Arts & Leisure

A day of workshops added to this year’s Pasinaya festival

Posted on January 25, 2017

PASINAYA, the annual open house festival of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), will be offering a diverse menu of workshops and performances on Feb. 4 and 5. The Pasinaya 2017 edition -- with the theme “Arts for Peace” -- is billed “Palihan at Palabas (Workshops and Shows).”

This year’s Pasinaya introduces the Palihan or Workshop with the addition of a whole day of workshops tackling the performing arts, popular arts, visual arts and literature, on Feb. 4 at 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The workshops will be held by leading artists and teachers.

These short workshops, CCP Vice-President and Artistic Director Chris B. Millado said: “are designed as ‘samplers’ or ‘patikim’ of the long and more intensive workshops offered yearly by the resident companies and other groups.”

In the field of dance, there will be workshops on hiphop, ballroom and folk dance, ballet for babies and adults, modern ballet and creative movement for teachers. Theater workshops will include musical theater; and children’s, teens, and adult theater workshops. Music workshops will include classes for classical guitar, rondalla, Philippine musical instruments, percussion, chamber music, solo singing, children and youth choir singing, handbell ringing, and ukulele. For the classical guitar and ukulele workshops, participants are free to bring their own nylon-stringed guitars and ukuleles.

For a suggested donation of P50, participants may go in and out of the different CCP venues to attend 30-minute workshops that will be held throughout the day until 2:45 p.m.

The Palabas portion of Pasinaya 2017 will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5, when audiences may take a peek at the offerings in the 2017 CCP performance season. The CCP resident companies -- the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Santo Tomas Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), Philippine Madrigal Singers and Tanghalang Pilipino -- will perform excerpts from their productions schedules for the 2017-2018 season. Meanwhile, artists and performing groups from all over the country will also perform throughout the day. Pasinaya Palabas starts with a pre-show at 7:30 a.m. and ends with a People’s Gala at 6 p.m.

In the past two years, the Festival has expanded its performances to partner museums in the vicinity of the CCP. New venues of the Pasinaya this year include the Avellana Gallery, Galleria Duemila, The Museum at De La Salle University-Manila, the GSIS Museum, 98B Collaboratory in Binondo, and Liwasang Balagtas, Pandacan.

For more information, call the CCP Marketing Department at 832-3704 or 832-3706.