Saturday, February 06, 2010

Pasinaya: CCP Open House Festival tomorrow!

Choose from more than 80 shows at the Cultural Center of the Philippines as the CCP Resident Companies lead more than 2,000 artists perform excerpts of upcoming shows tomorrow, Sunday, February 7, 2010.

Dubbed as the biggest one-day performing arts festival, “Pasinaya 2010: CCP Open House Festival” is the opening salvo of the National Arts Month in February. The event will be held in all venues of the CCP including the front lawn, the promenade areas and the alley in front of the Production Design Center.

Highlights include the biggest gathering of “Tinikling” (bamboo dance) dancers at the CCP Front Lawn entitled “Bonggang Bonggang Bamboo: The Tinikling Showdown”.

The public is invited to “see all they can, pay what they can” from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Various activities will be held in different “Zones” all over the CCP.

CCP Resident Companies will regale audiences with snippets of their performance seasons in the Resident Company zone. Featured are Ballet Philippines, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, National Music Competitions for Young Artists, Philippine Ballet Theater, Philippine Madrigal Singers, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Tanghalang Pilipino and the University of Sto. Tomas Symphony Orchestra.

Other such zones are the Music Zone, Dance Zone, Theater Zone, Film Zone, Literary Zone, Visual Arts Zone, and the Children’s Zone. Pasinaya 2010 offers workshops, information booths, exhibits, film screenings, puppet shows, storytelling, performance poetry, a culinary fair and cooking demos, and an arts and collectibles market.

The CCP Pasinaya is held annually, and seeks to increase awareness of the CCP performance season and programs. This year’s Pasinaya is expected to draw crowds to the CCP anew as it offers audiences a day of fun and excellent entertainment through the popular “see-all-you-can, pay-what-you-can” scheme.

For particulars, call CCP Performing Arts Department 8321125 loc. 1611.

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