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The Chrysalis

EVER wondered what makes a woman “Perfect”?

Through the magical lenses of the “Magnificent 7” you can now see and experience the “Perfect Woman” up close in the Chrysalis photo exhibit.

Featuring the work of the country’s most notable photographers and marvelous costume pieces by Eric Pineda, the Chrysalis is a convergence among 7 prominent names in photography:

Jun De Leon

Raymund Isaac

Manny Librodo

Mandy Navasero

BJ Pascual

Wig Tysmans

Patrick Uy

Each having their own style and perception of what a perfect woman is, these master photographers convey their interpretation of the perfect woman as embodied by M Butterfly’s Song Liling.

The photos included in the Chrysalis exhibit bring much more than what meets the eye. At first glance, one will certainly be taken away with the exquisite beauty, mystery and enchantment that flows from each portrait. But as you look closer, you will realize that each photo, inspired by different lines from the play, shows us fragments of a spectacular tale on Love, Power and Deception.

This photo exhibit is entitled Chrysalis as it is symbolic to how this re-staging of David Henry Hwang’s Tony Award winning M Butterfly has grown and transitioned. First staged in the Philippines in 1990, lead star RS Francisco spreads his vibrant wings, once again, to bring back this provocative masterpiece to the country. Yet, what started as a simple desire of RS to re-live his iconic performance gave birth to several benevolent projects which includes this Chrysalis.

Devised by Toots Tolentino, Jhett Tolentino and RS Francisco, 100% of the proceeds from auctioned photos in the exhibit (just like the play) will also go to charity – particularly to a chosen foundation of the photographer who captured the photo.

The Chrysalis photo exhibit will be ongoing at the main hall of Maybank Performing Arts Theater from September 12 – 30, 2018 (for the duration of M. Butterfly’s staging) in which photos will be sold through a silent auction. With a starting bid of PhP50,000, only THREE LIMITED EDITION PRINTS of each Master photographer were produced for this exhibition.

Make that first impression last! Choose the portraits that catch your eye before these rare prints get sold out and be an instrument in helping our famous lensmen give back and make a difference.

In a world where everything is not what it seems, it is through the goodness of one’s heart and beauty of one’s soul that we can define the true meaning of beauty.

All participating buyers are requested to send their silent bids to either the following email address or mobile number: mbutterflymanila@gmail.com / 0917-623-3834

Kindly include the following information together with your bids:

Full Name

Home Address


Mobile Number

Deadline: Sept. 29 – 12 noon.

All emailed bids received after 12 noon will no longer be included.

The Chrysalis team will inform the winning bidder at 6 pm via email, phone call and SMS.

The winners can claim their chosen artwork on September 30 at the M. Butterfly Registry, G/F Maybank Performing Arts Theater on or before 8 pm upon settlement of payment.

For further inquiries regarding silent bidding, kindly please contact ISHA GERMENTIL at mobile number 0917-623-3834.

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