Visual and Performing Arts

The Creative Arts Centre Selected Names

The VPA committee thanks all who submitted names earlier in the school year for the new visual and performing arts

building and its classrooms.

All suggestions were thoughtful and imaginative. However, after much discussion, the suggestion  and decision to call  the main building the Creative Arts Centre was made by the VPA committee to keep the name functional, clear and succinct. Bayanihan was unanimously agreed as the name of the main auditorium.

A VPA faculty group was formed to select submitted names based on gender, nationality and the number of nominations. The group also suggested names if the balance was not met. The table below lists the final choice of  names. The individuals who submitted the selected names will receive a Php 2,000 book token in appreciation of their efforts. The book tokens can be collected from the Head’s Office.

The selected names are:


Selected Name Room Reason Submitted by
Bayanihan Main Auditorium Filipino word for a traditional system of mutual assistance in which the members of a community

work together to accomplish a task

Borteujin Young, 13 PHA
Amorsolo Art 1 Fernando Amorsolo y Cueto, (May 30, 1892 – April 24, 1972). Amorsolo was a portrait artist and painter of rural Philippine landscapes. He is popularly known for his craftsmanship and mastery in the use of light. He was the first Philippine national artist of painting. Lara & Caleb Nath, 5AK & 2KP


BSM parents,

Michael Romero, 12 SFI

Abad Art 2 Pacita Abad (October 5, 1946 – December 7, 2004). Abad was born in Basco, Batanes. Her early paintings were primarily figurative socio-political works of people and primitive masks. Pacita’s most extensive body of work was her vibrant, colourful abstract art on a range of materials, from canvas and paper to bark

cloth, metal, ceramics and glass.

Adele Turner, senior school art teacher/BSM parent
Moore Art 3 Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA (30 July 1898 – 31 August 1986). Moore was a British artist best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. As well as sculpture, Moore produced many drawings, including a series depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz during the Second World


VPA Faculty
Lynne Dance Studio Dame   Gillian   Barbara   Lynne,   DBE   (née    Pyrke; 20 February 1926 – 1 July 2018) was a British ballerina, dancer, choreographer and actress. She directed theatre and TV productions, and is noted for her theatre choreography of two of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, Cats and The Phantom of

the Opera.

VPA Faculty
Montano Drama 1 Severino Montano (3 January 1915 – 12 December 1980) is considered as one of the titans of Philippine theatre. He was a playwright, director, actor and theatre organiser with an output of one novel, 150 poems and 50 plays.

He was also awarded a lifetime achievement award as a National Artist of the Philippines.

Alejandro Cogollos,

BSM parent.

Jeffrey & Vivian Ng, BSM parents

Behn Drama 2 Aphra Behn (14 December 1640 – 16 April 1689) was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first women to earn a living from her writing, she broke cultural barriers and served as a literary role model for later generations of women authors. She wrote under the

pastoral pseudonym Astrea.

VPA Faculty


Kasilag Music 1 Lucrecia Roces Kasilag (31 August 1918 – 16 August 2008) was a Filipina composer and pianist. She incorporated indigenous Filipino instruments into orchestral productions. She founded the Bayanihan Folks Arts Center for research and theatrical presentations, and was closely involved with the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company. Regina Co,

12 JST

Holst Music 2 Imogen Clare Holst CBE (12 April 1907 – 9 March 1984) was a British composer, arranger, conductor, teacher, musicologist, and festival administrator. She is particularly known for her educational work in the 1940s, and as joint artistic director at the Aldeburgh Festival of opera, poetry, art and drama.

Her father, Gustav Theodore Holst (21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) composed the orchestral suite The Planets, which is used in the BSM school song.

VPA Faculty
Lennon Music 3 John Winston Ono Lennon MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was a British singer, songwriter and peace activist who co-founded The Beatles in 1960 – the most influential and commercially successful band in the history of popular music. The Beatles split in 1970. On 8th December 1980, Lennon was shot and killed outside his apartment in

Manhattan, New York.

VPA Faculty
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