The leads of Dulaang UP’s Rizal X, Dexter Santos’ new musical, finally revealed. A lot of familiar faces I see here. Below is an excerpt from the PR that was released in Philippine Star.
Conceptualized, choreographed and directed by Dexter M. Santos (Orosman at Zafira) and with original music by William Manzano, Dulaang UP’s Rizal Xis a new work that aims to (re)discover and (re)introduce the relevance of our hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Using mixed popular media of today’s generation, this production aims to compile different points of view towards Rizal, his works and his life, in a collaboration of text, dance, music, animation and film culminating into a performance, which will refresh dreams and aspirations. A reminder for all of us of our childhood restlessness in dreaming and taking risks, an ax to our frozen desires and fantasies that has turned cold because of fears and hesitations caused by time and age. All of these threaded by Rizal’s colorful historicity and poetry of courage and burning passion in writing, in fighting for education, in the arts and in love that remains a relevant memoir for every generation of Filipinos all over the world.