Erehwon Ends 2024 with International Dance Performances

Bayanihan Executive Director Marielle Javellana and Erehwon Foundation president Jesus Varela (center) exchange gifts on behalf of their respective organizations. Erehwon Center for the Arts has collaborated anew with the Bayanihan National Dance Company to feature, for Philippine audiences, the talented dancers of the Ryu Dance Company of the Republic of Korea and the Folk…

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“Amon Banwa sa Lawud” is Best International Feature Film

“Amon Banwa sa Lawud” (Our Island of the Mangrove Moons), co-produced by the Erehwon Center for the Arts and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies of Notre Dame University, USA, was chosen as the Best International Feature Film at the Louth International Film Festival.  The film was directed by Anton Juan, who also co-wrote the…

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Chavacano Artists Exhibit at Erehwon

Artists based in Zamboanga exhibited their talents in Metro Manila through the group show, “What Are You Made Of?” Isidro Floreta organized the exhibit which opened at Erehwon Center for the Arts Atelier last July 22, 2023. Special guests at the show’s opening were Department of Tourism Usec. Myra Paz Abubakar, interior designer Raul Lopez-Vito…

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Hampak: A Festive Anniversary Celebration of Dance

Erehwon Dance Company celebrated its fifth anniversary by presenting  a colorful celebration of Philippine dances through “Hampak.”  Choreographed beautifully were a collection of diverse brisk and striking rituals and movements of indigenous Filipinos, highlighting the meaning of “hampak,” which is a Cebuano word meaning “to strike, to hit, or to spank.” Among the dances performed…

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Erehwon Collaborates with Ateneo for “Amon Banwa sa Lawud”

Erehwon chairman Rafael Benitez and Areté Artistic Director (both seated), with film maker Anton Juan and Erehwon Art Foundation president Jesus Varela welcome guests to the gala preview of “Amon Banwa sa Lawud” at Ateneo de Manila University. Erehwon Center for the Arts’ showed its first full-length feature film, “Amon Banwa sa Lawud,” in a…

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Ang Amon Banwa sa Lawud Premiers in Negros

Introducing and reacting to the film are Director Anton Juan (center) flanked by (from left), Sagay City Information and Tourism head Helen Cutillar, former Film Development Council chairperson Liza Dino-Seguerra, Negros Museum Executive Director Tanya Lopez, and cinematographer Nathan Bringuer. At the Bacolod City premier were award-winning writer Jose “Butch” Dalisay, art restorer June Dalisay,…

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Erehwon’s 2022 Yearenders

Erehwon Center for the Arts culminated its series of performances in 2022 with two events. One was a major anniversary set of plays by the UP Repertory Company; the other was a recital organized by classical tenor Malvin Beethoven Macasaet. UP Repertory’s Golden Anniversary Show The UP Repertory Company held its 50th Anniversary celebration, “RPN:…

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Erehwon Center for the Arts produced the musical, “Bayan Bayanan: Letters from Home”

Which was performed at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines last July 29 to 31, 2022. Let us share with you some reviews. (reprinted from tatlerasia.com) Tatler Review: Anton Juan’s Musical Adaptation of ‘Bayan-Bayanan’ by Bienvenido Noriega Words by CARLO LAURENA August 19, 2022 This classic play, which captures the indomitable spirit…

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