A word is worth a thousand pictures-Jude B

IBALONG: Battle of Humanity

Center with sword - Cheeno Maraig (Young Handyong) leaps into action while surrounded by halimaw (monsters). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Center with sword – Cheeno Macaraig (Young Handyong) leaps into action while surrounded by halimaw (monsters). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Written and photographed

By Jude Bautista

Based on the Bicolano Myth, IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino has a great cast in Janine Desiderio, May Bayot, Michael Salomon, Red Nuestro, Delphine Buencamino Trixie Esteban, Cheeno Macaraig and many more. The surprise was the very exciting and gripping action scenes for audiences.

Center with sword - Cheeno Maraig (Young Handyong) is surrounded by halimaw (monsters). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb8- March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Center with sword – Cheeno Macaraig (Young Handyong) is surrounded by halimaw (monsters). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb8- March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Delphine Buencamino (Ibingan), is also assistant choreographer apart from being a pretty halimaw. IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Delphine Buencamino (Ibingan), is also assistant choreographer apart from being a pretty halimaw. IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Choreographer Alden Lugnasin and Stunt Choreographer Jerry Ramirez were able to work immensely well together to make the fight scenes very convincing and thrilling.

Jenine Desiderio (Oryol), the sexiest snake has a deadly bite. IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8- March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Jenine Desiderio (Oryol), the sexiest snake has a deadly bite. IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8- March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cheeno Maraig (Young Handyong) battles Jenine Desiderio (Oryol). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Cheeno Macaraig (Young Handyong) battles Jenine Desiderio (Oryol). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

The musical is a wonderful show for all ages with wonderful costumes and a great lesson that teaches love for the environment. IBALONG runs from February 8-March 3, 2013 at the Tanghalang Aurelio V Tolentino. Watch out for more pics and a full review on my blog: judebgallery.wordpress.com

For ticket inquiries visit : tanghalangpilipino.org.ph

Tanghalang Pilipino official  Facebook fan page

Myke Salomon (Handyong) does a ‘300-like’ leap into Doray Dayao (Anino). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Myke Salomon (Handyong) does a ‘300-like’ leap into Doray Dayao (Anino). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Myke Salomon (Handyong) in IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Myke Salomon (Handyong) in IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8-March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nicolo Magno (Baltog/Kawal) in IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8- March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

Nicolo Magno (Baltog/Kawal) in IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb 8- March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: Doray Dayao (Anino) attacks Cheeno Maraig (Young Handyong) and Kristoffer Kliatchko (Angngolood/ Kawal). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb8- March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

From left: Doray Dayao (Anino) attacks Cheeno Macaraig (Young Handyong) and Kristoffer Kliatchko (Angngolood/ Kawal). IBALONG by Tanghalang Pilipino runs from Feb8- March 3, 2013 at the CCP. Photo by Jude Bautista

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