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NCCA Dayaw festival goes online
THE NATIONAL Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), is celebrating the National Indigenous Peoples (IP) Month in October through Dayaw 2021. This year’s theme is “Katutubong Filipino: Atin ang Tagumpay!” (Indigenous Filipinos: Ours is the Victory!). This year, over a hundred representatives from various indigenous groups will gather at their communities for cultural performances and discourses, notably on the shared cultural values embodied in their responses to the current crisis. These activities will be video documented and presented in five shows: Pagpapasinaya sa Tagumpay: The Dayaw Opening Ceremony on Oct. 9; Dayaw sa Sebangan: The Southern Cultural Communities on Oct. 17; Dayaw Sito Lubbon Na Unnot: The Northern Cultural Communities on Oct. 24; Dayaw sa Butnga: The Central Cultural Communities on Oct. 30; and, Pinagtagumpayan: The Dayaw Closing Ceremony on Oct. 31. These will be aired over social media platforms and television. The programs will include such topics as spirituality and well-being, indigenous learning systems, young indigenous entrepreneurs, safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, and responses to the impact of climate change and disasters. Special events include the Anyo: Assistance for Filipino Artisans virtual exhibit, the virtual launch of the Schools of Living Traditions e-learning resources, and the virtual launch of the book El Folk-Lore in both Filipino and English translations.
Salcedo Auctions’ Gavel and Block auction preview
THE ONLINE preview of Salcedo Auctions’ Gavel and Block auction can be viewed until Oct. 15. The auction, which will be held on Oct. 16, is for the benefit of Hope for Lupus, a non-profit organization aimed at promoting awareness, early detection, proper treatment of the condition. For inquiries contact email@example.com or call or message 0917-107-5581 or 0917-825-7449. To view the catalogue, visit https://salcedoauctions.com/auction/140/benefit-hope-for-lupus.
CCP presents Dance On series
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) Professional Dance Support Program presents a series of performances in the series Dance On, which will see dancers from the program performing restaged classics and original choreography. Streaming begins on Oct. 10, on the CCP Facebook page and CCP YouTube channel.
ARTablado presents ‘Sinag ng Sining’ exhibit
WORKS by Al Perez, Pancho Piano, Ral Arrogante, Gari Carreon and Rhea Jai Fernandez take center stage in ArtAblado until Oct. 15 at the 3rd level of Robinsons Galleria. The exhibit, titled “Sinag ng Sining” (Ray of Art), is a compilation of 48 paintings and sculptures which best represent the persistence and passion of the five artists who, despite being faced with the “new normal” took comfort in their art. Robinsons’ ARTablado remains true to its mission to give hope and opportunities to Filipino artists by opening its stage to talented artists who want to exhibit their works despite the pandemic. For more updates, follow ARTablado on Facebook and @artablado on Instagram.
Nilo Ilarde shows at Mo_Space
MO_SPACE presents “Old is the New New,” an exhibit of works by Nilo Ilarde. It will be open for public viewing by appointment from Oct. 9 to Nov. 7. For “Old is the New New,” Mr. Ilarde has created collages made from gathered materials extracted from both high and low culture, from art history and the commonplace, and collateral debris from the artist’s studio and the aftermath of an exhibition hanging. The gallery is open daily, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For inquiries, call 8856-7915 or 0917-572-7970.
Feature on National Museum of the Philippines
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) celebrates Museums and Galleries Month with a special feature on the National Museum. The National Museum of the Philippines was founded in Manila in 1901 during the American colonial period and was formerly called the Insular Museum of Ethnology, National History and Commerce. Learn more about the National Museum at the Visual Arts section of the CCP Encyclopedia: https://epa.culturalcenter.gov.ph/3/.
Musical tick, tick… BOOM! premieres on Netflix in Nov.
NETFLIX has announced that the movie of the musical tick, tick… BOOM! will premiere on Netflix on Nov. 19. Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent. The film follows Jon (Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables in New York City in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, he is feeling the pressure from everywhere. With the clock ticking, he is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have? The musical also stars Alexandra Shipp, Robin de Jesús, Joshua Henry, Mj Rodriguez, Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter, Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. The film is written by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment, Julie Oh, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. For details, visit www.netflix.com/ticktickboom .
Virgin Labfest gets new festival directors
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines, the Writer’s Bloc and Tanghalang Pilipino, announce that Marco Viaña and Tess Jamias will take over the reins in next year’s Virgin Labfest as the two new festival co-directors. Taking over from the two-year tenure of JK Anicoche, both artists will continue to steer the festival through the changes wrought by the pandemic. The Associate Artistic Director of Tanghalang Pilipino, Marco Viaña has received Gawad Buhay Awards for his work as an actor (Katsuri, Ang Pag-uusig) and is also a director who has worked with the Yugto Theater Ensemble and the UP College of Music. He co-directed Lam-ang, receiving the 2020 Aliw Award for Best Stage Director for a Musical. Tess Jamias is an actor, director, dramaturg, acting teacher/coach, filmmaker, voice talent, contemporary dancer, choreographer, hair cutter and machinator. She is a founding member of the pioneering independent performance companies Dulaang Talyer and the KoLabCo. She is currently the Program Adviser of the Senior High School Theatre Arts Program of the Philippine High School for the Arts. This marks two firsts for the Virgin Labfest — the first time there will be a woman as a Festival Director and the first time the post will be shared by two artists.
CCP launches folio on 2020 Gawad CCP Awardees
CELEBRATING its 52nd anniversary, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) virtually launched the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining Folio, the official publication of the highest award given by the art institution to deserving Filipino artists and cultural workers, on Sept. 30 via CCP and CCP Intertextual Division Facebook pages. Set to be released in printed and digital formats, the folio contains citations, essays, photos, and notable works of a performing group, a publication, and 12 individuals who have been named recipients of the 2020 Gawad CCP Para sa Sining for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Philippine arts and culture. The awardees are: danseur Nonoy Froilan, pianist and former CCP president Raul M. Sunico, theater veteran Felix “Nonon” Padilla, visual artist Luis “Junyee” Yee, Jr., writer Lualhati T. Bautista, filmmaker Clodualdo “Doy” del Mundo, Jr., architect Cristina V. Turalba, designer Kenneth Cobonpue, cultural worker Nestor Horfilla, Danilo L. Dolor, the late Tony Fabella, and the late Alice Guillermo, the Integrated Performing Arts Guild, and Liwayway Magazine. Follow the CCP and CCP Intertextual Facebook pages for details on how to get a copy of the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining Folio.