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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Blacksoup Presents Workshops for Summer 2009

blacksoup presents…
workshops for summer 2009

Storytelling Workshop by Bodjie Pascua
April 23 & 25
10:00 – 4:00 PM
Limited to 10-12 participants only
Workshop Fee: P 1,500

A workshop on the principles and techniques of storytelling. Highly recommended to teachers, parents and librarians. Input will include performance skills, improvisation and interactive skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, analyzing stories to maximize impact on listeners.


Attended acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in New York. He started working for hi BFA degree at the University of Southern California which he eventually obtained from New York University in 1978. At NYU, played the title role in Moliere’s “The Bourgeois Gentleman”. To date, he has appeared in over 100 productions with the Philippines’ top theatre companies. Filipino children perhaps know him best as “Kuya Bodjie” in the TV shows “Batibot”, “Bulilit”, and “Sige, Sali Ka Na!”, and currently as “Tito Luis” in ABS-CBN Foundation’s “Epol-Apple”. He is a consistent nominee for Star Awards’ Best Children’s Show Host, which he has already won twice. He helped conceptualize and produce “Bulilit” (1990 Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Children’s Show) and “Sige, Sali Ka Na!”. He is also a freelance actor for film, TV, radio, and commercials and documentaries, directs, writes, has collaborated with young filmmakers in developing their award-winning short films and has been all over the Philippines as a popular storyteller to children of all ages. Also a Theater, Acting, and Storytelling Teacher/Facilitator , he has designed curricula and /or given classes to numerous groups in the Philippines. He was founding president of Alitaptap Storytellers’ Club at the Museo Pambata and used to sit as a Sectoral Representative for Storytellers at the Philippine Board on Books for Young People.

Drawing and Crafts Workshop by Robert Alejandro
May 7, 2009
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Limited to 10-12 participants only
Workshop fee: P750.00

A session on how to teach drawing and crafts for kids. Input will include drawing and using found objects in creating artworks. Recommended for nursery and elementary school teachers.

Robert Alejandro

Robert has been in the art and design industry for decades. He illustrates and designs for family business “papemelroti”. As an on-camera reporter for Cheche Lazaro’s “The Probe Team”, he was the drawing reporter”, often sketching during the reportage. He also hosted the popular “Art is-kool’, an art show for children. Today, he continues to design freelance for various clients and recently authored and illustrated his first book: Backpacking – Southeast Asia and some parts of China.

Animation Workshop for Kids by Ricky Orellana
May 2, 9, 16, 2009
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Limited to 8-10 participants with age ranging from 7-13 years old
Workshop Fee: P 2,300 including kid’s merienda

Learn the basics of animation using paper and clay in three sessions. Make your drawings and clay figures move!


Has worked variously as Director, Film Editor and Art Director on short and feature films and documentaries. He began to make films while studying Architecture at the University of the Santo Tomas, and made experimental films at a workshop by German filmmaker Christoph Janetzko. His representative work is “Sa Maynila” which won Best Documentary award at the 3rd Gawad CCP para sa Aletrnatibong Pelikula at Video in 1989 and Best Documentary at the 8th FAP Student Motion Picture Awards in 1990. He has directed documentary films the National Artist Arturo Rogerio Luz and Lucio San Pedro. He is the founder of Animagination, a network of local independent animators, as well as board member of the Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI) He is currently the Archives Head at the Mowelfund Film Institute.

For more information, contact blacksoup at telephone 4398838, email blacksoup2005@ or Or you can visit and register at our shop at blacksoup project artspace + café, shop 61, cubao expo, general romulo avenue, araneta center, cubao, quezon city. Look for the “blue shop”.

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