June 10 and 11.
(SPOT.ph) For the second time in 2017, the new BGC Arts Center will be filled with people wanting to see and experience what the local performing arts scene has to offer. The two-day BGC Arts Center Festival, which will be held on June 10 and 11, has been dubbed "BGC Loves Local" in celebration of Philippine Independence Day.
It is aptly themed "Revealing the Beauty and Reach of Homegrown Talent and Creativity" and puts the spotlight on a number of original plays, dance performances, children's theater, improv acts, and storytelling sessions. Indie music sessions and street dance are also part of the repertoire. We round up 10 shows that are worth watching.
Join artists Hayme Vincent and Venus Mar in an outdoor live art performance. Don't worry about spilling paint on yourself; PaINt$tAcÜLaR! aprons will be distributed.
PaINt$tAcÜLaR! is on June 10 and 11, from 9 a.m. onwards at the Alveo Central Plaza. Tickets, priced at P200, are available through Ticketworld.
Naameng Ak Gamin!
Translated as Kuripot Kasi Ako!, Naameng Ak Gamin! explains the well-known Ilocano trait of being kuripot (stingy) and why this is not such a bad thing.
Naameng Ak Gamin! is on June 10, 4:30 p.m. at the Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall. Tickets, priced at P350, are available through Ticketworld.
SPIT, or Silly People's Improv Theater, will feature a special Independence Day presentation that playfully asks: "I Bago Bayan o Bayan Bago I?" The company describes itself as the "grand old ma'am/sir of Philippine improv groups," and the upcoming performance will prove why.
Indi'Sarswela is on June 10, 7 p.m. at the Zobel De Ayala Recital Hall. Tickets, priced at P350, are available through Ticketworld.
Passages: Dance Artists in Flight
Passages is a ballet duet created by Ballet Philippines Principal Dancer Jean Marc Cordero. It tells the story of dancers and choreographers coming from different paths.
Passages: Dance Artists in Flight is on June 11, 10 a.m. at the Globe Auditorium. Tickets, priced at P350, are available through Ticketworld.
Illustrating History for Children
Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (a.k.a. Ang INK), which illustrated some of Adarna House's Bayani books, will hold an artists' talk on drawing for children's stories. Joza Nada, Aldy Aguirre, Domz Agsaway, and Aaron Asis are part of the panel.
Illustrating History for Children is on June 11, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Exhibit Hall. Tickets, priced at P500, are available through Ticketworld.
Only We Know
This one-night-only production gives you a long list of performances: poetry readings, storytelling, mime, monologues, and a one-act play all with the theme of siblinghood. Featured artists are Vanya Castor, Jason Dawis, Patricia Liongson, Snow Toledo, Jearon Sepacio, Andrei Ayson, Chiara Cataran, Bea Ramos, Paolo Tunay, and Gracielle So.
Only We Know is on June 10, 2 p.m. at the Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall. Tickets, priced at P350, are available through Ticketworld.
Yugto Theater Ensemble, a group of young theater performers, presents Biyahe, the story of a joyride between three friends. Conflicts arise while they try to figure out where to go next. The featured artists are Jean Vicente, Jarred Jaicten, Haggeo Perez, and Anton Mercado.
Biyahe is on June 11, 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall. Tickets, priced at P350, are available through Ticketworld.
Word of Mouth
Remember those impromptu speeches you were forced to do for English class? Word of Mouth is just like that but more fun and inspiring. Individuals from different backgrounds share five-minute real-life stories based on the night's theme and these can either be funny or dramatic, as long as they’re creative.
Word of Mouth is on June 11, 7 p.m. at the Zobel de Ayala Recital Hall. Tickets, priced at P200, are available through Ticketworld.
Stages Sessions, a local music production featuring homegrown acts, brings to the BGC Arts Center the beats of Curtismith, classic music of Coeli, Bullet Dumas' undeniable Pinoy sound, Gio Levy's suave voice, Keiko Necesario's country music, and Tom's Story soothing jam.
Independent is on June 11, 9 to 11 p.m. at the Globe Auditorium. Tickets, priced from P300 to P750, are available through Ticketworld.
BGC Art Mart
BGC's monthly arts and crafts bazaar will join the two-day BGC Arts Center Festival. There will be paintings, sculptures, drawing, handmade jewelry, and other wearable art on sale. Drop by and support local artists.
The BGC Art Mart is on June 10 and 11, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the façade of the Maybank Performing Arts Theater.
The BGC Arts Center Festival is on June 10 and 11 in various venues of the BGC Arts Center, 26th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City. For more information, visit BGC Arts Center on Facebook.