Posts Tagged ‘To the Flowers of Heidelberg’


Rizal Exhibit at the National Library in Madrid

March 8, 2012
For those who are interested in history, sharing to you the message of Ms. Beatriz Alvarez Tardio [3rd from right], a Spanish national, one of the poem readers in my omnibus film, “A mi Patria” [originally titled: Mga Natatanging Tula ni Rizal sa Wikang Senyas / Selected Poems of Rizal in Sign Language]. Ms. Tardio read “A las Flores de Heidelberg / To the Flowers of Heidelberg / Mga Bulaklak ng Heidelberg,” in Spanish language. The poem was interpreted in Filipino Sign Language by the Silent Steps members.

Dear friends,

I hope you are all fine and in good health. Here is the link to the Rizal exhibit at the National Library in Madrid. Everything is on the web (except for the wine and tapas you can have in Madrid after having visited the exhibit).
Under “Estudios” you will find the official catalogue, with bilingual texts (Spanish-English):
My article is the following “Rizal’s difficult position within Spanish literature”:
Best regards from Spain
Beatriz Álvarez Tardío

Shooting with Silent Steps

October 13, 2011

Last October 6, the shoot with Silent Steps, the all-Deaf dance performing group was held at CSB Theater. All five poems of Rizal were interpreted to go with the reading of the poems in Spanish. I intend to experiment or play with images for the Spanish version of the film. Actually, in making My Last Farewell, in tandem with FSL interpretation, I have already started to use the approach which I only wanted initially intended to use with the Spanish version. I find it interesting, and it is more challenging to play with image sizes.

Readying for the shoot of To the Flowers of Heidelberg with the Silent Steps at CSB Theater; Choreography by Myra Medrana