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Express Your Passion at the Newest Creative Space, The Core

Where do people express their passions? Ask around Cebu’s creative community, and you might get a couple of mixed answers, depending on their passion. But you will realize one thing: that there are barely any proper spaces for creatives to let their passions loose.

MDF Productions continues to inspire us into doing what we are passionate about in a space that they call The Core, a place where passionate souls can be comfortable enough to release their energy and express themselves freely and uniquely.

Not long ago, the opening of The Core was celebrated, showcasing talents that inspired people to take a leap and do what they love. Of course, the facilities of the multifaceted community space was the star of the show with its basket weave sprung floors as the main attraction, designed to provide safety for all physical activities.

“The suspension gives a bouncy feel which softens the impact of landings,” says Margo Frasco, the woman behind the creation of The Core. “The floors absorb shock and lessens the tension and stress on the knees and ankles. Thus, prevents injury and helps in preventing further damage to the knees and ankles which mostly occurs later down the line as we age,” she adds.

Other than the basket weave sprung floors, other facilities that are available for use when utilizing the space are their bluetooth Bose speakers that is lapel ready. They also have mirrors that span 33 feet and are 7 feet high, with curtains that transform a rehearsal studio into an intimate area for non-physical activities.

The Core currently offers wellness classes such as zumba, yoga, meditation, pop dance, karate and dance jam for the kids but Margo has bigger plans for The Core in the future.

“I’m planning to add a cultural class that focuses on the Philippine culture and a high intense self defense class,” she shares. The wellness classes are taught by licensed trainers and certified instructors namely, Heno Rey Chin, Espie Esperanza, Jeff Dan Barrientos, Almie Tabal and John Joeffrey Dabatos Jr.

The space may be designed for physical activities, but it caters to any expression of art. Margo adds, “We blacked our walls and covered the door, windows and mirrors to transform a rehearsal studio into an intimate area for seminars, conferences, workshops, discussions and art exhibits.”

With the diversity of the space, surely, The Core would be able to spark some energy into bringing people to do what they love. “I believe that an avenue with the right facilities plays a vital role to anyone who wishes to hone their passion. The Core aims to be that avenue,” says Margo. “Drop by The Core and share your talent with the community. We have the space, you got the grace,” she encourages.

“My vision for The Core is a multifaceted community space that welcomes all walks and colours of life,” says Margo when asked how the idea of The Core embodies her character as a person. “I discriminate against no one. I believe everyone is equal and that we should always respect everyone’s decision. Everyone has the right to make their own decision,” she explains.

The Core envisions a lifestyle for Cebuanos that inspires individuals to freely express themselves through their passion. “My advice to myself is to just start and stick to it,” Margo says. “It’s hard in the beginning but all that effort pays off at the end,” she adds.

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Artisanal Cebu: A Chat with Renowned Fashion Designer Rei Escario

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Local Artists Showcased their Craft at the Tubo Art Fair 2019

The Tubo Art Fair had its second run in Cebu last September 13-15, 2019 at the Ayala Center Cebu, as part of the celebration of Cebu Design Week.

Tubo Art Fair 2019

The Tubo Art Fair had its second run in Cebu last September 13-15, 2019 at the Ayala Center Cebu, as part of the celebration of Cebu Design Week. Zee gives you a closer look in how this fair was organized and the various artists that came to display their artworks for the public to view. We’ve interviewed several known artists like veteran artist, Cesar Castillo, and renowned Bacolod artist, Charlie Co, about their artworks and their expectations for this year’s Tubo.

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