The Brooklyn Manila Project: Virginia Beach is an inter-disciplinary show, uniting celebrated Filipino and American performers in an unique performance experience, ranging from meditative to electric.
Originally commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in New York City, this family-friendly program carries the audience to the Philippines, on a historic journey, from tribal to modern times.
Created by an unparalleled six-year collaboration between revered cultural chieftains of the Talaandig people of the Philippines, and, award-winning Filipino and American artists, this performance strives to illuminate and explore the space between tradition and modern life, across two inter-connected countries.
Virginia Beach has a very special bond with the Philippines, via its sister city association with the city of Olongapo.
This special program, customized especially for the Virginia Beach community, celebrates that connection between communities worlds apart, as Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer present The Brooklyn Manila Project: Virginia Beach, the third show of the Great Performance Series, on January 10 at 8 p.m. at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
The Brooklyn Manila Project masterfully weaves a rich tapestry of western classical groove with traditional and innovative Filipino music, modern dance, martial arts and multi-media content.
Masterfully weaving a rich tapestry of western classical groove, with traditional and innovative Filipino music, modern dance, martial arts and multi-media content, mountain rhythms from Mindanao will gently embrace the audience, while the contemporary electric Manila art and music scene energizes attendees for a full-spectrum experience.
Collaborations with leading artists, such as Waway Saway and Balugto Necosia of the Talaandig Tribe, legendary songwriter Cynthia Alexander, winner of Philippines Got Talent (Talentadong Pinoy) Daniel Darwin and Billboard chart-topping artist Elizabeth Chan, perform together with American-Filipino choreographers, martial artists and musicians.
The music is directed by the Grammy-nominated production team of Eggar and Palmer; and the show represents six years of in-depth artistic collaborative work in the Philippines, resulting in awards from the Independent Music Awards and the Asian Culture Council.
For ticket information visit the Sandler Center's website.