Sunshine comes after the rain-A A +A
Sunday, July 29, 2012
ALL of us may have experienced some storm in our lives. But despite the trials and difficulties, we often weather the storm and move on with our life, this according to Faith J. Javellana.
The survivors of Tropical Storm Sendong, for one, have certainly weathered that very tragic part of their lives when they managed to stand still despite having lost some of their loved ones and their properties.
Yes, they survived the wrath of Sendong. But they still need some support that can help them fully recover.
And the School for Theater Arts N’ Dance (STAND) is one of those who provides support to Sendong survivors through a stage play “After The Rain” on Friday at Rodelsa Hall of Liceo de Cagayan University.
Around 30 STAND students performed ballet, contemporary dance, hip-hop, samba and different forms of dance depicting the different storms of life.
The audience got awed watching the one-hour performance that aims to relay the message that in every ray of light from the sun, rain would be its counterpart, and that whatever happiness brings to the sunrise, a drop of rain comes representing memories of the past that is full of struggles, sorrows and difficulties.
The life of a child was shown wherein he experiences rain in the form of struggle to win in any games. But despite of it all, he is able to adopt and go on with his life and gain friends.
The life of Sendong victims was also shown -- they who struggled their way just to survive, knowing that the greatest desire in themselves is their love for their family, neighbors and friends, sacrificing their lives so that others will live.
The play hopes to show that despite the pain and tragedy come a little ray of light from sunshine that would bring back life and love. After everything, the sun will fully shine and all will be back to its original form.
After the show, the audience can’t help but give a standing ovation not only for all students who performed well but for the message that the play had imparted.
“After The Rain” was held in collaboration with honorary members from Laguna, Manila and other STAND branches in the Philippines.
Javellana, the executive director and mentor of STAND students, said she was inspired to put up the event in memory of those who were affected by Sendong.
“I hoped that the students who witnessed the event would understand the realities of life,” she adds.
Proceeds of the concert will go to the local scholars of STAND who has the potential to perform.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 29, 2012.