Chair of the Faculty Panel : Paul Alexander Morales Chair, Performing Arts DepartmentGuang Ming College
Paul Alexander Morales is a dancer, director, and independent filmmaker. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines-Diliman where he majored in Theatre Arts and was a scholar at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London. He served as artistic director of Dulaang Talyer (1994-2003), Airdance (2003-2009) and Ballet Philippines (2009-2017). Currently, the chair of Performing Arts Department of Guang Ming College.
Plenary Session B: Faculty Panel Paper Presenter
Mr. JK Anicoche (Visiting Master Faculty, Philippine High School for the Arts)
Topic: Responsive Pedagogies: On Teaching Artistry
JK Anicoche is a performance-maker and educator working at the intersection of art, culture and development work. He was the artistic director of contemporary cultural laboratory Sipat Lawin Ensemble and festival director of Karnabal: Performance and Social Innovation.Recipient of Davis Peace Prize 2019 for his “community performance for peace” projects in Mindanao, Ginebra Ako Para sa Entablado Award 2018 and Asian Cultural Council Fellowship Grant (2018-2019) supporting his research on performance and civic engagement in New York City. He was granted the Saison Foundation International Artist Fellowship Japan (2016), MONSOON Asia-Australia-Europe Performance Residency Australia (2015), and Japan Foundation Asia Center’s HANDS Creativity and Disaster Education Inter-Asia (2015, 2019).
Mr. Fredyl Hernandez (Visiting Master Faculty, Philippine High School for the Arts)
Topic: Anak na di papaluin, magulang na papaluhain?!? Ang Estetika ng Dayalogo ng Adbokasiyang Pandula ng PETA ARTS Zone Project
Fredyl B. Hernandez is a theater artist-teacher who started his formal training at the Philippine High School for the Arts. He is a senior member of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) in which he served as Associate Project Director of ARTS Zone Project, a theater and cultural advocacy program on children’s rights and positive discipline. He is also a faculty member of the Design Foundation Department of the School of Design and Arts, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde. He is finishing his MA in Art Studies (Art Theory and Criticism) at the University of the Philippines Diliman. His recent scholarly engagements include creative project presentations at the Articulating Artistic Research @ SYMBIONT at the School of Creative and Performing Arts, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) Asia Regional Congress, Hong Kong 2018 and 7th World Chinese Art Education Symposium at The Education University of Hong Kong; and Hybrid Practices: Methodologies, Histories, and Performance at the School of Performing Arts, University of Malta.
Ms. Katherine Sabate (Associate Professor, Department of Performing Arts, GMC)
Topic: Transformative Pedagogy: Learning And Experiencing Buddhism As A Cultivation In Creating And Performing Arts
Katherine Mae G. Sabate is currently the Program Coordinator and Associate Professor for Performing Arts of Guang Ming College Manila, the fifth member of Fo Guang Shan International University Consortium. She is also a Cum Laude graduate of Bachelor in Theatre Arts and a candidate of MA Theatre Arts at the University of the Philippines Prof. Katte is also a versatile theatre practitioner – she is a dramaturg, a director and an actress for the theatre. She is also an actor for film, TV and digital ads. As a scholar and researcher for Performance & Theatre Studies, her articles and papers were recently published and presented in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, USA, Paris, and Portugal. She is convinced that performance is a powerful medium to bear influence and education of cultures, histories and of faith, as well as healing to the human soul and societies.
Mr. Julian Tuyo (Student Life Officer and Teaching Assistant, Department of Buddhist Studies, GMC)
Topic: Revisiting Yanagi’s Unknown Craftsman: The Japanese Insight into Beauty
Julian Paniza Tuyo is a teaching assistant in the Department of Buddhist Studies of Guang Ming College and an officer of the Office of Student Life. He graduated as a full scholar from Guang Ming College with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Buddhist Studies and the recipient of the Outstanding Student Scholar in the field of Buddhist Studies. He received various awards in the field of leadership, journalism, public speaking, and debate. Some of these awards include the Vice President Leadership Award given by His Excellency Vice President Jejomar Binay, Most Outstanding Student Awardee by the First Midland Rural Bank of Iloilo, and the Golden Pen Awardee in Journalism given by the Regional English Circle of Western Visayas. He attended various conferences in and outside of country such as the Paris Climate Change Agreement in the Senate of the Philippines, International Seminar on Life in Chan in Fo Guang Shan Monastery, Kaohsiung Taiwan, Angat Kabataan Camp 2017 in Pampanga State Agricultural University, and the Fo Guang Shan Monastic Retreat Program in Fo Guang Shan and Fo Guang University. Julian also worked as an Assistant Technical Director and Lights Director of Fo Guang Shan Philippines Educational Recital: Flip 2016 held at Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Technical Staff of Siddhartha the Musical during the 2019 Taiwan Chinese New Year Celebration. Aside from putting much of his time in studying Buddhism and Philosophy, he is also a self-motivated poet who writes mostly in Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a, Filipino, and in English. He is one of the fifteen fellows of the 2018 Iyas National Writers Workshop of the De La Salle University which paves the way for him to collaborate with fellow writers from all over the Philippines. During his spare time, he likes to read books and talk about socio-political issues.