Workshop participants have the chance to be part of the ABS-CBN Talent List
You can still pursue your dreams of becoming a artist despite the COVID-19 pandemic as ABS-CBN’s Star Magic opens its year-end online workshops for 2021.
As in their previous cycles, all workshops will be done via Zoom call. Classes offered include singing, dancing, Tagalog conversation, and drama lessons for children, teens and adults.
What’s different this time is that Star Magic is relaunching its talent pool from the Artist Registry, which means all workshop attendees have the chance to be a talent in network projects.
“This is your chance to experience the workshop that all of the Star Magic artists have attended,” said Laurenti Dyogi, director of Star Magic, in the announcement video released during the press conference on Thursday, October 7. âThis time around, we’re going to enhance our workshops by including a part in the curriculum where those who excel in the classroom will have the chance to appear in some of ABS-CBN’s production and digital platforms.
Rahyan Carlos, Head of Artist Training and Workshops for Star Magic, added: âThey will have the option to act either as a second lead actor or as core talent. of the ABS-CBN TV series (in the ABS-CBN series).
Considering this is the second year that Star Magic has held online workshops, Carlos said they have already learned how to use the digital platform. “Hindi siya madali kasi mahirap ‘yung spontaneity factor (It’s hard because we lose the spontaneity factor), but we have to find ways to translate things creatively.
Award-winning actor Christian Babables also said that the workshop’s classes are not only for beginners, but also useful for seasoned celebrities like him. “Kailangan appoints the actors ‘Ã kasi times kami mismo lumayo sa learnings, katapusan na namin’ yun. Hindi na kami does the truth about ginagawa, ” he said.
(We actors need these workshops because once we stop learning, it’s the end for us. We won’t be able to do our work justice.)
While the digital setup affected the logistics of the workshop, Carlos said it gave them the benefit of expanding their reach.
Star Magic said their previous cycles included students from 22 participating countries such as England, London, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan and more.
In October 2020, Star Magic, in partnership with Artist Movement Production (AMP) in Canada, launched its very first online workshop for the Filipino community in Canada.
In 2021, Star Magic said they are partnering again with AMP to launch the first hybrid workshop in Canada, where 80% of the training will be online and 20% will be face-to-face workshops, with recitals and climaxing activities being done physically in Toronto, Canada.
Star Magic, in partnership with E-Talent Musikademy, is also expected to open its workshops in Australia before the end of 2021.
“Hindi po kami titigil para makatulong (We won’t stop helping) survive these days of pandemic in the arts, âsaid Carlos. – Rappler.com
Interested candidates can register for Star Magic workshops here or follow Star Magic Workshops Facebook page for their announcements.