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(From Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Byline: Amadis Ma. Guerrero
THE SUMMER DOLDRUMS TOOK THEIR toll on the performing arts in April, but thankfully there were some free concerts (and of quality) in May.
By late May-June, things perked up anew with a triple whammy from the Unesco-International Theater Institute (ITI): the World Congress, Theatre Olympics of the Nations, and the World Festival of Drama Schools.
Among the shows staged for ITI delegates was National Artist Alejandro Roces diverting zarzuela Something to Crow about (at E. Aguinaldo College, directed by Cecile Guidote), and a dazzling Realizing Rama (at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, choreography by Denisa Reyes), bankrolled by the Unesco.
The Roces musical was a cockeyed (pun not intended) view of the Pinoy and his preoccupation with his (fighting) cock. Young and stellar …