Former Vice President Leni Robredo said people shouldn’t miss the staging of Rama, Hari, a collaboration between five National Artists.
Robredo accepted the invitation of National Artists Alice Reyes and Ryan Cayabyab to watch the stage rehearsal for the show, she was very much impressed with what she saw.
In a Facebook post, Robredo said that even if the performers were not yet in costume and the stage design was not yet mounted, the artists gave a stunning performance.
Those who watched were breathless and speechless at the performance that showcased the best of Philippine dance and music, she said.
She also said the production is the only collaboration that features the works of five National Artists: Alice Reyes (Dance) for Direction and Choreography; Ryan Cayabyab (Music) for Music; Salvador Bernal (Theater and Design) for Production Design; (Literature) for the lyrics and libretto; and with English Translations by Rolando Tinio (Theater and Literature).
She invited the public to watch the show at the Metropolitan Theater. They should get tickets soon as it will only have a limited run, she said.
Don’t miss this masterpiece!
“When National Artists Alice Reyes and Ryan Cayabyab were in Naga, they invited us to watch one of their rehearsals for the re staging of Rama, Hari.
Yesterday, we, together with some local artists from Naga, trooped to the Metropolitan Theater in Manila to watch their first full stage rehearsal and we were stunned. They were not in costumes yet and the stage design was not even mounted yet but the entire production left us breathless and speechless!! It is the best of Philippine Dance and Music.
This production holds the prestige of being the only collaboration that features the masterful works of five National Artists: Alice Reyes (Dance) for Direction and Choreography; Ryan Cayabyab (Music) for Music; Salvador Bernal (Theater and Design) for Production Design; Bienvenido Lumbera (Literature) for the lyrics and libretto; and with English Translations by Rolando Tinio (Theater and Literature).
The production will be on a very limited run and you should not miss it. I asked Alice Reyes why this is so and she said it is one show that is very difficult to stage. Yesterday, I understood why it was so. The stamina required of each performer was out of this world!!
Tickets are available on Ticketworld,” Robredo posted.