The largest multi-arts festival in the country, Pasinaya Open House Festival begins its three-day affair tomorrow.
Following the theme “Karapatan, Kalayaan, Kultura,” the Cultural Center of the Philippines decided to add an extra day to the growing festival, making it a much longer art journey than just a weekend affair. On its 15th year, the festival continues its two-part program, dubbed “Palihan at Palabas.”
Registration for today’s Palihan, the “Experience-All-You-Can, Pay-What-You-Can” part of the festival, starts at 6:30 a.m., at the CCP Ramp and Little Theater lobby.
For a suggested donation price of P50, participants may go in and out of the different CCP venues to attend the 30-minute workshops in various art disciplines conducted by leading artists, resource persons, and teachers.
There will be two days of Palabas, with more than 3,000 artists from different fields such as music, theater, dance, spoken word, and visual arts.
On Feb. 2, performing groups and artists from Bulacan, Quezon, Boracay, Laguna, Cavite, Tarlac, Batangas, Bicol, Rizal, Pangasinan and other provinces in the Philippines will take center stage.
The center’s resident companies, namely the Ballet Philippines, the Philippine Ballet Theater, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Tanghalang Pilipino, the UST Symphony Orchestra, and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists will present their season’s offerings on Feb. 3.
Another highlight of the festival is the museum-hopping, featuring various partner museums around the metro. This year's new museum partners are CSB Center for Campus Art and Calle Wright.
In partnership with the Museum Foundation, shuttle vans are provided to enable audiences to visit participating museums and galleries in Pasay and Manila such as Met Museum, Museo Marino, Museo Pambata, National Museum’s National Art Gallery, Museum of the Filipino People and Museum of Natural History, Intramuros Administration’s Casa Manila and Fort Santiago, Mono 8, Bahay Tsino, Destilleria Limtuaco, FDCP Cinematheque, Galleria Duemilla, UP Manila’s The Museum of A History of Ideas, Avellana Gallery, 98B Collaboratory, and NCCA Gallery.
There will also be film screenings, visual arts exhibitions in the various CCP galleries, Arts Market at the Little Theater Lobby, and tiangge in the South Parking area, among others.
The festival will culminate with a parade, featuring performances of the CCP resident companies and other guest artists.
Call the CCP Marketing Department at (02) 832-3704 or 832-3706, or visit www.culturalcenter.gov.ph for more details.
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