On it’s last leg of a national tour, Sayaw, Sabel brings National Artist BenCab’s iconic subject, Sabel, to the BenCab Museum where paintings depicting her persona are on permanent exhibition.
A real-life vagrant and scavenger who is a recurring subject in Bencab’s paintings since the 60s, Sabel has inspired the Davao-based choreographer to produce this series of dance performances that explore the Filipino psyche.
Most of the “Sayaw, Sabel” dancers were Locsin’s protégés while she was Artistic Director of Ballet Philippines: Christine Crame, Annette Cruz-Mariano, Judell de Guzman-Sicam, Annie Divinagracia Sartorio, Biag Gaongen, Kristoffer Legarde, Monique Uy, and Perry Sevidal.
Veteran theater actor, Melvin Lee, portrays the role of Sabel.
Sayaw, Sabel’s national tour is facilitated by the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Outreach and Exchange Division. Music is by Joey Ayala, Louie Ocampo, Jakob Rodriguez, and other OPM artists. Set and costume design is by Gino Gonzales, and lighting design by Katsch Catoy.
Due to the museum’s limited capacity, reservations are encouraged. Contact the BenCab Museum by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (074) 4427165 or 0920-5301954.
The BenCab Museum is on Km. 6 Asin Road, Tuba, Metro Baguio. # nordis.net