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She’s ready to take flight! Ready your minds for Darna will soon be flying again. Mesmerize yourselves with the retelling of the story from Ding’s perspective. But first, here’s a treat for all of you! Want to know what it is? Just keep on reading!
Ding, are we ready to take flight?
Previously, I wrote about another theatrical show to watch out this month. May has arrived and it has been one of the most exciting months of the year. It’s the month right after my birth month and just a month away from vacation (again). So, let’s continue with this post and let me share the super good news I have for you!
Productions have begun and it is set to be shown starting May 15. Final preparations are underway for the groundbreaking production of “Ding, Ang Bato!”, the dance musical based on Mars Ravelo’s Darna.
The Benilde Arts and Culture Cluster, Mars Ravelo Karakters, Inc. and ABS CBN Corporation met with the creatives, cast and crew last April 18 to flesh out the finer points of the production to ensure that it reflects the true essence of the iconic Pinoy superhero.
Rehearsals have likewise been in full swing, and the public got a glimpse of what to expect last April 26 through an exclusive Facebook Live by BBC Worldwide Services On their program Art Hour. The 22-minute feature highlighted the unique character of the production, as they featured all the performers, including the deaf dancers, who are an integral part of the musical.
About Ding, Ang Bato!
DING, ANG BATO! is a production of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics, the Benilde Arts and Culture Cluster. It stars Benilde’s Dance Department Chair Christine Crame reprising the role of Darna whom she first played in the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ production in 2003, and Natasha Cabrera, a television and stage performer, as Valentina.
Ding, Ang Bato! is helmed Director and Librettist Chris Millado, Vice President and Artistic Director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and renowned Theater Director and playwright. Joining him are luminaries of the stage including choreographer Denisa Reyes, co-choreographer Ernest Mandap, and Music Composer Ejay Yatco with Jef Flores. They will be leading the collaboration between professional and student musical theater performers, dance majors, singers, and multimedia practitioners of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde’s School of Design and Arts.
Here’s the surprise!
Get P100 off the ticket price when you purchase tickets to Ding, Ang Bato! from Ticketworld.
Just use the promo code DINGXMQ when you purchase online or at any Ticketworld outlet.
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Witness the classic Pinoy superhero back on stage. Learn how Darna came to be from Ding’s perspective.
Are you ready to see her fly again?