Friday, March 1, 2013

Ronald Verzo and Bebang Siy @ Art 2 Art

Lou Veloso, West End Mamas in March episodes of 'Art 2 Art'

A UK-based trio, a veteran stage, film and television performer, a ballet choreographer, a writer couple and an ecclesiastical artist complete the merry mix of guests in Art 2 Art's episodes this March.

Hosted by prima ballerina Lisa Macuja and produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company, the award-winning Art 2 Art airs every Sunday, 3:30 to 4 p.m., on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band) and on cable television via RHTV. It can also be viewed simultaneously on the Internet through DZRH Live Streaming.

On March 3, the West End Mamas gets things to a rollicking start in a Women's Month special. Gia Macuja Atchison, Cez Campos Bonner and Maya Barredo Duffy – alumni of such hit musicals as Miss Saigon and Lion King – talk about their career as a trio based in England and offer a sampling of their repertoire in a mini concert.

On March 10, dancer, teacher and choreographer Carlo Pacis recounts his experiences in studying dance at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and then later on becoming a senior soloist of the Hong Kong Ballet. Now focusing on choreography, he is the associate artistic director of Youth Ballet of Asia.

On March 17, engaged writer couple Ronald Verzo and Beverly Siy analyze the dynamics of their relationship as they attend to their respective work – she as an essayist and teacher and he as a writer, editor, director and film editor – and to joint projects such as Lita, an anthology of poems on women that they recently completed.

On March 24, Lou Veloso discusses his multi-faceted career, as “Mr. Truman” in a TV sitcom and his long years as a theater and film actor. In this Palm Sunday episode, Veloso also talks about Martir sa Golgota, an annual passion play he has helped stage in Manila for 26 years as founder/ artistic director of the Manila Mobile Theater Foundation.
Finally, on March 31, for Art 2 Art's Easter Sunday episode, visual artist Rafael del Casal shares how he began and established himself as a painter even without any formal art schooling. A skilled portraitist, he mostly paints saints, angels and other religious themes. He has also been working on the architectural design of a cathedral in Cubao.

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