November 3, 2010
We've heard about each other. Wild child.
Viral. Massive. Epidemic.
We are the Sipat Lawin Ensemble, theatre renegades geared towards changing the theatre landscape in the country through edge-work performances.
The Ensemble recently sparked an outburst of site-specific performances in galleries, living rooms, cinemas, cafes, lobbies, comfort rooms, telephone booths and other spaces. We have also developed platforms for new works through Strange Pilgrims (theatre + opera + film + dance + music), launched nationwide Theater-in-a-Backpack workshop series, and devised Fragments Site Works for the Virgin Labfest at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Engagement. Proximity. Coverage.
It is our goal to bring relevant and thought-provoking theatre closer to the people as we develop an urban community theater shared among artists and audiences. We believe that theatre is a transformative, participatory experience that inspires individual and collective action and imagination.
Season 2000-X came to life and Haring +UBU-L was wildfire.
The next challenge is creating a free performance that will engage larger audiences in different parts of the Metro to make theatre palpable to more Filipinos. Viral. Massive. Epidemic.
This November, the Ensemble Players will set the streets ablaze with a courageous adaptation/re-reading/ device-work of George Orwell's masterpiece Animal Farm. Dubbed as IMPERIO ANIMALIA, it is a “backpack production” to be performed on the streets for free, open to the public. Performances will run from November 2010 to January 2011.
We really feel that we have an important story to tell, a relevant process to share.
Care to share?
Join us as we raise funds for Imperio Animalia through a special performance of our wild-cry play “PRAGRES” 7PM this Saturday, November 6, 2010 at the National Commission on Culture for the Arts (NCCA) Auditorium in Intramuros, Manila. Fundraising tickets at P500 and P1,000. For reservations, contact Sipat Lawin Ensemble at (+63)09175008SLE (753) and 02-9645949.
Support pledges and contributions are also appreciated. For queries on how to show support to the Ensemble, you may send us a personal message on our Facebook page via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us as we all think, to make others think. Feel, to make others feel. Maraming salamat.
Sipat Lawin Ensemble