The Brooklyn Manila Project: Virginia Beach is an inter-disciplinary show uniting celebrated Filipino and American performers in a truly unique performance experience that ranges 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.
Informed 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 aims 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 of Olongapo. This program customized especially for Virginia Beach celebrates that connection between communities worlds apart. 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 PM at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.
Subscriptions for this season of the Great Performance Series go on sale Friday, August 16 at 10 AM at the Sandler Center Box Office or by calling 757-385-2787. Purchase tickets to 2+ shows for a 10% discount. Stay tuned this week for the announcement of the 2 other shows.
The current lineup for this season’s GPS is Amjad Ali Khan and Bach Cello Suites Festival. Individual show tickets go on sale Friday, August 30 at 10 AM and can be purchased at YnotTix.com, by calling 757-385-2787, or visiting the Sandler Center Box Office located at 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Tickets for this show are priced at $50, $40, and $30.
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. Experience the story of Filipino life and how growth and globalization unfold.
Mountain rhythms from Mindanao gently embrace while the contemporary electric Manila art and music scene energizes audiences for a full-spectrum experience.
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, join forces with American-Filipino choreographers, martial artists, and musicians in an unforgettable innovating evening of music theatre. Come celebrate the powerful beauty of the Filipino voice.
Music directed by Grammy-nominated production team Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer (Norah Jones, Phillip Phillips, Rosanne Cash, A Great Big World, Frank Ocean, Chromeo, Evanescence), The Brooklyn Manila Project represents 6 years of in-depth artistic collaborative work in the Philippines resulting in awards from the Independent Music Awards and the Asian Culture Council.
ABOUT THE GREAT PERFORMANCE SERIES: The mission of the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts is to enrich the lives of residents and guests by providing great and diverse performances, experiences, and educational programs for the arts. The Great Performance Series (GPS) is a curated collection of culturally diverse, world-renowned performers that ignites creative exploration in the arts and enriches the cultural life of Coastal Virginia.
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