CCP marks Heritage Month with premiere of shows in HD

To mark the National Heritage Month this May, the CCP Online premieres archival recordings and shows in HD that celebrate the rich and diverse Philippine heritage. 

CCP marks Heritage Month with premiere of shows in HD
Choreographed by National Artist for Dance and Ballet Philippines' Artistic Director Alice Reyes in 1976, Tales of the Manuvu tells the creation story of the Manobo tribe from Mindanao.
For its fifth week of online programming, CCP puts the spotlight on the Visayan culture and traditions in Pagsaulog: A Celebration of Visayan Culture premiering at 3:00 p.m. today. 

Catch one of Ballet Philippines’ most celebrated productions, Tales of the Manuvu, on May 14, 3:00 p.m.. Choreographed by National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes in 1976, this dance production tells the creation story of the Manobo tribe from Mindanao. 

Mir-I-Nisa, another Philippine dance treasure, takes the virtual center stage at 3:00 p.m. on May 16. Based on the story by National Artist for Literature Jose Garcia Villa, the Philippine Ballet Theatre dancers bring to life the tale of a Muslim princess who follows the Muslim betrothal custom. 

The sixth week of online programming continues with the Ugnayan sa Sining: Perlas ng Silangan on May 19.  It features four prominent regional performing groups, namely the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) of MSU-IIT in Iligan City, the Maskara Theater Ensemble of USLS Bacolod, the Sinukwan Kapampangan Performing Arts from Angeles City, Pampanga, and the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe Rondalla from the National Capital Region.

Another Ballet Philippines production will premiere on May 21.  The CCP resident dance company presents its version of the classic Shakespeare tale about star-crossed lovers. 

Enjoy world-class orchestral music with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra on May 23.  The online show will feature the PPO Concert Series V. 

On its seventh week, fashion and ballet come together on May 26 with the Michael Cinco x Ballet Philippines Autumn-Fall 2020 show.  Produced to celebrate the golden anniversary of BP, the one-night gala features Swan Lake-inspired dance choreography by Alden Lugnasin and the couture fashion collection by designer Michael Cinco. 

Musician Joey Ayala and Ballet Philippines reunite in Encantada, premiering on the CCP YouTube channel on May 28.  Presented as the opening salvo for BP’s 42nd dance season, it centers around the sovereign spirit of the mountain. 

The hit superhero musical, Zsazsa Zaturnnah Ze Muzikal, saves the day on May 30.  Based on graphic novel of the same title by Carlo Vergara and performed by Tanghalang Pilipino actors, it follows the adventure of a gay beauty salon owner who transforms into a voluptuous superhero.

Catch these shows at CCP YouTube channels.  Watch as much as you can for free.  The shows are live for a week.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at! #CCPOnline #50CCP

Topics: National Heritage Month , CCP Online , Pagsaulog: A Celebration of Visayan Culture
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