Feb. 5 (Tues), 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m., MSU-IIT Mini Theatre, Iligan City
Feb. 9 (Sat), 7 p.m., Bethel Theatre, Dumaguete City
Feb. 14 (Thurs), 3 p.m., 7 p.m., Civic Center, Liceo University, Cag. De Oro
MSU-IIT Arts Month Festival
Feb. 28 (Mon), MSU-IIT, Iligan City
Keeping in spirit with the Arts Month theme of “imadyinICON: Mga Imahen Ng Harayang Filipino,” the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) pins the limelight on Philippine cultural icons in its show sorties in the Southern Philippines.
Icons of Literature are the subjects of IPAG’s “SugaTula,” featured performance in the 2013 Taboan, Philippine Literary Festival in Dumaguete City on Feb. 9 at the Bethel Hotel.
The performance culminates 3 days of conferences, performances, and camaraderie (Feb. 7 -9) among the literati in this annual gathering of the biggest names in Philippine Literature, among these keynote speaker Resil Mojares and National Artists Rio Alma, Bienvenido Lumbera, and F. Sionil Jose. Professor Christine Godinez-Ortega of the MSU-IIT English Department and Vice Chair of the NCCA National Committee on Literature is the Festival Director.
“SugaTula” warms up with pick-up performances on Feb. 5 (Wed, at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. shows), at the Mini-Theatre in the MSU-IIT, Iligan City.
For Tanghal Mindanao set Feb. 13-15 in Cagayan de Oro City. IPAG offers “EpICON,” dance-music vignettes of epic heroes Agyu, Bantugan, arch-enemy Salindagaw, Arkat-a-Lawanen, and the classical earth goddess Gaia. “EpICON” performed in IPAG’s signature dance-theatre drawing from the epics of Mindanao and translating the mythical qualities of these folk stories in multi-media goes onstage Feb. 14 at the Liceo University.
IPAG caps Arts Month joining other resident groups of the Institute in a campus-based celebration in Feb. 28 at the MSU-IIT.
(photo credits: Kimo Laylo, Dan Capistrano, TNUA, Jez Orbe, Ronald Salazar, Bong Aniceto)