(The following is a Press Release)
The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) Theater Center flips the cliché “all the world’s a stage” through its latest offerings in its 47th season. This ever-evolving art hub in the heart of Quezon City becomes ‘a stage to all the world’, hosting performances from Japan, Britain and even Finland in the latter half of this year.
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING
In partnership with British Council Manila, the PETA Theater Center presents English artist Daniel Bye’s The Price of Everything this July 10 at the PETA Studios. Profound, provocative and definitely funny, Bye becomes the proverbial gadfly through this one-man ‘special performance lecture’, which combines stand-up comedy, satire and storytelling.
With support from Japan Foundation Manila, Dora Company’s Ayanasu (Woven) shows back to back with PETA’s dance theater piece entitled Strong Boy, Deaf Boy and a Girl in an Abaya on July 26, with shows at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM at the PETA PHINMA Theater. Both pieces are non-verbal performances depicting the shared experiences of both nations in coping with natural calamities.
THERE WE HAVE BEEN
The British Council partners with the PETA Theater Center a second time to present the dance performance There We Have Been, from British choreographer James Cousins, showing on October 9-10 at the PETA-PHINMA Theater. This haunting movement piece is inspired by Japanese author Haruki Murakami’s novel, Norwegian Wood.
On November 14-16 and 21-23, performers from Finland treat the whole family to a very unique magic show. Wally Watthead and his Lost Glow, written and directed by Janine Raudaskoski and Sami Rannila, features magic transformations as lead character Wally the Lightbulb shrinks, levitates and Local artists and theater enthusiasts are also invited to join workshops accompanying these performances. On July 11, Daniel Bye will give a workshop on techniques in creating solo performances rooted in the performers own advocacies. On July 27, the Dora Company offers a workshop on theater
This line up of special international events at the PETA Theater Center aligns with PETA’s intent to open Filipino audiences’ theater to wealth of creative connectedness our local and global theater communities have to offer.
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