Sanga: Ika-apat na Galaw. The Opening Night

Agnes Locsin's SANGA: Ang Ika-apat na Galaw

Agnes Locsin’s latest obra maestra, Sanga: Ang Ika-apat na Galaw, is not only poetry in motion, it is poetry PLUS motion. The homegrown talent who has become one of the country’s geniuses in the art of ballet showcases another tour de force as the latest addition to the series “Alay sa Puno” which took root in 2010 with “Ugat: Ang Unang Galaw.”

Opening the 4th movement Agnes Locsin's of the ode to the tree series

Dancers Sonny Locsin and Kris-Belle Paclibar M. headline the 60-minute production that exhibits grace and power.

Sanga Dancers: Kris-Belle Paclibar M & Sonny Locsin, Agnes Locsin's  nephew

Curtain call.  The dancers deserve no less than a standing ovation

Working closely with Agnes to deliver her fourth movement’s message of “take care of me and I will take care of you” is Biag Gaongen as the featured choreographer, who was the principal dancer in “Ugat”, and UP professor and award-winning poet Ricardo de Ungria performing poetry.

Agnes Locsin with Biag Gaongen, the featured choreographer

On the opening night, aficionados of all ages trooped to the theater hall of the Locsin Dance Studio and filled the venue to capacity.

All seats taken on opening night

From the roots to the branches today, Davao witnessed another stirring masterpiece by the creative artist.

Maybe in the future the tree will bear fruits, and that’s something to look forward to. If it does, expect more magic from Agnes Locsin and her ode to the tree.

Sanga will be on its final performance today, August 25, Sunday, 7 p.m., at the Locsin Dance Studio Theater along Quirino Avenue, Davao City.

For more information, call (082) 227-4753 or text (082) 284-4100 and 0916-909-5099, email locsindanceworkshop@yahoo.comor visit their Facebook page, Locsin Dance Workshop.

P.S. My apologies to Agnes Locsin & the performers for the distraction the auto focus assist lamp (the small red dot that lights up when the camera focuses on a subject) on my camera may have caused while documenting the show for this column. My bad for not shutting that camera feature off.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 25, 2013.

Sanga on opening night:

Budding ballerina Amber Hao; Carla & Lexine Tan

Alik Azurin; Iggy Castrillo & Kenneth Ong

Dada Lozano & Mae Mauhay; Cousins Lily & Mimi Castillo

Art in the family: Bian & Alex Hao with their kids.