January 19, 2017

Events at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (January to March 2017)

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    CCP Vice President-Artistic Director Chris Millado introduces the events CCP has in store for Season 2017.

    For decades now, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) continues to showcase the talents of Filipino artists – may it be in the field of music, dance, theater, literature, visual arts, and film. It has been a home to many who aspires as the CCP always supported and encourage the growth and preservation of, not only the people behind the art, but also of the country’s arts and culture.

    Through various events, exhibits, and performances, the center gives the new and veteran artists a platform that highlights the Filipino’s excellence, artistry, and culture.

    Revealed in an Institutional Press Conference on January 18, here are some of the events CCP has in store for everyone for the first quarter of 2017:

    The cast of Noli Me Tangere, the Opera during the presscon.

     The cast of Noli Me Tangere, the Opera during the presscon.


    January 28-29

     See Jose Rizal’s classic novel as it comes on stage in Noli Me Tangere, the Opera. Directed by Jerry Sibal, this world-class performance will talk about Rizal’s famous story of forbidden love, betrayal, and revenge. (See more: CCP brings back ‘Noli Me Tangere, The Opera’)


    February 4-5

     Pasinaya is said to be the largest multi-arts festival in the country as it is an event that celebrates the talents of the Filipino in various art forms. This year’s Pasinaya will now be a two-day event as CCP will be introducing an additional day for “palihan” (workshops), open to anyone who wants to learn more about dance, music, theater, and art appreciation. This year’s events will be following the theme: “Peace”.


    February 8-26

     Now on its third year, Fringe is an artist-driven community celebration that showcases the fresh, the daring, and the groundbreaking when it comes to theater, literature, film, cabaret, and every other genre and medium in between. This year’s festival will be featuring artists like: Deus Sex Machina, ADHD PH, Astrosininglaya, Fringe University Performances.

    A sneak peak of one of the performances to watch during Indak Filipinas.

    A sneak peak of one of the performances to watch for during Indak Filipinas.


    March 7-9

    This event is a celebration of the country’s heritage, especially through dance and music. It will be featuring some of the best professional dance companies in the country, as well as school and community-based dance groups


    March 30-31

    The second year of Performantura will continue to celebrate Philippine literature, mixing it with music, theater, dance, film, and visual arts. Following the theme “Sa loob at labas ng bayan kong sawi,” a line from Francisco Balagtas’ classic “Florante’t Laura”, poets and artists will be performing in various places in the country as a way to highlight and to make the literature of the Filipinos more known. There will also be workshops, film screenings, and storytelling events which will be part of this festival.


    The Cultural Center of the Philippines will also be launching the Encyclopedia of Philippine Arts this year. This encyclopedia will consist of 12 volumes and researches from more than 300 researchers under Dr. Nicanor Tiongson. It will be available in print, digital, and online versions by the third quarter of 2017.

    It was also announced that 3 new CCP buildings – the Black Box Theater which will also be called “Tanghalang Ignacio”, the Performing Arts Center, and an Artist Center – will be constructed by the end of 2017 and the years to come which will enable the center to house and to welcome more artists and performers – both the new and the veterans.

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