Giovanni was currently in the premiere of Dreams, A Musical held in the historic Hawaii Theatre alongside Miss Saigon performers where he played a soldier. In addition, he starred in San-San Onglatco's film Zenaida which was part of of AFI Film Festival. For the theatrical and film version of the Song Cycle Aswang Ghost Stories, he starred as the narrator Tumao with Music/Lyrics by Florante Aguilar. Additional credits: President Marcos in Imelda, The Musical (East West Players), Romance of Magno Rubio (Inside the Ford - LA Weekly award nomination), Dogeaters, The Refugee Hotel (Center Theatre Group); Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, The Odyssey and A Christmas Carol and Conjunto.
A Film by San-San Onglatco
Inspired by real-life accounts of Pilipinx Americans between the 1910-1940s, KULARTS presents live dance performance and film premiere of Man@ng is Deity by SF Legacy Artist Awardee Alleluia Panis. Man@ng is Deity pays tribute to the lives of the 'manong' generation—the first wave of cheap imported Pilipinx laborers who powered the ever expanding needs of the developing United States empire.
Lakbai Diwa is a multi-disciplinary project that explores ancestral oceanic culture of survival, resilience, and prosperity. On October 24 and 25, 2020, Diasporic Spirit Dance Ritwal, a living dance prayer and meditation for the world with Spirit Boats offerings of food, flowers, herbs and power objects, and festooned with prayer flags was performed at Ocean Beach, Yerba Buena Gardens, Folsom Street, Bonifacio Street, and Lapu Lapu Street in San Francisco. www.kularts-sf.org
Aswang Song Cycle Episode 1 -Kundiman ng Aswang (Ang Manananggal).
Featuring Charmaine Clamor in the title role and the concert’s host Giovanni Ortega.
Florante Aguilar, Music, Lyrics, Guitar Fides Enriquez, Director Esperanza Catubig, Asst. Director Steven Douglas Smith, Director of Photography Chris Bell, Sound Engineer S. L. Weiss, Editing Video by New Art Media
Directed by San-San Onglatco
with Matt Pascua
Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity
Pun Plip Pridays, Ep.6C:
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