BADONG: Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines honors the late Salvador F. Bernal, National Artist for Theater Design, in a retrospective exhibit that highlights his various design projects in ballet, opera, theater, and film from the 1970s until the time of his passing in 2011.

BADONG Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage will be held at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery), which has been transformed into a veritable black box, and at the Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino and Pasilyo Juan Luna (the 3rd floor hallway galleries).

Acknowledged as the “Father of Theater Design in the Philippines”, Bernal was instrumental in elevating theater and production design as a fine art and a profession. He helped establish the Production Design Center as a division under the then CCP Performing Arts Department which he headed from 1981-1994.

The main exhibit inside the Bulwagang Juan Luna features scale models, costumes, and digital images of Bernal’s many projects, among them created for Ballet Philippines and Tanghalang Pilipino where he was then CCP resident designer. He collaborated closely with theater stalwarts of these two CCP resident companies such as Alice and Denisa Reyes and the late Rolando Tinio. The hallway gallery exhibits aim to contextualize his practice. A timeline exhibit at the Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino traces highlights in Bernal’s personal and professional life and includes a comprehensive listing of his various projects. Across the Main Gallery Hallway, sketches and detailed drawings of sets and costume design give viewers an insight into the artist’s creative process.

It will be open for public viewing from 19 July to 27 October 2013.

Admission fee to the Main Gallery exhibit is Php100. Gallery hours are from 10am to 6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays (except holidays)

For more information, contact the CCP Visual Arts and Museum Division at (63 2) 832-1125 loc. 1504/1505 or (63 2) 832-3702.

Cultural Center Of The Philippines (CCP)
Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Cultural Center Of The Philippines (CCP)

Exhibit runs until Sunday October 27, 2013


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