After six months of (lockdown) development, Langgam Performance Troupe (LPT) is now ready to premiere its latest virtual work entitled, [KOSMOS], this coming March 2021.
[KOSMOS] is an online collaborative performance piece that explores and examines the meaning, purpose, and utilization of makeup—especially in relation to its gradual loss of use due to the global interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through a series of Zoom performances, the project asks the questions: “What now becomes of cosmetics? And what now becomes of the face in this time of facelessness?” Focusing on the word “cosmetics” which derives from the Greek word, kosmos, meaning “order”, this performance piece is envisioned as an attempt in putting things in order, in harmony, in the balance, in perspective, in universe, and in beauty—especially at a time when we are grappling with the world’s existing disorder.
[KOSMOS] is conceptualized and directed by Jenny Logico-Cruz. It also features a rotating ensemble diversely composed of both professional and non-professional actors: Alekxandra Toyhacao, Alex Reloj, Blonski Cruz, Gaya dela Rosa, Jacq Nacu-Garcia, Joel Garcia, JA Sarmogenes, Lawyn Cruz, Nikita Sacha, & Sarina Narida.
[KOSMOS] will be running its shows twice a month from March to June 2021. The performance schedule will be as follows: March 13, 27, April 10, 24, May 8, 15, June 5 & 19—all at 8PM via Zoom.
If you are interested to watch the show live in Zoom, you need to make a reservation to ensure a slot in LPT’s Zoom room. The fee to watch [KOSMOS] live is Php 100 only. Please follow the instructions below to secure your slot:
1. Pay Php 100 to watch the show live on Zoom. Payment options:
a. BPI: Langgam Performance Troupe Inc.
Account Number: 4330-0349-85
b. GCash: 0917-5481985 (Jenny Cruz)
c. PayPal (for international): firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Send deposit slip to email@example.com.
Please include in the subject of your email:
[KOSMOS]- (date of the performance you are reserving)
3. Wait for our email of confirmation which includes the Zoom room details.
The live show of [KOSMOS] in Zoom will also be followed by an Aftershow Talk entitled, “Finding Belongingness in the Remote”, at 9pm. You will have the opportunity to chat with the artists behind [KOSMOS] regarding the project’s dramaturgical and collaborative process given the restrictions and obstacles shaped by our current pandemic.