December 08, 2010 Balita ENTERTAINMENT
Rio Casino presents ‘Kungfu Revelations 9 Scrolls’
Acclaimed martial arts performance appears for a limited engagement LAS VEGAS –
The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino proudly welcomes “Kungfu Revela- tions 9 Scrolls” - a performance rec- ognized as Kung- fu’s ultimate ar- tistic achievement – to the Penn & Teller Theater for a limited engage- ment from Dec 10 – 21, 2010.
Presented by skillful martial arts practitioners from China’s Poly
Kungfu Star Performing Group, the show celebrates the nine virtues of this mysteri- ous yet eloquent tradition.
Directed by leading Chinese choreogra- pher Liu Zhen, the theme of the show is the quest to purify the soul through the pursuit of harmony, love, peace and freedom. A model of artistic visual poetry, the show features a combination of martial arts and dance, blending the disciplines in a dramatic and compelling performance. The production’s nine acts are derived from nine scrolls of poetry that unravel one by one before the audience: purity, sutra, diligence, spirit, listening, shape, serenity, devotion and paradise.
The performance celebrates the nine
virtues of cleanliness, diligence, discipline, stability, respect for the realm, wisdom, tol- erance, flexibility and self-esteem, which are all expected of any self-respecting practitioner. A visual feast with innovative choreog- raphy and action-timed music, the show interprets and portrays the soul of Chinese culture, art and philosophy.
“Kungfu Revelations 9 Scrolls” will perform two shows nightly Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 17-18 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. There will be one show at 8 p.m. Dec 12-15 and Dec. 19-21. Tickets are $60.50, $71.50, $82.50, and $93.50 inclusive of tax and fees and are on sale now at the Rio box office or by calling 702.777.7776.■
MANILA, Dec 6 – Angelica Pan- ganiban, who recently met her American father in the United States, has revealed that she is an adopted child.
Panganiban also divulged that her bio- logical mom died 2 years ago. The actress’s mom was buried in Singapore where she paid her respects during All Souls’ Day last month.Pa
nganiban only learned about her adoption on January 5 this year after taping her gag show “Banana Split.” She, however, confessed that, even before that, she already had doubts about her identity. “Noong high school ako may nagsasabi na sa akin na kilala ‘yong tunay kong nanay… Nag-start na akong mag-doubt [kasi] bakit may lumalabas na ganoon,” she said.
According to the actress, when she finally found the courage, she told her cousin, “Alam mo feeling ko ampon ako.” Her relative, she said, suddenly broke down and it was only then that she learned the truth. “Wala akong naramdamang galit. ‘Yong una kong naramdam nainggit ako kasi hindi pala ako part ng family na kinalaki- han ko na parang sa akin ang perfect na ng lahat,” she said.
She explained that her adoptive mom might have been forced to keep it a se- cret after she entered show business. The actress said her adoptive family was only protecting her from possible negative reac- tions once the truth came out.
She added that they treated her well. “Never nilang pinaramdam na iba ako.” Meeting her dad
Panganiban also did everything to find her biological dad, Mark Charlson. She said her father did not try to find her be- cause he thought that she and her mother had perished in a car accident. This was how Panganiban recounted her journey toward finding Charlson: “After kong kausapin ‘yong mama ko hindi siya sure kung ano talaga ang name ng daddy ko. So, ‘yong binigay niya sa akin walang first name. last name lang. “Una kong pinuntahan ‘yong website ng Navy and then nakita ko doon ang pan- galan niya, walang phone number, walang kahit na ano.
“And ‘yong mga panahon po na iyon wala akong plano na tawagan siya, makau- sap siya, gusto ko lang makita ang picture niya. Para lang mabuo ang imagination ko. “Siguro mga 2 weeks din then nahanap
ko ‘yong isang fan page noong ship na sinakyan nila. Then may isang tao doon na nag-post na never daw niyang maka- kalimutan ‘yong experience niya noong martial law sa Philippines from 1984 to 1986. Ipinanganak po ako noong 1986. So, nagbakasakali ako na baka nga kilala niya ‘yong Mr. Charlson na ‘yon.
“Nagpadala ako ng message sa kanya sumagot naman siya. Tinanong ko kung may kilala siyang Mr Charlson din. Then sumagot naman siya. Sabi niya, ‘Yes, why?’
“Noong nabasa ko palang yong ‘yes’ niya para akong nabunutan ng tinik. Hang- gang after ng I think wala pang 2 weeks, nagkausap kami ng daddy ko… Nagcha- chat lang kami noon. Noong nakita ko pa lang yong picture niya nanginginig na ako. “Para siyang lulubog, lilitaw…. hindi ko maintindihan ‘yong dahilan niya bakit ngayon makikipag-usap then para akong pinagtataguan. Dumating na sa point na nagpadala ako ng message sa kanya na wala naman akong gusto, hindi ko kailan- gan ng kahit anong support.”
She first talked to her father over the phone on her birthday. She said he finally agreed to meet her last month. Seeing her father and talking to him was like “magic.” The actress and her American dad spent five days together, and it was the “happiest five days” of her life. She said: “Tinatanong po niya kung ano ang mga projects na nagawa ko na… Nag- bigay ako ng mga DVDs para mapanood niya ako, para makilala niya ako.” She also gave him her first acting trophy as a gift. “Bilang siya ‘yong tatay ko, gusto ko na nasa kanya dahil sa kanya ako galling, sa kanya galing ang lahat ng ito.”(MNS) ■
Dolphy advised by doc to avoid malls MANILA, Dec 4 – No matter how keen Comedy King Dolphy was to grace the
opening of the 12th Cinemanila International Film Festival Wednesday night at the Robinsons Galleria Movieworld, he had to skip it for health reasons. Dolphy was scheduled to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from this
year’s Cinemanila for his invaluable contributions to the advancement of the local film industry as a comic actor.
“Until the last minute, I was convincing my dad to be here but he really couldn’t. He was advised by his doctor not to go to malls because he might catch pneumonia again. He had two pneumonia infections already and the doctor had advised him not to go to places with many people, one of them malls because he might catch the virus again,” explained his son Jeffrey Quizon. Jeffrey and sister Nicole Quizon accepted the award for their father, a trophy designed with a “bulol” image, a Philippine folk deity representing the god of good harvest.
Just the same, the Cinemalaya 2010 organizers beamed with pride when Jeffrey, an exact carbon copy of his father especially during his youth, was around to proxy for Dolphy. The young Quizon starred in the opening film of the festival, “Pinoy Sunday,” a Taiwanese-Filipino co-production directed by Cannes winner Wi Ding Ho. Jeffrey plays Manuel, an OFW. He is joined by Dado (Bayani Agbayani). They claim a discarded sofa one Sunday which they are supposed to bring to their dorm. Along the way, carrying the couch starts off a series of enlightening experiences that transform them to other dimensional characters. Before the screening of the film, Jeffrey showed us a certificate in Chinese from
the 2010 Taipei International Film Festival saying “Pinoy Sunday” was nominated for the original music he co-wrote with Agbayani. Next week, Jeffrey is scheduled to leave for Dubai to represent “Pinoy Sunday” which will compete at the 2010 Dubai International Film Festival on December 12 to 19. ■
Angelica says she’s adopted
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