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Haraya Collective presents dance theater in Ateneo

in Events / Quezon City by 366

Haraya Collective, a platform for artists to share experiences in theater-making, presents a unique dance theater dubbed "Panta Rhei (All in Flux)" for its maiden production offering with four performances in March 2019 at the Ignacio B. Jimenez Amphitheater of the Areté, the new creative hub on the Ateneo de Manila University Loyola campus.

Panta rhei comes from a philosophical line attributed to pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus that states: "Ta panta rhei kai ouden menei," or "Everything flows, and nothing stays." Heraclitus insisted that change was the essence of the universe.

"Through Panta Rhei, we aim to reach a wider spectrum of audience by providing a theatrical experience that promotes dialogue, fosters critical thinking, and heightens engagement through storytelling," Ricardo Magno, director and choreographer, said.

Panta Rhei (All in Flux) is a movement-based and non-linear piece that relies on thematic threads. It challenges the audience to view the performance from a new perspective and also develop an appreciation for Greek philosophy and drama.

Apart from Heraclitus's philosophy, the production also focuses on the birth and death rituals from Athens and their relevance to contemporary times, and the death of Persephone, which presents a different viewpoint on death.

The Company of Ateneo Dancers; the PUP Sining-Lahi Polyrepertory; and performers, namely, Gino Ramirez, Meann Espinosa, Rence Aviles, Marynor Madamesila, Lance Bahia, Shai Colanse, Justine Encila, Marcus Belisario, Zoe Hukom, Jacinta Pascual, and Nikki Soriano comprise the cast of “Panta Rhei (All in Flux)”.

The other members that complete the artistic team include librettist Manuel Tinio, dramaturg Guelan Luarca, music directors Dale Bazar and Fitz Bitana, who is also the the associate director, associate choreographer Raflesia Bravo, production designer Tata Tuviera, and lighting designer D Cortezano.

“Panta Rhei (All in Flux)” is made possible by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) through its Competitive Grants Program. The production is also supported by the Box Performance Garage in Kamuning, Quezon City.

“Panta Rhei (All in Flux)” will be presented at the Ignacio B. Jimenez Amphitheater of the Areté in Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Loyola campus on March 22, 23, 29, and 30, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket is priced at PhP600.00, and PhP400.00 for students, persons with disabilities (PWD), and senior citizens.

For more information and to arrange for interviews, please contact Pamela Locsin at (0915) 542-1988.

For inquiries on partnership, please contact 0995-8660815 or 368-9849, or email pantarhei.arete@gmail.com.

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