About the book:
From what necessity does one go and see a performance? In what capacity and for what use does one speak about it? How does that personal voice place beside that of others, including that of artists and audiences, of the past and the present?
Theater is a place to see and feel how acting and seeing occur–from start to end– and are carried beyond, for one writing a critique.
Volume Two addresses the nature and functioning of the choreographic art in its public expression or exhibition. As artist and member of the audience himself, the author takes on various modes of being within and outside a performance, taking on what he calls a hydra perspective.
Publisher: University of Santo Tomas Press
Publication Date: 2012
Size: 230 x 153mm
About the author:
Basilio Esteban Villaruz is a choreographer, choreologist and critic. His writings have been published in journals and reference works and he was a columnist for five national dailies. His book Treading Through: 45 Years of Philippine Dance won a national award in cultural studies.
He is Professor Emeritus at the University of the Philippine College of Music, where he helped establish the dance degree and the UP Dance Company. He is also Philippine president of the World Dance Alliance and a commissioner of the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines.