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WSD2017|Rak of Aegis 2014
 
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.

Exhibition

Professional Designers

Philippines

Mio Infante

Rak of Aegis 2014

Selected Category: Set Design

Category: Set Design

Design Statement

Torrential rain and flooding, the effect of Global warming, inherently affecting the socio- economic lives of this perennially submerged town of Villa Venezia. With music by the 90's Filipino rock band, Aegis, this show seems to poke fun with the name jukebox broadway musical of the similar sounding title. However, "RAK" is actually short for "Rakrakan", a street slang for "rockin' it out".
Rak of Aegis, looks at the Filipino resilience to, literally, rise above circumstance, make do, and diversify.
The mise en scene includes a flooded community which have all transferred everyday lives on to the upper floors, and traverse over makeshift bridges of found tables and chairs -- as if life on stilts. A makeshift banca boat pushed in and out by a neighborhood tricycle driver turned "gondolier', on a garbage filled flooded street; and the waters of the flood rise and fall on cue. Miniature 'tenement' (bird) houses overlook the already-cramped urban community of Villa Venezia.

Video/Audio

Mio Infante

Mio Infante designs for theatre, dance, television and corporate industrials. He earned his MA Scenography/Theatre Design from Wimbledon School of Art, after obtaining his Bachelors in Interior Design from the University of the Philippines. He is Managing Partner at Sceneshop, Inc. and Associate Artistic Director for 9WorksTheatrical. He recently was Theming consultant for KidZania Manila.

Email Address: sceneshopmio@gmail.com

Theatre Company Philippine Education Theater Association PETA

The Premiere Date of Production 2014-01-30

The Premiere Space of Production PETA Phinma Theater

Author Liza Magtoto

Director/ Choreographer Maribel Legarda (director)

Set Designer Mio Infante

Lighting Designer Jon Jon Villareal

Costume Designer Carlo Pangunaling

Sound Designer Myke Salomon, Happy Constantino

Other Creative Collaborator/s Musical Director and Arranger - Myke Salomon
Choreographer - Gio Gahol
Accessories Designer - Joanne Pamintuan
Shoe Designer - Maco Custodio