Mailes Kanapi stars in Audire, a one-woman act based on sound exploration

Oct 27, 2015
Audire, a one-woman act based on sound exploration, wille be staged on October 31 and November 7 in Quezon City.

We hear, but do we actually listen?

For its third production in this year’s season line-up, The Artist Playground proudly presents Audire starring veteran stage actress Angelina "Mailes" Kanapi under the direction of Jeffrey Camanag.

Audire (a Latin word that means "listen carefully") is a one woman act based on sound exploration where sound is used as the kernel that creates the performance experience.

Playdates of Audire are October 31 and November 7, 2015 (Saturday). Shows are scheduled at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Performances will be held at 1701 The Little Room Upstairs, Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City.

Audire is an experimental performance that showcases the process of artistic creations, inventions and discoveries.

A process wherein the images of the sounds of the surroundings interact with the images of the artist’s inner sounds and thoughts that produce series of mental, emotional and physical images used to build a blueprint that breathes life to movements, situations, events and char-acters. It is basically an improvisation.

The actor’s life experiences and memories serve as the source of images that interacts with the sound to create vivid experiences that the actor shares with the audience. It is like a concert but instead of sharing images through music and lyrics, the actor gives you scenes, moments, happenings and even monologues depending on what the sound inspires the actor to share.

The actor is asked to listen to specific sounds that will set the foundation for the storytelling, the actor’s inner sound and thoughts will be primed to interact with external sounds that will provide auditory images and experiences that the actor can interact with and react to.

Jeffrey Camanag who is directing this play noted that the entire concept of this exploration came from the actress herself Angelina "Mailes" Kanapi.

“It was Angelina who thought of making sound as the primary element of the performance instead of just a support component. Every rehearsal was an ex-ploration of understanding and struggling to define what the performance is really all about. But in the end through Angelina’s clear understanding of what the expe-rience should be, we were able to finally decide. ”

As an actress, Audire is Angelina’s gift to her audience. It is up to them to decide what to do with her gift.

Audire is not the typical light and sound show or a sound and motion graphics with irreverent music.

This one-woman show explores how sound can be a powerful stimulus for improvisation. Through sensitivity and awareness, it can inspire interesting verbal and non-verbal responses that will create an interesting chain of events.

From vibrations to cognition that leads to interpretation. Interpretations that command subjective reactions. Reactions that are translated into series of actions with interesting encrypted information.

Remember: Everything around us are reverberations of inspiration, they are confirmations of the endless possibilities of imagination to inspire invocations that bring forth thought-provoking creations.

The artistic team of Audire are composed of Roeder Camanag (Artistic Director), Jeffrey Camanag (Director), Rojean Regoso (Production Manager), Rein Martin Ramos (Technical/ Lights Designer), and Shiela Espina (Sound Designer).

For tickets, call or text 0977-3062924.

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