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Leave Taking, A Butoh Dance Performance

Posted by maria beltran on December 26, 2010 at 5:49 AM Comments comments (0)

On December 30, 2011, performance artists Russ Ligtas and Liyo de Norte will perform a Butoh dance for the first time together. The duo are veterans in performance arts on the street, stage, beach and other venues.

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Russ Ligtas has just successfuly staged Am, But, a trilogy of Buthoh dance, at the Bantawan theater  Liyo de Norte is now based in Manila and is just home for the holidays. It will be interesting to watch these two performers who have entertained the Cebu City audience with performances that are out of the ordinary.

The show is free and will start at 9 pm. Run time is 45 minutes. Everyone who wants to watch are more than welcome. See you there :)

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Lapunti Arnis de Abanico @ Kukuk's Nest North

Posted by maria beltran on December 22, 2010 at 12:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Students of Lapunti Arnis de Abanico from Luxembourg will be arriving in Cebu City on the first week of January 2011 staying until the 25th. They will all be billeted at Kukuk's Nest North with Grandmaster Raoul Gianuzzi to train with Supreme Grandmaster Ondo Caburnay .

GM Raoul studied Lapunti Arnis de Abaniko with Supreme GM Ondo since 1993. He stayed in the country for three years to learn the Filipino martial arts and have continued to do so until now. He has an extensive background in martial arts, having studied in Japan and China under various masters. Today, he runs a progressive martial arts school in Luxembourg and France that offers the Lapunti Arnis de Abaniko brand of martial arts. 

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Arnis is a deadly form of Filipino self-defense, which basically uses the garote; usually rattan sticks as the main weapon and as extension of the hands. This is done to maximize reach and power. The bare hand (which is usually the left) is used as necessary support to the right hand in the absence of another stick or dagger. In other styles, two sticks or swords are used. Otherwise, empty hands may also be used as effectively as when there are weapons.Check our photo gallery for some pictures of the grandmasters. 

Learn more about Lapunti Arnis de Abaniko here


Kukuk's Nest @ Gorordo at Philippine Pearl of the Orient

Posted by maria beltran on December 21, 2010 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Photographer Barry Beningh posted Kukuk's Nest @ Gorordo pictures in his Flickr page that brings out the vivid colors of the place. He used G "MIC" Painting under GIMP, and the raw picture was processed using Oloneo. The result is colorfully awesome.

This picture also appears in Philippine Pearl of the Orient, ART!! ?, Filipino Pride, GIMP Users,  and 29 other photo magazines and groups. Taken in November 14, 2010, Mr. Beningh had lunch at the Kukuk's Nest @ Gorordo. He obviously liked the place, enough to make it his camera's subject.

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Other Kukuk's Nest @ Gorordo pictures that are featured in his Flickr photostr eam are the delicious looking Beef Rouladen with fried potato and Luna, the beautiful food attendant that has been working at Kukuk's Nest for more than 7 years now.:)

Enjoy Barry Beningh's pictures at this site

Writer's Workshop @ Kukuk's Nest North

Posted by maria beltran on December 20, 2010 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Bathalad Inc., an organization of Cebuano writers who write in their own language had a writer's workshop at the Kukuk's Nest North in preparation for the book  Wanang or Empty Space that will be published next year with funding from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

The workshop was also participated in by students from the University of the Philippines and Cebu Normal University. Bathalad former president Butch Bandillo was the lead panelist with other bathalad members giving their poetic opinions too. :)

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Wanang will be the second anthology by Bathalad that gives young writers the chance to be published. Last year, Pasumbingay or metaphor was launched by the group, which was an anthology of poems by various Bathalad writers. Wanang, on the other hand, will have poetry and fiction section.

Sinebuano celebrates Christmas @ Kukuk's Nest North

Posted by maria beltran on December 19, 2010 at 12:34 PM Comments comments (0)

Sinebuano, a group of film enthusiasts and film makers celebrated their 2010 christmas party at Kukuk's Nest North last December 18. It was a night of  food, fun and gift giving.

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The group has been quite active in conducting workshops on acting, scriptwriting, producing and cinematography in Cebu City. Its membership is composed of a mixed group of people who have one thing in common- love for films.

Next year, the group aims to produce more Cebuano films and increase film appreciation in the community. Here's wishing them all the best! :)

Learn more about Sinebuano here and see more pictures on this site

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Nunelucio [email protected] Kukuk's Nest North

Posted by maria beltran on December 16, 2010 at 9:17 AM Comments comments (1)

Diwata Galeri at Kukuk's Nest North made its debut with a painting exhibit by renowned Filipino visual artist Nunelucio Alvarado. He is known for his unique style in depicting the plight of the Sakadas, the seasonal sugar farm workers, in his hometown in Negros Island in the Philippines.

Alvarado is a surrealist whose paintings are intriguing, vivid, provocative and heart wrenching. He staged his first exhibit in Manila in 1975. Tiempo Muerto, (Time to Die) one of his famous painting exhibits took the country by storm and insured his place in the contemporary Philippine Art scene.

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The artist has won various awards here and abroad and his paintings grace the walls of the museums in Singapore, Australia and San Francisco, USA. Nunelucio Alvarado @ Kukuk's Nest North will run until December 25, 2010. His works can be viewed during gallery hours, everyday from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Enjoy more of his art works on this web site

And read about the artist here

RastaClaus Invades Kukuk's Nest @ Gorordo

Posted by maria beltran on December 14, 2010 at 9:14 PM Comments comments (0)

The kick off concert of the RastaClaus 2010 was hosted by Kukuk's Nest @ Gorordo last December 11. Attended by hundreds of Reggae fans, it was definitely an awesome Reggae party. :D 


RastaClaus is an annual event organized by Junior Kilat's Budoy ( DJ Errol) and the consummate Rasta DJ Jk Gonzalez.  Now on its tenth yar, it is organized to give the less fortunate of Cebu City some holiday cheers. The audience are encouraged to bring canned goods, old clothes, school supplies and anything that can be distributed on Christmas.


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The first RastaClaus concert was held at the Kukuk's Nest @ Gorordo. It became so popular that in later years, it was staged in larger and larger venues. At one time, even at the yard of a church. This year, however, RastaClaus will travel around the establishments of Cebu City. You can expect a series of RastaClaus concerts in Cebu until the Bob Marley Day in February next year!


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Kukuk's Nest (North) Quitely Opens Its Doors

Posted by maria beltran on December 13, 2010 at 10:38 PM Comments comments (3)

Kukuk's Nest (North) Bed, Breakfast and Restaurant quitely opened last November 14, 2010 with "The Waking of Lazarus" by performance artist Russ Ligtas. The show was participated in by friends who "died" and were "resurrected" at the end.


In November 17, Bathalad, a group of writers in Cebuano Language, also did a poetry reading here. They were joined by Ludabi, which is perhaps the oldest Cebuano writers group in the Philippines.


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Not to be outdone, the XO?, the only performance arts group in Cebu also did a spontaneous performance in November 17. Founders Roy Lu and Raimund Fernandez graced the event. Some of the delegates to the first Cebu Bienalle last November 15-20 attended these performances.  


Kukuk's Nest North will host more of these formal and informal events.  ;)


See more of this event at this site



photo below by Photographer Mecca Maranga