It’s not a secret that staying at home is one of the best ways to help flatten the COVID-19 curve in the country. But with the restrictions of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), general community quarantine (GCQ), and modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) mandate, it truly makes everyone miss the joys of the outside world.
But there are plenty of things we can do to stay busy and entertained indoors. Other than Netflix marathons, The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is set to premiere recordings of their shows on their YouTube channel—for free!
Excited yet? Mark your calendars for these shows for the month of May! (Read: Have you seen these Filipino films on YouTube yet?)
Experience a night full of music and dancing on May 23 with Tanghalang Pilipino’s production of Walang Sugat. The show follows the story of Tenyong who outwits the people trying to separate him from his love interest, Julia. The masterpiece also tackles issues on imperialism and depicts scenes of cruelty during the Spanish colonization.
The play is written by Severino Reyes who is regarded as the father of the Tagalog sarsuwela.
Michael Cinco x Ballet Philippines Autumn-Fall 2020
Watch Ballet and fashion come together on May 26 with the Michael Cinco x Ballet Philippines Autumn-Fall 2020. Experience a unique fashion show that features Swan Lake-inspired dance choreography by Alden Lugnasin and the couture fashion collection of designer Michael Cinco. (Read: Eight Local Stage Plays You Can Stream on YouTube)
Ballet Philippines’ Encantada
On May 28, prepare to be amazed by the neo-ethnic masterpiece of Agnes Locsin! The Ballet Philippines’ production of Encantada will premiere on the CCP’s virtual stage. The show will feature guest artists such as Georgette Sanchez and BP principal dancer Candice Adea as the Encantada, Jean Marc Cordero as Estranjero, and Katherine Trofeo and Carissa Adea as the Babaylan.
Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal
The gender-bending superhero musical, Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal, is flying to your screen on May 30. The musical is based on the graphic novel of Carlo Vergara and produced by Tanghalang Pilipino.