Monday, May 26, 2008

Bisdak Siddhartha

theater is not really something most cebuanos appreciate despite the overwhelming number of talent in this island. blame it on commerce. at its current state, producing a full theater production is just not financially viable and those that foray into the activity end up with more loses than the sound of ka-ching ka-chinging accounts in the bank. you can say that most of these productions are literal labor of love.


painting with light - queen maya and dancers captured using slow shutter speed and deliberately panning the camera like a wave; Siddhartha

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Siddhartha, the musicale production of Buddha Light International - Cebu Chapter deserve to be written up as a gallant effort to bring cebuanos closer to a theatrical experience and appreciation of the arts. admittedly, some of the actors need to polish their skill at acting - but then again, if you were to act, sing, dance and coordinate with fifty other actors on stage i... i... i quit.


Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on a Lotus

music runs in the veins of cebuanos and this is evidenced by the sheer talent paraded on stage. if you're to ask me to pick just one thing that i loved about the production, it would be the music. duh, it's a musicale. i was about to say that it is amazing to know that this is a 100% local production. then again, i expect nothing less. brava!

the arrangement, composition, lyrics and performance left me wanting an encore after siddhartha and his bride sang the grand-ex-lovers-duet. unfortunately this is not a concert. darn.

any reruns?

1 comment:

Arnold Carl said...

Hey I know someone behind Siddharta, from Chu Un Temple to be exact.

Kauban namo siya sa Heritage circle here in Cebu..

Hehe, added u na in my blogroll..

Thanks for dropping by too at my blog. It already has a new address, http://www.cebuheritage.com

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