This year’s theme for the third annual conference of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies is: “Where Are We Now? Temporalities of Globalisation”. At the conference I will talk about how the reiteration of the nineteenth-century migrant Manila musicians in the contemporary Overseas Filipino entertainers is historically rooted in earlier forms and temporalities of globalization that… Continue reading
The Global Theatre Histories Research Project holds its final conference entitled Translocating Theatre Histories on 19-21 August 2016. The event will conclude the project’s six-year run under the funding of the German Research Foundation (DFG), and will inaugurate the new Center for Global Theatre Histories in Munich. In the conference, I will be talking about… Continue reading
The International Federation of Theatre Research (IFTR) 2016 Annual Conference will be hosted by Stockholm University on 13-17 June 2016. This year’s theme will be “Presenting the Theatrical Past. Interplays of Artefacts, Discourses and Practices”. I am excited because it will be my first time in Sweden and I get to talk about some of the new materials… Continue reading
This advertisement shows that Lohengrin would have been the first Wagner opera performed in Manila in August 1895—almost half a century after the opera’s inaugural performance in Weimar. The Manila premiere production was staged by the visiting Compañia de Opera Italiana under the musical direction of Italian composer/conductor Maestro Ciro Cavalieri, together with the local Orquesta Molina under the baton of Filipino composer/conductor Maestro José Estrella.
Image: ©National Archive of the Philippines