[Blueboard] Labaw Donggon: One Big Fight for Artistic Creativity!

mvilches at ateneo.edu mvilches at ateneo.edu
Mon Feb 11 14:58:03 PHT 2013

Dear Friends,

If you haven't watched it, your usual cry for One Big Fight has not  
yet reached epic proportions! :)

Labaw Donggon, a Hiligaynon epic, may just remain a reference material  
in the Filipiniana sections of libraries - studied by scholars but  
unnoticed by many. But with ENTABLADOS's play Labaw Donggon:  An Banog  
ng Sanlibutan, Nicanor Tiongson's musical adaptation of this epic, it  
is all for us to watch and enjoy - bringing home with us, after the  
show, a 'fly high' feeling about being Filipino.

We talk a lot about promoting love of our own, love of country, love  
of our Filipino cultural tradition.  For a couple of hours only, here  
is one that tells about aspects of that culture in a more engaging  
manner - with color
and music and agility - than a week's lecture could!  This  
one-of-a-kind Ateneo production is also a testament to Atenean  
artistic creativity:  Gino Gonzales' genius for the outdoor set and  
amazing costume designs; Jerry Respeto's masterful directing, Jemma  
Pamintuan's enchanting music; stage artists' (students, alumni,  
faculty) wonderful acting, dancing, singing - great, great talents!

Labaw Donggon is about us:  our aspirations for happiness; our  
adventures toward it; our quest for greater self knowledge.

A must watch! Catch Labaw Donggon till February 16 at Cervini Field.   
Fly Higher! One Big Fight for Artistic Creativity!


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Dean, School of Humanities
Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights 1108, Quezon City, Philippines
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