Kigginawan: The Hidden Island | Why Watch?

Kigginawan: The Hidden Island

Kigginawan: The Hidden Island will reach our shores this December 2018. Do you still remember the time you enjoy live theatrical shows? Well, I do. I share theatrical shows that I find very relatable to the current events around us.

Nowadays, people find it hard to disconnect from their gadgets and of course, the internet. The way I see it, the internet takes the life force out of you and use it as an energy. In a way, the internet is like a parasite feeding from the number of hours that we stay online. It changes the way we see things from the way it should be. But how do we adapt or react to these changes?

Why watch Kigginawan?

The production follows the thrilling tale of how one man’s ascent to power becomes shaped by media and technology. Audiences will experience the purity of a fictional untouched civilization living on Kigginawan, a far-off indigenous land. The tribe is composed of men and women who have a rich set of cultural practices and beliefs.

This all changes, however, with the coming of a television. The natives revel in the glory of the magic box, while Mumbot, an outcast within the tribe, is filled with greed and ambition at the sight of it. Inspired by pre-colonial times, Kigginawan: The Hidden Island aims to spark discussion on the relevance of culture and history in the face of the digital age.

Behind the production

Lea Roque started ballet at the age of 11 with Renee Villa Villarosa-Lasca- no at the Renee Grace Rose Villa School of Ballet and Performing Arts. In 2011, she received a scholarship from Ballet Philippines Dance School. She pursued both classical and modern ballet under the tutelage of Victor Ursabia, Rhea Dumdum-Bautista, and Kris-Belle Paclibar-Mamangun, to name a few.

During her stay in the school, Lea received opportunities to dance with Ballet Philippines’ company productions such as Giselle and Swan Lake. Later on, she obtained another dance scholarship, this time at the De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, where they gave her the role of Tina in Ding, Ang Bato!.

Lea was also a finalist at the 1st CCP National Ballet Competition and Taiwan Grand Prix International Ballet Competition 2018. Her most recent production wasNeoFilipino last October 2018 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where she was both a choreographer and dancer under the recommendation of Denisa Reyes.

What do you need to know?

Kigginawan: The Hidden Island is Lea Roque’s culminating project as a student of DLS-CSB. Impressively, the production itself comprises mostly of students put together through Roque’s collaboration with other Benildeans from the school’s various creative courses.

Through this production, Roque hopes to convey the message that identity and culture evolve through time and technological advancement and that there is a need for us to be aware of that.


Show dates

  • December 6, 2018 (1pm and 7pm)
  • December 7, 2018 (1pm and 7pm)


  • 5/F SDA Theater, School of Design and Arts, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde


  • Php 200 Regular Price
  • Php 150 for Students
  • Special ticket promos can be viewed on our Facebook page

How to purchase tickets?

  • Directly at the 9/F SDA Campus
  • Reserved by contacting
    • Bella Abuel at 0917 803 3131
    • Angel Stinson at 0999 716 3662
  • Google Forms

Non-Benildean audience members need to bring a valid ID to enter the building.

For updates and inquiries, visit their Facebook page

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