Event, Poetry

Stay Furious: Tindig 2017

One of the reasons art and expression exists is to invoke discomfort to its audience – be it the type of discomfort that sits before bed or the gnawing discomfort that needs to be dealt with. Freedom of expression always has a purpose.

This time, for The Polaris Project’s annual poetry slam called Stay Furious: Tindig 2017, it is to capture its audience by their hands and hearts to encourage them to turn their fury into action.

Our beloved nation has experienced numerous events that keep us asking: what can we do about it? In the same light, is change something we can grasp and foster with our hands? These questions motivate this year’s Tindig.

Tindig is on its third year as one of The Polaris Project’s focal events. This year, we would like to address the issues that plague our country – corruption, disrespect for human rights, neo-colonialism/postcolonialism, and everything that makes us seethe with fury. Hence, our call to our audience is to Stay Furious as a collective action that breeds hope and change that we strive for.

Promoting social awareness through art, Stay Furious: Tindig 2017, will feature a night of spoken word, art, and music that is dedicated to voicing out our frustrations about what is and our dreams of what should be. This year, we are introducing our #BurnBook which includes 140-character stories from writers all over Metro Manila, interpreted into visual stories by select artists. The event is co-presented by Resbak, an artists’ alliance that responds and breaks the silence on the killings done by the present administration.

The event is co-presented by Resbak, an artist’s alliance that responds and breaks the silence on the killings done by the present administration.

Our roster of spoken word poets includes Jam Pascual, Cai Antonio, Patti Ramos, John Ilagan, Mark Dimaisip, Lakan Umali, and poet, Wanggo Gallaga. Our contributing artists for the #BurnBook include Manix Abrera, Yasmin Sehob, Rysa Antonio, Rai Perez, Aia Arkoncel, Pau Villanueva, Brendel Lim, Anna Marcelo, and Bea Trinidad, and more.

Guest musicians, Calix x Skinxbonesand Den Sy Ty, are two rappers who discuss issues surrounding society with fury and wit.

To further highlight this year’s Tindig, all proceeds from this event will go to Rise Up, a collective of various religious and secular groups who champion human rights and denounce the continuing killings and human rights violations of the current administration. Rise Up believes that rehabilitation, counseling, and community involvement are better solutions to drug dependency over the current administration’s violent solution to drug-related problems. They uphold their cause by documenting the killings, giving livelihood programs to the families of the victims, giving paralegal support and psychological counseling to those affected by the killings.

We would like to invite you to stay furious and do something about it on 29 July 2017 at Venture Space, Mandaluyong from 7 PM to 12 MN. Entrance is Php250 per person and all proceeds will go to our beneficiary, Rise Up. Our #BurnBook is available for purchase at Php 70 each.

Food and drink concessionaires will be open during the event.

Links to Rise Up videos & documentaries:

https://www.facebook.com/artistsresbak/videos/701145453401636/

https://www.facebook.com/artistsresbak/videos/762088057307375/?pnref=story

https://www.facebook.com/SIKADPhilippines/videos/1593562307323428/

RSVP at http://bit.ly/StayFurious

lifted from http://www.wheninmanila.com/stay-furious-tindig-2017-translating-words-art-and-fury/

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Event, Poetry

SoundCloud Philippines x CollaboratoryPH presents Music Speaks

SoundCloud Philippines, in partnership with CollaboratoryPH and 71O7, invites you to MUSIC SPEAKS – a night of music and spoken word poetry to be held on August 5, 2017 (Saturday) at the Conspiracy Garden Cafe on Visayas Avenue in Quezon City.

Among the musicians from SoundCloud Philippines and poets from CollaboratoryPH who will collaborate on a poetry x music performances are the following:
1. ChuGogol Del Rosario x Ian Christopher Sudiacal
2. Anne Clerigo x Sofia Dara Medina
3. Nuna Mistal Esguerra x Mark Dimaisip
4. Paola Lozare x Leandro Reyes

Entrance fee is P150. All proceeds from this event will go towards the CRIBS Foundation, a shelter for the abandoned, neglected, and surrendered female minor survivors of sexual abuse.

CRIBS aims to provide a safe and loving home environment for each child, free from any hint of violence or abuse. One of its hallmark initiatives is New Beginnings, a program designed to rehabilitate sexually abused girls from communities in and around the National Capital Region. To date, CRIBS’ Receiving House has come to the aid of 2,067 children, while the New Beginnings program has improved the lives of 730 victims of sexual abuse.

Music and art play a big part in the healing of these children. By taking part in art exhibits, dance and acting workshops, or by simply listening to uplifting music, the children of CRIBS are able to unburden their souls and nourish their spirits in a meaningful and productive manner.

SoundCloud Philippines would like to be part of this healing process, even if only for a night, and we invite you to join us on our quest as well.

Event, Poetry

The Loudmouth Collective celebrates 2nd Anniversary

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Time to mix things up a bit.

If the mirror has two faces, then this girl has three sides. Kicking off the first of our featured Loudmouth poets, it’s Camcas “Camcats” (we’ve been trying to make that happen; maybe this is the year it does) Cervantes, LMC’s certified triple-threat. She sings. She draws. She does spoken word. The jury is out if she dances too, but if she did, then life really wouldn’t be fair.

Catch her and her compelling verses LIVE at Louder! 2: The Loudmouth Anniversary Show on June 24, 7PM at Exile on Main St., Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Free admission! There will be an open mic after our awesome program so don’t miss it.

Leandro (1)

If poetry is painting with words, then this guy’s fingers are eternally stained with pigment. Loudmouth’s unassuming maestro, Leandro’s poems convey the explosion of color that is the human experience; to listen is to understand that sometimes the ear can see.

Catch him at Louder! 2: The Loudmouth Anniversary Show on June 24, 7PM at Exile on Main St., Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Free admission! There will be an open mic after our awesome program so don’t miss it.

Jerome (1)

Jerome frequently introduces himself as “a doctor, but not the kind that helps sick people.” We beg to disagree: his gift for empathy makes for art that does nothing short of heal. When Loudmouth’s giant speaks (or sings!) his verses, we listen.

Catch him at Louder! 2: The Loudmouth Anniversary Show on June 24, 7PM at Exile on Main St., Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Free admission! There will be an open mic after our awesome program so don’t miss it.

Mark (2)

Somewhere between nerdville and nirvana lies Mark Dimaisip and his odd verses—using cats to discuss the urgency of living, maths to measure happiness and atoms to prove that reincarnation exists.

With subjects like anatomy, statistics, and quantum physics as backdrops for self discovery and introspection, Mark’s pieces have been described as “desire wrapped in logic”, “calmly enlightening”, and a “$100-per-hour shrink.”

Ready to see (or hear) those poems for yourself? Catch him LIVE at Louder! 2: The Loudmouth Anniversary Show on June 24, 7PM at Exile on Main St., Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Free admission! There will be an open mic after our awesome program so don’t miss it.

Chesca (1)

As a debater, Chesca Hurtado understands that words pack a punch, but when it comes to verses, it is not her arguments, but her power to render things sacred that pulls an audience in. Her poems build into elemental drumbeats that’ll call anyone who listens to arms.

Ready to have the fighting spirit put in you? Catch Chesca LIVE at Louder! 2: The Loudmouth Anniversary Show on June 24, 7PM at Exile on Main St., Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Free admission! There will be an open mic after our awesome program so don’t miss it.

Frankie (1)

What do you get when you mix a cactus, a firecracker, and a cat, give it singer-songwriter aspirations, then wrap it all up in a k-beauty package?

…We’re not sure either, but we’re fairly certain that’s what we’ve got here.
Co-founder of the Loudmouth Collective, Frankie Torres has a brand (of intense) all her own. Constantly crackling with restless (and occasionally reckless) energy, she lights up the stage with her powerful vocals, musical and poetic. Determined to share the trials and tribulations of a girl-on-fire, she brings a show likely to entertain and connect with audiences.

Confused? Frightened? Intrigued? Catch her LIVE at Louder! 2: The Loudmouth Anniversary Show on June 24, 7PM (that’s TOMORROW!!) at Exile on Main St., Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Free admission! There will be an open mic after our awesome program so don’t miss it.

John (1)

Last but not the least…here comes The General!

We’re not quite sure how he got the nickname (various sources cite different reasons), but there’s no denying that Loudmouth’s president and founder (and, occasionally, father) has the sort of swift-as-a-coursing-river, strength-of-a-great-typhoon presence that makes you stand (or sit up) a little straighter, either to listen or to salute.

A force to be reckoned with, John Ilagan isn’t outwardly theatrical in life, but the prudence and restraint he demonstrates as LMC’s strategic leader are matched by his poetic fire when he takes the stage, commanding attention with passionate verses whose beating heart is a rap-like undercurrent that pushes you forward.

Sound intimidating? We swear he isn’t when you get to know him. Do just that by catching him LIVE at Louder! 2: The Loudmouth Anniversary Show on June 24, 7PM (that’s TOMORROW!!) at Exile on Main St., Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City. Free admission! There will be an open mic after our awesome program so don’t miss it.

Event, Poetry

Performatura Festival 2017: Sa Loob at Labas ng Bayan Kong Sawi

Inaanyayahan ang lahat na lumahok sa Performatura 2017: Performance Literature Festival na nakatakdang idaos mula Marso 31 hanggang Abril 2 sa Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) at Liwasang Balagtas, Pandacan, Maynila, simula 9:00 ng umaga. Ang tema ng festival ay Sa Loob at Labas ng Bayan kong Sawi mula sa Florante at Laura ni Balagtas.

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Layon nito na lalong maipalaganap sa mga kababayan natin, sa mga estudyante at guro ang pagmamahal sa panitikan at iba pang anyo ng sining sa ating bayan. Libre at bukas sa publiko ang mga pagtatanghal tulad ng oral literature showcase, film showing, pagbabasa ng tula, teatro, mini book fair, marathon reading ng mga akda ni Balagtas, cosplay contest at marami pang iba.

Para po makapasok sa festival ay kailangan lamang mag-donate ng isang libro, kahit anong libro po. Ang isa ay katumbas ng one day entry pass. Ang makakalap na libro ay ibibigay ng CCP sa mga aklatan ng partner communities nito.

Ang tatlong araw ng festival sa CCP ay binubuo ng:

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Performances

  • Heber Bartolome
  • Abra
  • Juan Miguel Severo
  • Binibining Beats ng Zamboanga
  • Kontra-Gapi
  • Sanghabi
  • Teatro Balagtas
  • Jean Ariane Flores ng Laguna
  • Anino Shadowplay

Spoken Word

  • Words Anonymous
  • Ampalaya Monologues by Theather for Alternative Platforms
  • Bukambibig
  • GUMIL ng Ilocos Region
  • NAGMAC ng Cagayan de Oro
  • The Batutes
  • LIRA
  • The Makatas
  • Voltes Vim
  • Happy Mondays
  • KM64
  • Baguio Writers Guild
  • Dumay Solinggay ng Baguio
  • White Wall
  • Alab Volunteer Group

National Artists Speech and Gawad CCP Awardees Interviews

  • Virgilio S. Almario
  • F. Sionil Jose
  • Nora Aunor
  • Ricky Lee
  • Leoncio Deriada

Oral Literature Showcase

  • Rajji performers ng Batanes
  • Balitaw performers ng Cebu
  • T’boli chanters ng South Cotabato

Films

  • Ang Kababaihan ng Malolos, directed by Sari Dalena and Kiri Dalena
  • Komikero Chronicles, produced by Sari Dalena
  • Tribu, directed by Jim Libiran

Performance Art

  • Tupada Action and Media Arts (TAMA)
  • Nerisa Guevarra

Special Events

  • Opening of the National Artist for Visual Arts Cesar Legaspi
  • Birth Centennial Exhibit
  • Akdang Buhay Video Launching
  • Franciscosplay Contest
  • Pag-aalay ng Bulaklak kay Balagtas
  • Lakbay-Kamalaysayan sa Pandacan
  • NBDB Book Fair

Reading Sessions

  • Kids from Dagdag Dunong Reading Center
  • Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books Book Club
  • Students of Philippine National School for the Blind
  • Women’s Playwright International
  • Pinoy Storytellers Group
  • MAFIA

Lecture-Demo

  • Poetry is Our Second Language
  • Bukanegan mula sa Ilocos Region
  • Sarsuwelang Sangang Nabali mula sa Cebu

Para sa kumpletong schedule, i-click ito.

Performatura sa Pandacan

Performance

  • Teatro Balagtas

 Spoken Word

  • KWF Mga Makata ng Taon
  • LIRA

National Artist Speech

  • Bienvenido Lumbera

Special Events

  • Pag-aalay ng Bulaklak kay Balagtas
  • Lakbay-Kamalaysayan sa Pandacan

Para sa kumpletong schedule, i-click ito.

IMPORMASYON SA TICKET:

Para sa mga venue sa CCP 

Mag-donate lamang ng isang libro (kahit na anong libro). Ang isang libro ay katumbas ng One Day Entry Pass.

Para sa Liwasang Balagtas, Pandacan, Maynila

Walang tiket na kailangang bilhin. Libre at bukas sa publiko.

ONLINE REGISTRATION:

Daig ng maagap ang masipag. Magpalista at mag-pre-register sa segments na gusto ninyong puntahan. Gawin ito sa pamamagitan ng www.performatura.com, at pagkatapos ay i-print ang e-ticket. Ibigay ito sa registration staff ng festival sa araw ng inyong pagpunta. Puwedeng mag-pre-register online hanggang 20 Marso 2017, alas-singko ng hapon.

Para magpalista nang maaga, i-click ito.

Para sa dagdag na impormasyon, tumawag sa CCP Intertextual Division sa (02) 551-5959, 832-3706 o magpadala ng email sa ccpintertextualdivision@gmail.com.