A variety of exciting activities await visitors in Pasinaya, the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ annual open house festival on February 7, 2016 starting 8:00am at various CCP venues. Under the theme ‘Family and Children’, the event forms part of the children’s programs of the CCP.
In a recent press conference, media representatives were given a tour to the FDCP Cinematheque Centre Manila and the UP Manila Museum of a History of Ideas in Ermita, Manila, two of the latest partner institutions to join Pasinaya this year. Other institutions that will open their doors to the public for Pasinaya on February 7 include the Metropolitan Museum and Museo Pambata on Roxas Boulevard, National Museum on P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Casa Manila and Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros, 1335 Mabini Gallery in Ermita Manila, Museo Marino and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery. Aside from the exhibits on view at these partner institutions, performances are scheduled.
Highlights of the Pasinaya include youth choirs singing ‘Bata Ang Bukas’ by Ryan Cayabyab, a drum and lyre performance by children, screenings of films from Cinemalaya and Animahenasyon festivals, puppet show, storytelling, poetry reading and balagtasan for kids, stage productions of Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland and the like. Different areas and venues of the CCP have been zoned and dedicated to the various art forms such as dance, music, theater, film and the visual arts. There are zones devoted to workshops and children as well.
Four international award-winning music groups: Boscorale, the Ligao National High School Choir, Baao Children & Youth Choir and Triple Fret will share their talent during the open house festival.
More than 3,000 artists from community-based and school-based artistic groups will participate in the 2016 CCP Pasinaya. In addition to the performances, there will be workshops, film screenings, lecture-demonstrations, exhibits and storytelling activities.
Pasinaya is the biggest multi arts festival in the Philippines featuring the participation of thousands of artists and hundreds of artistic and cultural groups. It offers a unique “Pay what you can, See all you can” donation scheme, as well as the opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of the CCP performance season.
Pasinaya is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and headlined by the Center’s own resident companies, namely, 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. (Photo by Kiko Cabuena)