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SINTANG DALISAY, based on the awit "Ang Sintang Dalisay ni Julieta at Romeo" by GD Roke, is set in an imaginary Muslim community in the Philippines, with the Mustaphas and the Kalimuddins as two prominent families mired in an age-old hatred for each other. Caught in this family strife are Rashiddin and Jamila, two lovers who get themselves secretly marry, but are forced to separate from each other after Rashiddin, in self-defense, slays a member of the Kalimuddin clan. A demand for justice, Rashiddin's exile to Dapitan, a clandestine tryst between the two lovers, a missing letter and a scheme involving poisonous potions that goes awry culminate in the death of the lovers, and the reconciliation of the two families smothered in grief and regret.
SINTANG DALISAY is told using dance, song, drama and live music. The dance is drawn from the igal, a dance tradition of the Sama in South Ubian and Sitangkai, Tawi Tawi, and taught to the cast by indigenous artists from these places. The music, performed by a live ensemble, draws from several Philippine indigenous musical traditions yet anchored in the kulintangan rhythms of the Sulu archipelago.
Hailed by local and international audiences, this production is a way to build appreciation and prod in Filipino performance heritage and a stimulating supplement to classes in social studies, literature, art and music. At its core, SINTANG DALISAY is truly, a collaborative project between Muslim and Christian artists pursuing a common creative enterprise.
SINTANG DALISAY runs from August 1-17, 2012
Rizal Mini-Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.
For inquiries, please contact
Ada Albana at +63 920 966 9402
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