Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday Recommends: Olivia Broadfield

Hailing from the United Kingdom, this mesmeric young artist breaks stories on diverse emotions through her soothing tracks. Olivia Broadfield's music is certainly gorgeous. Her songs are never angry but they can be heartbeaking or sugary. I have been listening to her for over a year now and each song seems to strike a chord in me. Olivia taught herself to play the guitar at the age of 13, a skill that's greatly valuable to her career in the music industry. Whether it's acoustic or recorded with all the beats, synth and effects, she can deliver a fine performance. Her album isn't locally available yet but you can listen to her and buy her music online! Meet your new favorite artist.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Pinoy-French Contemporary Dance Week

Paris-based dancer and choreographer Lin Yuan Shang brings his dance company Eolipile to the Philippines to perform two pieces known for their hypnotic display of movement and energy: ‘Kung Fu Dancing’ and ‘Kung Fu Commandos’.

Through the support of the French Embassy, Alliance Française and KLM, Filipino theatergoers can now witness a rare Kung Fu and contemporary fusion as the French company performs at the PETA Theater Center this June.

The Eolipile Dance Company, whose name comes from “Aeolus” - God of the Winds, was founded in 1996 by Taiwanborn, Lin Yuan Shang who had attended the Beijing Opera School, before expanding his dance knowledge in France with founder of Théâtre du Soleil Ariane Mnouchkine and choreographer Maguy Marin. 

In both his solo ‘Kung Fu Dancing’ and duo ‘Kung Fu Commandos’, Lin explores the connection between Kung Fu energy and contemporary dance; and how the two styles feed off of each other and meet to create an energetic fusion.

Kung Fu Dancing and Kung Fu Commandos will be performed at the PETA Theater Center, No 5 Eymard Drive New Manila, Quezon City (behind QC Sports Club) alongside contemporary movement pieces from two young Filipino artists, Rhosam Prudenciado Jr. and Donna Miranda on June 15 and 17, 2010; 7:00 pm. Tickets are Php300 each, Php250 for students.

For inquiries and ticket reservations, contact PETA’s Marketing and Public Relations Office at 7256244, 4100821-22, 0917-8044428, 0916-5805153,