Mulat: Ang Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat


The Benilde’s Dance Program, in collaboration with Benilde’s Arts Management Program and Office of Culture and Arts, Saint Benilde Romançon Dance Company, and Stage Production Operations Team, presents MULAT: ANG HINDI SINUKUAN SA ARAYAT. 

Directed and Produced by Justin Ray Salvatierra Diolazo

Written by Nicko De Guzman

Music by Paulo Estero

Set Design by Jay Lorenz Conanan

Costume Design by Sandro De la Pena

Graphic Design by Kyle Dionisio and James Stephen Lavariaz

Choreographed by Justin Ray Diolazo, Neil John Cagan, and Jay Anthony Mangao

Performers: Angela Sison, Alyana Tolentino, Cheska Vasallo, Christian Cusi, Doori Chin, Gianina David, Inah Abrasaldo, Khylle Paulino, Kyle Confessor, Neil John Casagan, Ruthame Hurtado, Yella Carlos, and Zyra Verastique

The Philippine culture is very rich in folklores and legends that narrate the beginning of most elements and how it will end if abused. Most of the stories impart morals and principles to the people, especially to the youth. Mulat: Ang Hindi Sinukuan Sa Arayat,  which is based on a Filipino folklore, Mariang Sinukuan, now wants to convey a message on how mining and its valuable currency can escalate to a more repressing issue that may lead to environmental and cultural degradation.

Synopsis follows below:

In a small community in the mountain of Arayat, there lived a girl named Liway who is always out to find new things around her especially in the forest, she considers it her home where her ancestors were also domiciled. One day, Mariang Sinukuan, the guardian or diwata of the mountain who always admire her passion for adventure and love for nature revealed her powers before her eyes.

Suddenly a repressive corporation desired to abuse their healthy land for their own greedy purposes.

How will Liway and her community defend their land?

Mulat: And Hindi Sinukuan sa Arayat is a dance theater thesis production of Justin Ray Salvatierra Diolazo that revolves around the journey and battle of Liway and her indigenous community as they try to defend their beloved land from the destructive hands of the environmental exploiters who are hungry for wealth and domination. It also entails a deeper and wider view on the power relations of nature, the army, the community, and the youth.

            Performances will be at the Black Box, Sixth Floor, School of Design and Arts Campus, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Show dates will be from Friday, July 28, 2017, at 7 PM to Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1 PM and 7 PM.

Tickets are priced at PHP 150.00 each and can be purchased by contacting Patricia Bautista at 0917 842 5013 and Francesca Bernardo at 0917 665 6339.

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