Monday, September 30, 2013

Dramarama: Boholano Drama is Alive!

Dulaang Kalinangan's version of ang Ang Unang Aswang by Palanca-award-winning playwright Rody Vera.
Drama is alive.

And kicking. It’s laughing, scoffing, weeping and wailing, screaming, growling, making jokes, laughing at its own jokes, staggers while doing it. 

Drama is so alive it’s making drama about it -- it is spitting expletives, yelling out superlatives, then stares at you, with piercing, smoldering eyes. 

(Fade light. Cue smoke effect.)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

SidlaKasilak 2013: A Vision of Delight

Loon's SidlaKasilak Festival is the only evening street dancing event in Bohol.
Friday evening’s Street Dancing and Dance of Lights Competition in Loon put the light in delight as flickering lights danced in rhythm divine – a tribute to the town’s Nuestra Señora de Luz, whose feast day is celebrated today, the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The highlight of SidlaKasilak, Loon’s 10-day Festival of Lights in Honor of Our Lady of Light, the Street Dancing and Dance of Lights Competition is a nod to the past religious processions in Loon where the faithful would light candles in colorful hand-held lanterns or parow (parol). The Dance of Lights, whose contest criteria revolve solely on the lights (lantern design, lights movement and synchronization, etc.), is the only evening street dancing event in Bohol.

Monday, September 2, 2013

BIM 2013: On A Runner’s High

Days after the first ever international marathon event in Bohol, the finishers are still on a runner’s high.

That “state of euphoria and pure bliss either during or after a run”, you can read them still in the many exclamatory Facebook posts, tweets, blogs of the runners of the Bohol International Marathon (BIM) 2013 on August 25, 2013 in Panglao Island.