|“… kagiliw-giliw ang mga eksena …” BIENVENIDO LUMBERA, Ph.D, National Artist for Literature|
“The show dazzled the audience …” CHRISTINE GODINEZ-ORTEGA, Poet and Critic, The Philippine Daily Inquirer full review
“… gintong klasika na kontemporaryong sagot ng Lanao kay Homer.” BAYANI SANTOS, JR., Journalist, MLQU Professor and Tanglaw spokesperson
“… Fantastic!!! … certainly another feather to the IPAG cap and another innovative contribution to Mindanawon dramaturgy! …” BRO. KARL GASPAR, Pioneer Mindanao Dramaturg, Cultural Worker, and Artist
Sixty thousand audiences, including two large-crowd advocacies, witnessed the 60-plus performances nationwide of the MSU-IIT Integrated Performing Arts Guild. IPAG continued to journey the islands with this season’s 4 full-feature productions and new showcases.
Even as favorites Tales From Mindanao and Tatlo Sa Isa continued to excite large audiences, good notices have come in for its landmark musical Ranaw: Isang Alamat in a 25-show run including features for the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Ruby year.
Innovative theatre perked the audiences up as IPAG translated poetry in its season cap, Tula Tugma sa Sayaw at Dula, an 11-show run in Iligan City this March. Tula is next season’s road tour offering, among others.
The Earth Hour simulcast countdown in Cagayan de Oro City last March 28 featured the IPAG. The Guild also performed in a mammoth Truthfest rally at the Rajah Solaiman Theater in Manila last year.
Presenting the IPAG this season are the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Super Ferry, Pioneer Insurance and Surety Corporation, and the MSU-IIT.