ART 2 ART offers inspirational stories in its series of Christmas specials airing this month. Host Lisa Macuja talks to artists who have overcome various challenges to pursue their dreams in their respective fields.
Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Art 2 Art is aired every Sunday, 3:30 to 4 p.m., on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), on cable television via RHTV (carried by Cignal) and online through DZRH Live Streaming.
Today, Art 2 Art showcases the success stories of Project Ballet Futures, a scholarship program that gives disadvantaged but talented youth a chance at a dance career. Jessa Balote and Jamil Montibon, who were once scavengers, along with public school student Rissa May Camaclang, were all pioneering PBF scholars mentored by Macuja and now company members of Ballet Manila.
On Dec. 13, playwright Paul Dumol recalls how he came to write Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio – regarded by critics as the first modernist work in Philippine theater – while still a high school student. Dumol has written other plays on subjects from Philippine history such as Kabesang Tales, Ilustrado and Aguinaldo: Ang Pagpatay kay Luna.
On Dec. 20, Asia’s Got Talent third placer Gerphil Flores shares how she coped with the pressures of joining an international competition. With her soaring vocals, the classically trained singer became an audience favorite. As a special Christmas treat, Flores sings “O Holy Night” and “Speak Softly Love” in Italian.
On Dec 27, the producers of Heneral Luna – Eduardo Rocha and Fernando Ortigas of Artikulo Uno Productions – relate the long journey of what is now regarded as the breakout film of 2015. Buoyed by the success of the historical epic, they will proceed with two other films on Filipino heroes.
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