“Myth and Magic” in IPAG dance-theatre premiere

Hapoy  daw Wahig

The MSU-IIT Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) promises another magical experience with Hapoy daw Wahig (Fire and Water), a dance-music-film production.

The multi-media production presents the world premiere of The Exodus of Agyu adapted from the Ulahingan, the Bukidnon-Manobo epic.

With the Agyu epic, IPAG remounts Uwahig, the Indarapatra and the Bukidnon flood myths, and a dance vignette of the Earth Goddess “Gaia.”  (Uwahig represented the Philippines in two international festivals, the UNESCO International Institute Festival in Manila and the Taipei International Arts Festival.)

The plays express how Filipino lives are dominated by Myths in many ways — in the ways they view and explain their lives. Myths also give them and their communities their identities. Myths are not only about traditional tales but are about characters and events that matter in their lives.

Mise-en-scene is by Steven Patrick Fernandez with music by Fernandez (“Agyu” and “Gaia”) and the Mebuyan Peace Project (“Uwahig”). Choreography by Leilani Monterola-Fernandez, Melvin Pascubillo, and Kenn Erwin Velasquez.

IPAG is recognized for bold innovations in Philippine Theatre trailblazing well-acclaimed productions in numerous nationwide and international performances.

Hapoy goes onstage September 15, 16, and 17 (7:30 p.m.) at the MSU-IIT gym. Contact: 09167006209 or email ipagarts@yahoo.com.

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