The Theatre at Solaire will stage the world premiere of Sabel, Love and Passion, a musical theater production starring Iza Calzado and the Philippine Ballet Theater with the special participation of Audie Gemora.
Sabel, Love and Passion essays the story of a dynamic young woman who loved, above all, to dance. From the depths of her depression to the glories of her personal triumphs, it was dance that saw her through, that helped hold her life together, that, even at the loss of so much, helped her regain her soul.
The musical is staged at The Theatre at Solaire on April 30, 2015. With Musical Direction by Louie Ocampo; Direction, Book and Lyrics by Freddie Santos.
Also, Solaire Resort & Casino and BenCab Art Foundation, Inc., have forged together to present a year-long series of exhibitions and events to celebrate the artistry of National Artist BenCab. The artist kicked off the retrospective festivities last February with the endowment of an assemblage of sculptures entitled Variations of Sabel, to the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, where he studied Fine Arts, and which bestowed on the artist an honorary doctorate in 2010. The artwork was created through a grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and is currently on view at the UP Theater lobby.
One of the most popular subjects of BenCab’s work is the inspiration behind Sabel, Love and Passion.