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Junction Cortes: venue for the birthing of Teatro Abatan PDF Print E-mail
Written by apocarthinic   
Thursday, 05 August 2010 03:15

Dusk is usually dark at the river in Junction, Cortes where the saltwater meets and mingles with the fresh water from its headwaters.

But with a theatrically lit set and few tricks, the riverbank village center takes a magical look with spotlights beaming and heightened anticipation brought by the higantes joining the spectators for the formal launching of Teatro Abatan, July 22.

Teatro Abatan, a collection of community theaters from Cortes, Maribojoc, Antequera, Balilihan and Catigbian would unite to empower people, in a larger than life mission using the area’s rich culture and heritage as the source of power against oppressive poverty.

Teatro Abatan takes its name from the venue where the sea and fresh water meet. It also sits as the fitting venue for the Teatro Abatan’s weekly fare of plays and cultural numbers in a dinner theater concept.

Dignitaries from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the as well as arts and culture workers from all over Bohol and the country trooped down to the center for the Bohol Day capping activity July 22.

The Abatan Main Village Center is hub to the Abatan River Community Life Tours.

While there are plans to convert the center into a venue for an evening theater featuring community collectives along the tour circuit’s five towns, developing the software component of the plan takes on a bigger dare, agrees Teatro Abatan creative director Gardy Labad.

The center also feature shops selling souvenir items handcrafted by the communities of Cortes, Maribojoc, Antequera, Balilihan and Catigbian. These towns are also the venue for cultural interactions during the tours.

As daylight dimmed, the center slowly flooded itself with lights as activity builds up with the arrival of the guests.

Amid the flurry of the performers putting on the touches in their make-ups and costumes, the arriving guests took to the village center shops to get souvenirs and help the communities.

The national Anthem and the Bohol Hymn completed the opening reassertion of the country and Bohol’s strong cultural heritage as the Loboc Children’s Choir rendered the patriotic hymns.

The Punta Cruz Cultural Collective soon took the makeshift stage for the Pambansang Dalangin as expressing the country’s solidarity with the entire world in the global fight against corruption.

And just as everyone was about to mellow with the danced prayer, the innocently angelic Loboc Children’s Choir shared to the audience defining magic of music and songs in a culture of a people and place.

With the night’s appetizers priming the artistic palate, stage soon came alive and aglow with the home-cooked featured snippets of performances presented by the Cortes, Lincod Maribojoc, PuntaCruz Maribojoc, Balilihan and Catigbian Cultural Collective in front of an assemblage of the guests.

Cortes Cultural Collective helped people recall the fading and hazy memory of the life and exploits of Wadje and the community at the mouth of Abatan. A tale of empowerment and love of home, Cortes’ dance drama succulently presents the river tour’s value in protecting home and country.

The same taste is carried on by Tawag sa Bantawan: PuntaCruz’s rendition of the tale behind the historic watchtower done in the classical southern Philippines’ pangalay.

The homey themes unity against threats in life are done in artistic monologues retelling a 17th century Malabojoc and how it prepared against the piratical raids.

The joie de vivre of Lincod’s community life showcase in a dance reveals a community’s inter-connectedness with the creation. Celebrating the mangrove resources along the Abatan is a recurring theme in the circuit’s day tours.

Antequera’s Abatan ni Tamblot musicale showcases the artistry of a community who dexterously weaves a life story in a play that baskets it all: Tamblot and the olden civilization of people celebrating nature at its best, and poised at the brink of a crisis when made to choose between two life-changing options.

Catigbian’s realistic comedy attempts to satire at the way some communities view poverty while presenting a simple solution in a twist.

Balilihan, a town that keeps by its bosom a tradition of the rural Bohol succeeded in initiating the audience into the life’s rituals of a Boholano and paused no beat to engaged the audience in a kuradang that moved the festive center into one wriggling body in communion with selves and the mystical environment.

And as if it were not enough, next come-on was a fluvial parade of the puppets which peaked with a spectacular fireworks display that lit the village center’s sky.

At the peaking excitement, a memorandum of agreement between UNESCO and Bohol was signed to signify cooperation in supporting and developing the initiatives of the river management as spearheaded by the Teatro Abatan.
Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2010 00:19
 
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