Apr 07
AWF SUMMER WORKSHOPS by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Fri, Apr 7, 2006

The Actors Workshop Foundation will hold two workshops this summer and are enjoining interested parties to enroll at the AWF office at the Film Academy of the Philippines, Octoarts building, Panay avenue, Quezon City (just behind National Book Store).

A workshop on the craft of acting (for 14 years old and up) will start on April 22 while a workshop on children’s improvisation (for children 7 to 13 years old) will start on April 17. The craft workshop entails a P7,000 enrolment fee while the children’s improvisation workshop has a P5,000 enrolment fee. Fifty percent of the fee will be paid upon enrolment with the balance paid after the first half of the schedule.

Hereunder are the schedules for both workshops which will be at Mowelfund::

CRAFT (14 Years old and up)

Two possible schedules: for weekends (Saturdays and Sundays)
April 22, 23, 29, 30
May 6,7,13,14,20,21

or for weekdays (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)
April 24, 26, 28
May 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 & 15

TIME: 1-7 P.M
VENUE: MOWELFUND

CHILDREN’S IMPROVISATION (7-13 years old)

One schedule only
April 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25 & 27

TIME: 1-5 P.M.
VENUE: MOWELFUND

For further inquiries, please contact tel. no. 412-2576 or cellphone 0919-4632317.

Meanwhile, The Four Faces of Woman, a dance-exhibit celebrating women and spirit being mounted by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will run up to Friday, April 21 at the NCCA Gallery at 633 General Luna st., Intramuros, Manila.

The exhibit officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday, April 6. Former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, NCCA Executive Director Cecile Guidote-Alvarez and other participating women artists graced the opening.

The Dance-Exhibit is a collaboration of four women dancers and four visual artists led by its project director, Rina Angela Corpus, faculty member of the UP Arts Studies department. It also involves a multi-media presentation using dance pieces and visual arts.

Corpus said: “The dance-exhibit speaks of women’s collective experience in the history of humanity, and celebrates the value of the feminine principle, as it has touched the story of every human soul, whether woman or man.”

Aside fdrom Corpus, other featured women dancers/choreographers in the exhibition include Christine Maranan Novales, associate artistic director of Airdance; Judell de Guzman, ballet and modern dance instructor of the Perry Sevidal Ballet ; and Marilyn Canta, chairperson of the UP Art Studies Department.

Featured visual artists are Brenda Fajardo, contemporary visual artist, cultural researcher, and educator, and Professor Emeritus of Art Studies at UP; Dita Sandico-Ong, visual artist and Ten Oustanding Women in the Nation’s Service (TOWNS) awardee in 2005; Tita Lim, professional creative photographer and teacher at De La Salle University in Dasmariñas, Cavite; and Alma Quinto, president of KASIBULAN (Kababaihan sa Sining at Bagong Sibol ng Kamalayan.

The narration and vocals were done by Tina Diaz, a professional singer and composer who released an album produced by Eternity Ink-Australia entitled Highway One in 2005.

The dance-exhibit is being organized by the Anthrosophia Wellness Foundation, Inc., in cooperation with the NCCA, Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts, and UP College of Arts and Letters.

The exhibit is open to the public for free. For details, please contact the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office at 527-5529.

Meanwhile, the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, in cooperation with the Lopez Memorial Museum will present the fourth part of a series called Stories about Preserving Cultural Heritage from 2 to 4 o’clock p.m. at the Lopez Memorial Museum on Saturday, April 22. Prof Felipe Jocano, Jr. of the Department of Anthropology of UP will talk about the decors/designs and other items associated with fiestas and their significance.