Udine Asian Film Festival Adds Work-in Progress Section

The annual Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy is to add a works-in-progress section to its Focus Asia industry services for the first time this year. The section will be curated by Marie-Pierre Valle, an executive with sales agency Wild Bunch. It will focus on Asian films in post-production, and those which are seeking […]

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Osaka Asian Film Festival Unveils Bumper Lineup

The Osaka Asian Film Festival, Western Japan’s largest showcase of films from Asia, has announced the line-up of its 15th edition, which will unspool March 6-15 at venues in Osaka, Japan’s second-largest city. The opening film is “The Garden of Evening Mists,” Taiwanese director Tom Lin Shu-yu’s drama about a woman who falls in love with […]

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Katy Perry will help the organisation fight child trafficking and slavery.
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Court date set for UAE appeal against Qatar’s Asian Cup win

A legal challenge by the United Arab Emirates soccer federation that threatens Qatar's 2019 Asian Cup title will be heard at sport's highest court. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday it will hear the UAE's appeal on March 12 in a case that alleges Qatar fielded two ineligible players at the tournament. The Asian Cup was hosted by the UAE during an ongoing diplomatic rift with neighboring Qatar, which will stage the next World Cup in 2022.

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‘Delhi Crime’ Wins big at Asian Academy Creative Awards

Richie Mehta’s harrowing Netflix series “Delhi Crime” was the big winner at the 2nd annual Asian Academy Creative Awards in Singapore on Friday. Representing the show, lead actress Shefali Shah was rushed off her feet as she repeatedly had to return to the stage. “Delhi Crime” earned her best actress in a leading role, best […]

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Asia Television Forum: U.K.’s Passion Scores Deals Across Asian Region

U.K. based Passion Distribution, and London- and Los Angeles-headquartered Motion Content Group has licensed magic based show “Dynamo Beyond Belief” to AETN18 Media in India. The three-part special, featuring award-winning British magician Dynamo, will air on the History TV18 channel. The deals were announced this week at the Asia Television Forum in Singapore. Passion has […]

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ATF: WarnerMedia Doubling up on Asian Original Content

WarnerMedia is “doubling up” on local original content, catering to the Asian audiences’ hunger for it, says Giorgio Stock, Warner’s new chief in Asia. President of WarnerMedia entertainment networks distribution and advertising sales, EMEA and APAC spoke in Singapore on Tuesday Stock was delivering a keynote speech at the Asia TV Forum & Market. It […]

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Guo Pei Helps Asian Couture Federation Launch Jinan in Style International Fashion Week

Guo Pei was among the six fashion designers to participate in the first Jinan in Style International Fashion Week.
Hosted by the Jinan Municipal Government and the Asian Couture Federation, the event also served as the official opening of the Jinan International Fashion Creative Center located in the Shandong province of China. Held earlier this month, the inaugural fashion week was actually a three-day affair. It was the first couture fashion week hosted by the ACF in China. All six participants are couturiers. Pei is currently the only Chinese member and the first Asian member of La Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in Paris.
Other ACF members who participated included Japanese wedding dress couturier Yumi Katsura, Songzio men’s wear designer Zio Song, South Korea-based designer Lie Sang Bong, Indonesian designer Sebastian Gunawan and Paolo Sebastian designer Paul Vasileff from Australia. ACF’s founding president Frank Cintamani said in a statement, “The Asian Couture Federation was established to represent and promote the very best couture talent in Asia and on a select basis internationally. Without doubt, China has one of the most important cultural and artistic legacies in the world, and continues to wield an important influence and impact on numerous global industries

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Uniquely Asian, uniquely modern, proudly classical: Ballet Philippines to tour U.S., Canada

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As the ballet world struggles to remain relevant and to stem the exodus of an audience that would rather sit at home and watch dance in 90-second spurts on SYTYCD than dress up for the opera house, charges of corruption, racism and sexism have plagued the world’s leading companies.

Meanwhile, the P.R. juggernaut for mega-stars like Russian firebrand Natalia Osipova and Under Armour gladiatrix Misty Copeland is frequent cause for heartburn among artistic directors used to managing their realms in the imperial manner. Copeland is one of very few black ballerinas ever to be cast as Odette-Odile in Swan Lake, fueling the already heated debate over whether greater diversity in the casting of ballet classics is the key to revitalizing the art form, or evidence of deteriorating aesthetic standards.

For several generations, however, the aesthetic boundaries of classical dance have been stretched, with far less uproar, by Asian dancers. Yoko Morishita, Li Cunxin, Tina Santos, Miyako Yoshida, Anna Villadolid, Maniya Barredo, Nicolas Pacaña, Rey Dizon, Ravenna Tucker, Tetsuya Kumakawa, Yuan Yuan Tan, Chi Cao, Hee Seo, and many others of varying complexions and physiques have played white swans, Teutonic princes and Byronic pirate kings without umpires tossing penalty flags.

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One Asian company in particular has been a prolific source of dancers who, for over 45 years, have filtered into leading ballet and modern dance companies around the globe – including American Ballet Theatre, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – while it has carved out a unique identity for itself in the intersection between ballet, modern and folk dance.

The company now known as Ballet Philippines sprang from the genius of Alice Reyes – one of two pioneers of modern dance in Asia, the other being Lin Hwai-min, founder of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. Lin is also an acclaimed novelist, and a student of Chinese opera and the classical court dance of Japan and Korea, while Reyes trained in painting, music, history and foreign policy. Both were mentored by legendary American choreographers – in Reyes’ case: Hanya Holm, Bessie Schoenberg, Alwin Nikolais, Murray Louis, Merce Cunningham. And as Lin did in Taiwan, Reyes cultivated a distinctly Filipino modern dance idiom around indigenous themes and stories, in collaboration with renowned Filipino artists, librettists and composers. In doing so, she created a new outlet not merely for the retelling of historical tales and the celebration of national culture, but also for the expression of political views on issues of contemporary significance.

Her groundbreaking Amada – based on novelist Nick Joaquin’s controversial Summer Solstice, with a score by Lucrecia Kasilag – tackled the twin subjects of women’s emancipation and the native Filipino uprising against colonial Spanish oppression in the mid 19th century. Amada was the first of Reyes’ many works that melded modern dance with traditional Philippine dance, and that collectively helped to define Philippine contemporary dance.

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From its inception in 1969, however, the Alice Reyes Dance Company – renamed the CCP Dance Company, and later Ballet Philippines – put its dancers through a rigorous ballet training program, overseen by renowned teacher Eddie Elejar (who himself had trained with many of the greats, including Marie Rambert and Olga Preobrajenska of the Russian Imperial Ballet.) It was the only company in Asia that staged the full-length classics in addition to experimental modern work, that commissioned new work from well-known foreign choreographers, and nurtured emerging dancemakers, some of whom would go on to found their own companies around the world. Reyes herself has choreographed full-length classical ballets including Cinderella and Romeo and Juliet, while Ballet Philippines dancers regularly grace the international ballet competition stages: most recently, the luminous Candice Adea and her gallant partner Jean Marc Cordero romped off with the 1st prize in the Senior Women’s Division and the Jury Prize for Best Partnering Technique, respectively, at the 2012 Helsinki International Ballet Competition.

Of course, Miss Reyes’ company does come from the Philippines, is a product of its environment, a well homogenised mixture of Malay and Indian, Chinese, Spanish and modern American – Miss Reyes having studied lengthily with the leading lights of the modern dance movement there. But the influences are seldom overt, never caricatured; a fleeting memory of India in the angle of hand or foot, perhaps, Spain in the movement of an arm, modern America in the cool complexity of some of the choreography and more primitive connections in sometimes barbarically powerful undercurrents of pagan ritual.

Yet all these bits and pieces seem digested and absorbed into something unique, and only in that sense has Miss Reyes in a few years evolved “a national dance form” strongly based on the physical disciplines of classical ballet but entirely uninhibited by any rigid sense of tradition.

– Brian Hoad, dance critic of The Bulletin (Australian national weekly magazine), 1974

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For its 45th “Sapphire” anniversary season, current Artistic Director Paul Morales has chosen an eclectic program, which opened in July with Agnes Locsin’s historic La Revolucion Filipina, a controversial and thought-provoking examination of the events around the Philippine revolt against Spain, and of the roles of key revolutionary leaders Apolinario Mabini, Emilio Aguinaldo and Andres Bonifacio, with a score by Ryan Cayabyab and libretto by Dennis Marasigan.

Starting September 19th, Giselle will alternately showcase local stars and Stella Abrera and James Whiteside from American Ballet Theatre, in a restaging by Nonoy Froilan that, according to an enthusiastic critic, “brings sexy back to ballet.”

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On Sept 26th, 27th and 28th, BP alumni will gather for a series of ‘homecoming’ performances that show off the company’s phenomenal range – from the bravura-packed Don Quixote pas de deux to Norman Walker’s moving and majestic Songs of the Wayfarer, Alice Reyes’ witty Bungkos Suite, George Birkadze’s spectacularly athletic Farandole and his eloquent, yearning R/J, which compresses the tale of Romeo and Juliet into seven minutes.

In February, the company will revive the rock opera Manhid, a cult classic first conceived and staged at the University of the Philippines in 1991 by a group of then little known college students. Among the youthful collaborators were Morales himself, Auraeus Solito – who would later win international acclaim as an indie film director (The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, Tuli/Circumcision, Busong/Palawan Fate) – and the band of musicians known as Eraserheads, who would go on to electrify millions and redefine Filipino rock.

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A political allegory with comic book-style villains and superheroes for the 21st century, Manhid rewrites modern Philippine history, imagining the failure of the 1986 ‘People Power’ revolution – the civil protests that toppled the repressive regime of Ferdinand Marcos. “Manhid, through its theme of apathy, its characters, and story is all about getting back to the root of Filipino-ness, the need for heroism, the power of truth, and most of all, hope, vigilance, and change,” says Morales, who choreographed the original production and for whom this revival closes a poignant circle.

For those fans unable to make it to Manila this season, the company will bring a handful of its signature works to the West Coast of the United States and Canada in October. It has been 16 years since Ballet Philippines has toured the U.S., when they performed at the Kennedy Center, and board president Margie Moran – a former Miss Universe, businesswoman, advocate for social justice, and a tireless promoter of the arts – wants to remind the world of Ballet Philippines’ extraordinary imprint on Asian arts and culture, even as its alumni continue to infiltrate the highest strata of the international dance world: “We ought to celebrate our 45th year, and what better way than to share the gift of dance with Filipinos and Filipinos-at-heart abroad.”

Catch Ballet Philippines on tour in October:

Los Angeles, CA: Pasadena Civic Auditorium (October 4)
San Jose, CA: California Theater (October 12)
Portland, OR: Lincoln Performance Hall, College of the Arts, Portland State University (October 15)
Olympia, WA: Kenneth J. Minneart Center for the Arts, South Puget Sound Community College (October 17),
Burien, WA: Highline Performing Arts Center (October 22)
Richmond, BC: River Rock Casino Resort (October 26)

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