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THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) Film, Broadcast and New Media Division is now accepting entries for the Ika-33 Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video, a contest which focuses on independent films and videos which are not meant for commercial showing.
ACCURATE information about Philippine art can now be accessed on one’s phone — and laptop, iPad, desktop… — as the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) launched the digital version of its Encyclopedia of Philippine Art (EPA) in a webinar last week.
THE CULTURAL Center of the Philippines (CCP) is reviving its cinema program by screening selected films revisiting one of the most tumultuous periods in Filipino history — the Marcos Martial Law era.
THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) are now accepting nominations for the Order of the National Artists.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is holding its third outreach apprenticeship program for regional artists and cultural workers, but this time everything will be held virtually.
FIVE YEARS ago, the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival showcased only short films for its main competition as the festival started transitioning to longer production schedules for full-length features, bigger grants, and a unified main competition. This year is another transition year as the festival will again be showing short films for its main competition, and will be holding, for the first time, an online-only Cinemalaya experience as the pandemic halted any thought of conducting what is considered the country’s premiere independent film festival on-site at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
PROLIFIC dancer/choreographer Rafael Catalino “Nonoy” Froilan, filmmaker Clodualdo “Doy” del Mundo, author Lualhati Bautista, and furniture designer Kenneth Cobonpue are among this year’s Gawad CCP (Cultural Center of the Philippines) Para sa Sining awardees, an award given to an individual or group for their outstanding achievements and contributions to Philippine arts and culture.
ARTISTS from around Mindanao are being honored with the 1st Gador Awards, presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Kaisa Sa Sining Mindanao.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) has been transitioning to the digital platform as live shows and programs have been suspended until the end of the year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is making HD and archival recordings from its Cultural Content Digital Archives available to the public through CCP Online.
ON a gloomy morning in mid-August at the Quiman Trading workshop in San Fernando, Pampanga, lantern-maker Chris was concentrating on making a frame with some thin steel before his fellow lantern-maker and mentor Bong welded it. Afterwards, the frame would be wiring and papered over to become a multi-colored lantern. Chris and Bong were among 20 craftsmen who have been working on three designs commissioned by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) — a sundial, a line of baybayin script, and star-shaped lantern — since May this year.
SIX choral groups — one from the Philippines and five from Indonesia — will compete at the first Asia Choral Grand Prix hosted by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on July 21.
FOR 2003 National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, the role a National Artist is a challenging task.
THE SEVEN individuals who were conferred the National Artist Awards in 2018 will be given a tribute today at 6 p.m. at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), together with Hip Hop International Philippines presents the 2019 Philippine Hip Hop Dance Championship, with the eliminations happening on April 13, noon and 6 p.m., and the finals on April 14 at 1 p.m Around 70 crews and over 800 dancers are expected to participate this year. The dance championship will also be followed by the World Battles Philippines 2019 and After-party at the Cove Manila on April 14, 9 p.m.
IN KEEPING with International Women’s Month, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Intertextual Division held Gandang-Ganda Sa Sariling Gawa (GGSG) 2, a one-day Women’s Small Press Festival. Small is literally the size of many of the works: zines just 1/8 of a bond paper, colorful postcards and original laminated digital art stickers barely bigger than postage stamps. Postcards and stickers as the cheapest way to reproduce and to sell art are a mainstay of such events.
BEFORE the advent of Photoshop, the initial design for a poster was drafted by hand. A stencil would be made and the design would then be transferred onto a screen. A sheet of poster paper would be set under the screen, ink would be applied and pushed through the screen onto the paper with a squeegee. The paper would then be set aside to dry. Then the process would be repeated for the next poster, and the next, and the next.
RAYMUNDO “RAY” ALBANO is described by those who knew him as a “homunculus,” a “deformed clubfoot who walked with a limp.” The words aren’t meant to be cruel. They are said with affection, fond memory. Even Mr. Albano poked fun at his scoliosis, calling himself the “Quasimodo of CCP” — that is, the Cultural Center of the Philippines, where he succeeded Roberto Chabet as museum director in 1970. It was a post that Mr. Albano held until he died in 1985 at the age of 38.
IF IMELDA MARCOS is still not behind bars next year, she will probably be attending the 50th anniversary celebration of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), a project she initiated.
THE WINNERS of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ 13 Artists awards this year demonstrated that they’re not only concerned with their aesthetics, but also with what is happening in reality. The recipients have responded to the problems of our times: extrajudicial killings, social injustices, the oppressed’s endless plight, and fake news.
IF THE spirit of the Filipina could be contained in one item, perhaps it’s in the terno. The popular adage goes that the Filipina spent 300 years in a convent, and 40 years in Hollywood, and it’s evident in the manner by which the terno falls on the body. The length and the sleeves suggest a certain demureness, but the flamboyant butterfly sleeves achieve a certain sense of pride and action, while the flattering, form-fitting cut and silhouette suggests a confident woman with an ability to stand tall.
A FILM about a T’boli dancer who experiences a sudden turn of events in her pursuit of a good life for her family, bagged first prize in the Short Feature category and Best Regional Entry at the 30th Gawad CCP Para sa Alternatibong Pelikula at Video awards night held on Aug. 6 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).
DESPITE OUR differences in religion, culture, and lifestyle, the Philippines and its neighboring countries are held together by the language of art. To demonstrate both the contrasts and the resemblances, the Philippines is hosting a contemporary art exhibition called Ties of History: Art in Southeast Asia.
BESIDES the usual stories of friendship and romance, the Virgin Labfest’s entries this year include stories on social issues like extrajudicial killings and the effects of the seige of Marawi.
LIKE BOOKS, newspapers, and magazines that struggle to survive the digital and paperless world, print, as a form of art, is also confronted by the same dilemma — and more.
Ballet Philippines' Young Choreographers Showcase will be held from June 9-10 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Seven pieces will be presented for the first time.
TRAFFIC, and not the misconception that art is elitist, is the reason why many find the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) to be,...
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) announced this year’s winners of the prestigious Thirteen Artists Awards. They are: dancer Eisa Jocson, performance artist...
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