IPAG magic enchants Bicol, Iligan

Cheering fans, wild applause, and standing ovations greeted the encores of the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG), undoubtedly one of Philippine Theatre’s most exciting acts today.

IPAG cruised through the cities of Legaspi, Naga, and the town of Nabua, all in the Bicol region, performing the world-acclaimed “Tales From Mindanao” dance saga and its sequel “Tatlo Sa Isa,” narratives of Mindanao tales using Philippine indigenous idioms.

The Bicol road show, IPAG’s fifth in this province for Philippine Theatre’s most travelled repertory company of perhaps the most-performed dance production today, drew standing-room-only audiences in six performances at the Legaspi Astrodome (Dec. 2), Cam Sur Polytechnic College (Dec. 3), and the Ateneo de Naga (Dec. 5).

The Bicol shows came at the heels of three similarly well-applauded full houses at the large MSU-IIT gymnasium in Iligan City in Nov. 29 and 30.

IPAG shows average 50,000 audiences of about 50 performances every season around the country and abroad. “Tales” has been performed in over a hundred cities worldwide and will soon embark on international projects with the Philippine Government. (Photo credits: Potpot Pinili and Ronald Salazar)

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