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Guang Ming College -
Performing Arts Companies

Vision

 A dynamic and sustainable home for creation, performance and scholarship that celebrates humanity’s oneness in diversity.  

 

Objectives

To spread the Dharma through Culture and the Performing Arts

To Foster Filipino artists through education and performance  

To create new works for a growing Buddhist and interfaith community

To facilitate and organise the student, faculty and community performance season at Mabuhay Temple and Guang Ming College

To give the students ample and supervised pre-professional opportunities to practice their learning in Dance and Theatre

To facilitate all performance needs of the companies including but not limited to technical and logistic requirements

To provide management and media training and experience to the students

 

Systematise and create marketing and documentation system 

Services

Artistic direction, planning and implementation

Scheduling

Companies performance requests

Audio-Visual and documentary production

Dissemination of culture and arts information 

Budget requests, management and disbursements 

Artistic & Production Team Profiles

Paul-Alexander-Morales

Prof. Paul Alexander Morales

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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).

Michael-Barry-Que

Assoc. Prof. Michael Barry Que

gmdp dIRECTOR & ADVISER

 

Michael is a graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts in Folk Dance, and the University of the Philippines Diliman in Dance. A former member of the University of the Philippines Dance Company and The Human Expression Dance Company (Singapore), Michael has participated in local and international performances, competitions, residencies and festivals around Asia and the United States. Some of his notable co-choreographed full-length works are Pavilion IV and A Wanderer in the Night of the World, and award-winning pieces such as Negatives to Positive, Trespassing Thru, and Lak-Bayabayin. 

 
Katherine-Mae-Sabate

Assoc. Prof. Katherine Mae Sabate

DTE Director & Adviser

Katte is a versatile theatre practitioner and educator – she is a dramaturg, a director and an actress for the theatre. She is also an actor for TV and film. A Cum Laude graduate of Bachelor and Master of Arts in Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines- Diliman. As a scholar, her works were recently published and presented in Malaysia, Indonesia,Singapore,  United States, Paris, and Portugal.

Katte 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.

 
Nazer-Salcedo

Assoc. Prof. Nazer Salcedo

GMH Choirmaster and Adviser

 

 

Nazer D. Salcedo is a stage actor, director and classical singer. He is currently finishing his Masters in Theater at the University of the Philippines Diliman. An Aliw awards nominee and recipient of several awards in theatre, Nazer has performed with top theatre companies in the Philippines including Tanghalang Pilipino (1999-2004), and was a soloist of UP Concert Chorus. He has taught musical theatre in various schools and is currently a guest teacher at the Philippine High School for the Arts. He serves as the Trainer and Artistic Director of Teatro Lasalliana of DLSU-D and adviser of GMC’s Guang Ming Harmonies.

 

Artistic & Production Team Profiles

Angella-Betina-Carlos

Assoc. Prof. Angella Betina Carlos

COMPANY MANAGER

 

Angella Betina “Abbey” Carlos is a dance artist with a passion for teaching and performing. A graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts (Ballet) and the University of the Philippines-Diliman (Bachelor of Music in Dance), Abbey has performed in dance productions and festivals in the Philippines and abroad. She received her Master in Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Iowa in 2018, where she was awarded the Iowa Arts Fellowship and served as a teaching assistant with the Dance Department.

 
Nazer-Salcedo

Assoc. Prof. Michael Barry Que

Theater & Studio Manager


Al-Bernard-Garcia

Assoc. Prof. Al Bernard Garcia

RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER

 

Manila-based dance artist and choreographer. 

Born in Tacloban City, Leyte.

 

Graduate of Philippine High School for the Arts (Folk Dance Major) and University of the Philippines’ College of Music (Dance Major). 

 

Guang Ming College faculty since 2015, founded Guang Ming Dance Project (GMDP) in 2016, currently the Resident Choreographer of GMDP.

 

Rommel-Aries-David

Assoc. Prof. Ohm David (Consultant)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Ohm David is a set designer and a teacher of technical theater. He was resident designer and technical director of Dulaang UP, Agghelon Vima, and Altera Pars Theater in Athens, Greece. As set designer, he has worked with various national and international theater companies. Ohm also designs sets for ballet, dance, concerts, pageants, and exhibitions. Recent works include Ballet Philippines’ Firebird, Tanghalang Pilipino’s Ang Pag-Uusig, The Dante Project under the Mellon Foundation and Notre Dame University, Dulaang UP’s The Dressing Room, Ang Nawalang Kapatid, and Siddhartha the Musical. The University of the Philippines awarded him Most Productive Artist of 2016.

 
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