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February 28, 2011

Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group

The Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group (ROFG) was founded in 1972, and started out as a fledgling folk dance company composed of some thirty performers. Leaning on the vast amount of data and artifacts that he has accumulated while doing research over the years, Ramon A. Obusan thought of starting a dance company that would mirror the traditional culture of the Philippines through dance and music.

For over thirty years the ROFG has created a niche in the world of dance as forerunner of Philippine dance performed closest to its original form. Boasting over a thousand performances in the Philippines and abroad, the ROFG has been one of the Cultural Center of the Philippines' leading resident companies since 1986.

Though steep with international recognition, the ROFG has never forgotten the people who are the very source of its pride. For the past two decades, it has documented and performed the rituals of more than 50 ethno-linguistic groups from within the country. With more than twenty outstanding full-length Filipino dance works, among which are the memorable suites from the Cordillera, Bagobo, T'boli, Tausug, Maranao, the Aetas and the Talaandig among others - the ROFG has served to highlight the authenticity of the movements and costumes of these people.


CCP Calendar of Events - Zsazsa Zaturnnah

Venue : CCP Little Theater
Time : No set time
Date : Feb 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 2011
Mar 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 2011

(Tanghalang Pilipino)

This rousingly funny hit musical returns! Now on its sixth year, the beloved parlorista superhero(ine), is back in fighting form to defend a small town from a giant frog, rampaging zombies and power-tripping planet women. Movie star Eula Valdez reprises her role as the stunning red-haired warrior who saves the world with her frilly-mouthed assistant. Chris Millado directs with a new set design by Gino Gonzales.

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino(CCP Little Theater)
Tickets: Php 1000 / 800

February 27, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events-PAP Fine Print Exhibition 2011

24 February to 1 May 2011
The Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Philippine Association of Printmakers (PAP) jointly celebrate National Arts Month in February 2011 with the exhibit Petit Format: PAP Fine Print Exhibition 2011, an exhibit of small-format prints by various artists who are members of or affiliated with the PAP.The exhibit endeavors to bring together as many artists/printmakers from across the archipelago to participate in a national exhibition that will promote contemporary Philippine art done in a versatile art form that is printmaking.Lenore RS Lim: FULL CIRCLE is a twenty-year retrospective of an artists’ journey in printmaking, revealing a total sense of awe at nature’s intimate grandeur, through an exciting plethora of traditional and cutting edge techniques.
Pasilyo Vicente Manansala and the
Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (2nd and 3rd Floor Hallways).
Free Admission

CCP Calendar of Events - Sampung mga Daliri


The Cultural Center of the Philippines, in cooperation with the UST Symphony Orchestra, will present the “27th Sampung Mga Daliri atbp.” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm.

An annual event of the UST Conservatory of Music, and in conjunction with the University’s Quadricentennial celebration, this uniquely special presentation features ten grand pianos in performance, mostly in tandem with the other performing groups of the Conservatory. These groups include the Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Band, Jazz Band, Rondalla, Guitar Ensemble, E-mundo Ethnic Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, and the choruses. The various ten-piano groups consist of faculty, alumni and students of the Conservatory.

Conducting the different ensembles are Herminigildo Ranera, Renato Lucas, Arnel Feliciano, Ruben Reyes, Michael Jacinto, Ricardo Calubayan, and Teresa Montes. The concert repertoire includes classical favorites - Egmont Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven, Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens, Carmen Fantasy by Georges Bizet, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss Jr., Malaguena/Andalucia by Ernesto Lecuona; Philippine melodies – Pandangguhan arranged by Augusto Espino, Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika by Ryan Cayabyab, Kundiman medley arranged by Raul Sunico, and popular hits from the 50’s and 60’s arranged by Emi Munji. Lending special interest is the inclusion of the UST Quadricentennial song Ako’y Tomasino by Gerry de Leon, as well as the grand finale with the ten piano group, large chorus, and orchestra from Aida of Giuseppe Verdi.

Tickets are available at the CCP Box Office (832-1125), UST Conservatory of Music office (731-4022), and Ticketworld outlets.

February 25, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events


THE Cultural Center of the Philippines joins the rest of the country in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the People Power Revolution on February 25, Friday through various artistic activities.

Twenty five Philippine flags interspersed with yellow flags shall fill the CCP Front Lawn to represent the 25 years of People Power. The Resident Companies will lead the public in the ‘planting’ of yellow ribbons in areas around the front. The CCP façade shall be washed with yellow light from 6pm till 9pm. Audiences can watch live performances of the Philippine Madrigal Singers and Ballet Philippines at the EDSA Shrine. A radio program shall feature a balagtasan (poetic joust) on the topic “Buhay Pa Ba ang Diwa ng EDSA?” (Does the spirit of EDSA still live?). Tanaga or haikus on people power will be composed for texting and posting on mobile devices and social media. Photographs and images from the People Power Revolution of 1986 will be projected on the electronic billboard on Roxas Boulevard.

The People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) was a series of popular nonviolent revolutions and prayerful mass street demonstrations in the Philippines that occurred in 1986, which marked the restoration of the country's democracy. It became a subsequent inspiration for the Revolutions of 1989 that ended communist dictatorships in Eastern Europe. It is sometimes referred to as the Yellow Revolution due to the presence of yellow ribbons during the arrival of Benigno Aquino, Jr. These protests were the culmination of a long campaign of civil resistance by the people against the 20-year running authoritarian, repressive regime of then president Ferdinand Marcos and made news headlines as "the revolution that surprised the world".

The majority of the demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, known more commonly by its acronym EDSA, in Quezon City, Metropolitan Manila and involved over two million Filipino civilians as well as several political, military, and religious figures. The protests, fueled by a resistance and opposition of years of corrupt governance by Marcos, occurred from February 22–25, 1986, when Marcos fled Malacañang Palace to Hawaii and conceded to Corazon Aquino as the legitimate President of the Philippines.

February 16, 2011

Philippine High School for the Arts - Mission , Vision

A national center for excellence and leadership in arts, research, training, education, and support programs (ARTES).

To develop artistically gifted and talented students by implementing a special secondary education curriculum and support programs committed to the conservation and promotion of the Filip ino artistic and cultural traditions.

The Basic Education subjects prescribed by the Department of Education are in the PHSA curriculum. These subjects are handled distinctively in support of the specialized studies for creative and artistic expressions in the following disciplines -
- Creative Writing (Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, and Journalism in English and Filipino)
- Dance (Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Philippine Folk Dance, Dance Composition and Staging)
- Music (Solo Voice/Solo Instrument, Theory, Composition, and Ensemble Classes (Chorus and Chamber)
- Theater Arts (Acting, Production Management, Technical Theater, History of the Theater, Theater Theory and Directing)
- Visual Arts (Visual Perception, Sculpture, Art Appreciation, Studio Painting, Materials and Techniques, Figuration, Pottery, and Printmaking)
Elective courses which complement the major courses of study in the arts are also offered to the students on a semestral basis. These are Computer Graphics, Photography, Ethnic Ensemble, Rondalla, Music for Non-Music Major, Music for Dancers, Basic Journalism, Ballroom Dance, Basic Acting for Non-Theater Arts Major, Philippine Folk Dance for Ballet Major, Ballet for Philippine Folk Dance Major, Research in the Arts, and Community Service.


The Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) implements a special arts curriculum apart from the Basic Education subjects prescribed by the Department of Education:
Creative Writing - Fiction, Poetry, Playwriting, and Journalism in English and Filipino ;
Dance - Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Philippine Folk Dance, Dance Composition and Staging ;
Music - Solo Voice/Solo Instrument, Theory, Composition, and Ensemble Classes (Chorus and Chamber) ;
Theater Arts - Acting, Production Management, Technical Theater, History of the Theater, Theater Theory and Directing ;
Visual Arts - Visual Perception, Sculpture, Art Appreciation, Studio Painting, Materials and Techniques, Figuration, Pottery, and Printmaking

February 15, 2011

The Philippine High School for the Arts


A government-run secondary school for artistically gifted and talented children and adolescents, the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA) implements a special secondary education curriculum and support programs committed to the conservation and promotion of the Filipino artistic and cultural traditions.

Since 1977, PHSA strives to develop the expertise and potentials of its young artists-scholars, faculty, and staff as cultural workers dedicated to achieving the school’s thrusts characterized by an unwavering pride in the Filipino people's artistic and cultural traditions.

Aside from academic and artistic training, PHSA provides its students with opportunities to develop their social skills that will contribute to their development as artists for others. The experience of living away from home and integrating with mentors and peers in this residential high school, cultivates in the young artists an attitude of independence tempered by the spirit of cooperation. The site of the school is a vital factor in making the PHSA a most ideal learning institution. The mystical mountain of Maria Makiling is deemed to be a powerful source of inspiration for artistic endeavors among young artists and their mentors.

Firm in its belief that artists play a major role in nation-building, the PHSA continuously innovates activities and projects that directly address the socioeconomic, political and cultural realities in the country.

February 12, 2011

Ambon Ulan Baha in Taguig

Presented by:

Artists Resource Network Association Inc (ARNAI)
Activating Communities Towards Inter cultural Orchestration Network (ACTION)

in cooperation with
Mayor Lanie Cayetano
The City Government of Taguig

Play Date : March 13, 2011 ( 10 AM and 2PM)
Venue: Taguig City Auditorium, Bicutan, Taguig City

February 11, 2011

Artists Resource Network Association Inc. - ARNAI

Artists Resource Network Association Inc. (formerly ACTION or Activating Communities Towards Inter cultural Orchestration Network) was founded by Theater Artist Frank G. Rivera in 1978 during his stint with the celebrated MSU-Sining Kambayoka in Mindanao. Its acronym and accompanying meaning mirror the organization's vision of a True Filipino National Theater by interacting communities of diversified cultures.

Actually trailblazing the inclusion of folk, ethnic and regional theaters into the mainstream and national consciousness, Artists Resource Network unheraldedly pioneered the unification of various regional theater groups into a major national force, as in now done jointly by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)and National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA)

Through the years the group has silently and slowly generated participation from the regional theater groups and individuals in the country by involving and enjoining then to move into action promoting distinctly Filipino cultural arts that is the only guide for national upliftment and advancement as people

Guided with a two-fold mission of mounting highly artistic productions that would counter the consciousness of the people, Artists Resource Network has produced remarkable plays like Oyayi, Soledad, Ama at Iba Pa and Mga Tagpi-Tagping Tupa ng Diyos,  Mga Awit ng Buhay, Ambon Ulan Baha, Tao Isang Tagulaylay and Hope for the Flowers

To date the group has been sponsored by several organizations, institutions, local and national government units and has performed regularly for different schools and universities in Metro Manila and in mobile proctions in places like Laguna, Batangas, Cavite, Bulacan, Davao and Puerto Princesa Palawan.

ARNAI is a partner of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in realizing the cultural component in the Medium Term Philippine Development Plan 2004-2010

Currently based in Taguig City, ARNAI conducts seminar-workshops on Integrated Arts of Theater, Music , Dance, Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and Value-Oriented Issues such as Environmental Preservation for school and communities. It was the implementor of the NCCA-KALAHI Joint Project, " Cultural Services for the Poor 2005" for 12 priority provinces of Luzon.

If you are interested to partner with us contact  ACTION-ARNAI Secretariat at telephone no.:
(02) 871-6862; or at mobile phone nos.: 0917-8626-323 (Dang Elio); 0906-2977-505
(Gigi Pirote); 0906-4882-869 (Romeo Abaigar); 09178959109 (Nilo Sarmiento) or send a message through e-mail address:

February 10, 2011

Vamos A Belen

Presented By:
Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group
St. Anne Theater and Dance Company
Teatro Miguel

The Project

This is the staging of National Artist for Dance, Ramon Obusan’s+ “Vamos A Belen”, an anthology of our Pastores (shepherd’s singing dancing, reciting , playing their way to visit the Christ Child) where we are invited (Tayo na sa Belen),

DATE: December 26, 2009 (Saturday) 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
VENUE: Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne church (inside the church)

Proceeds of the production will go to the pastoral programs of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne and to fund its gift-giving activities for the indigents (or continued relief operation) this Christmas. And through sponsorships and ticket sales, SATDC also aims to raise funds for its educational and community projects specifically for the youth in 2010.

The Concept

“Vamos A Belen” has two high points, each one of them significant to better understand the pastores tradition as the only nationwide celebrated Christmas tradition, under the tutelage of the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, the country’s premier dance company who documents, performs and promotes the fast-fading Filipino traditions with special emphasis on music and dance. Dance Direction is by Christine Obusan-Singson.

The first high point is significantly interpreted in the “bookends” of the show. The first careful collection of the posadas (Christmas story) and many spectacular events that attend it. The practices that are no longer performed and those that are almost at the brink of extinction are delicately put together creating a wondrous Christmas of old.

The second bookend simply mimics the glitz and glamour of large department stores brimming with lights, music and all that Hollywood and Disneyland spectacle having overshadowed the true meaning of Christmas – Peace on Earth and Goodwill to Man.

February 9, 2011


ST. ANNE THEATER AND DANCE COMPANY (SATDC) was established on January 11, 1986, founded by Bros. Benjamin Poblete and Domingo Yumping. It is one of the major youth oriented organization of the Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne that wishes to promote religiosity and culture as catalyst for values formation and moral reformation through the performing arts as a way of humble service to the community of our patroness, St. Anne. One of the major performances of the group was the TAGUIG: MUNTING BAYAN SA TABI NG LAWA, Manila Film Center, 20 January 1989.

SATDC’s founding officers were Hon Vice Mayor George Elias, Rene and Cely+ Enriquez, Glory Flores, Leonardo Dionisio, Precy Mariano, Lita Gregorio, Norie Angeles, Narciso Dionisio+, Henry Manalili and Ayie Yumping-Mermal.

Under the rigid training of the late National Artist, Ramon Obusan+, the group has performed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Folk Arts Theater, Manila Film Center, Rizal Theater, Nayong Pilipino, Ultra Amphitheater, San Carlos Seminary, University of San Carlos (Cebu City), Fort Santiago, among others. From 1986 to 1992, SATDC has also been an official participant to the annual Pang-alay Festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines along with the country’s premier dance companies like the Ramon Obusan Folkloric group, Bayanihan Philippine Folk Dance Company, Barangay Dance Troup and more. Its members also appeared in the PTV 4’s “For Arts Sake” and the short film, “Margarita”.

SATDC was also recognized as Taguig’s Best Cultural Group in line with the commemoration of Taguig’s founding day in 1995, under the administration of Mayor Ricardo Papa.

Among SATDC’s productions were Taguig: Munting Bayan sa Tabi ng Lawa (1989), Murder at the Cathedral, Oyayi, Soledad, Ama Atbp, Tagpi-Tagping Tupa ng Diyos, and special projects such as “Panunuluyan” from 1986 to 1992 and the annual performance of “Pandanggo sa Ilaw” in line with the Easter Sunday celebration of the parish.

In October 2008, SATDC’s founders and administrative staff launched a massive recruitment and training of a new batch of artists, who possess the time, talent and the youthful energy to continue the group’s humble passion to serve the parish through the arts. Since last year, the new SATDC has mounted two productions: “Panunuluyan, Isang Paskong Pilipino” in December 2008 and “Hope for the Flowers, The Musical” in May and September 2009. They have also performed for Dominican Laity’s Lenten presentation, “Daan ng Dalamhati”, the annual “Pandanggo sa Ilaw” and the “Sta. Anang Banak River Festival”. SATDC is also currently preparing for its major dance production, “Vamos A Belen” (Tayo na sa Belen) slated in December 2009.

Now, after two decades of service to the community, St. Anne Theater and Dance Company continues with its concerted effort of producing highly artistic productions that will promote our rich culture and heritage, and will provide a venue for the development of our youth’s creative energies and social awareness for the rest of the world to marvel at about who and what we are, Filipinos.

Visit SATDC's Facebook account

February 6, 2011

PPO 28th Season 2010-2011: Bold Strokes, New Growth

September 10, 2010
Sayaka Kokubo, viola

BERLIOZ, Hector - Harold in Italy
MILHAUD, Darius - Le Boeuf sur le Toit
HONEGGER, Arthur - Pastorale d'Été
RAVEL, Maurice - Bolero

October 8, 2010
Georgi Slavchev, piano

BARTOK, Bela - Two Pictures
HAYDN, Franz.Joseph - Symphony No. 104 in D Major "London"
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van - Piano Concerto No. 5, Op. 73 "Emperor"

November 12, 2010
Steve Dibner, bassoon

STRAUSS, Richard - Tod und Verklaerung
WEBER, Carl Maria von - Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op. 75
ELGAR, Edward – Romance, for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op. 62
SCHUBERT, Franz – Symphony no. 9 in C major, D. 944 “Great”

December 9, 2010

IVES, Charles - The Unanswered Question
ROMERO, Redentor - Philippine Portraits
TCHAIKOVSKY, Piotr Ilyich - Francesca da Rimini: Symphonic Fantasy after Dante, Op. 32
Christmas Medleys and Songs

January 14, 2011

Robert Ryker, conductor

REED, Alfred - Hamlet, A Symphonic Suite after Shakespeare
MUSSORGSKY, Modest Petrovich - Pictures at an Exhibition
ELGAR, Edward - Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, Enigma Variations

February 11, 2011
Tianwa Yang, violin

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
GERSHWIN, George – “Symphonic Pictures” from Porgy & Bess (arr. Bennett)
BRAHMS, Johannes - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

March 18, 2011
VERDI, Giuseppe – Requiem

April 15, 2011
Poom Prommachart, piano

HOHVANESS, Alan – Symphony no. 2 “Mysterious Mountain”
RACHMANINOV, Sergei - Piano Concerto No. 3
MAHLER, Gustav - Symphony No. 1 "Titan"

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February 4, 2011


The Cinemalaya Foundation has announced the finalists for the New Breed Full Length Feature Category and Directors Showcase for the Cinemalaya 2011 Competition.

The ten finalists in the New Breed Full Length Feature Category are: Amok by Lawrence Fajardo; Ang Babae sa Septic Tank by Chris Martinez; Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa by Alemberg Ang and Alvin Yapan; Baby Factory by Eduardo W. Roy, Jr. and Jerome Zamora; Cuchera by Joseph Israel M. Laban and Janice O'Hara; E-libings: "Your Loss, Our Luck" by Rommel Andreo Sales; Ligo na U, Lapit Na Me by Noel Ferrer, Jerry Gracio and Erick Salud; Niño by Loy Arcenas; Teoriya by Alistaire Christian E. Chan; and The Dog Show by Ralston G. Jover.

The five finalists in the Directors Showcase are: Bisperas (Eve) by Jeffrey Jeturian; Busong (Fate) by Auraeus Solito; Henerala by Mario O'Hara; Isda (Fable of the Fish) by Adolfo Alix Jr. and Patikul by Joel C. Lamangan.

The Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition seeks to discover, encourage, and honor the cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers that boldly articulate and freely interpret the Filipino experience with fresh insight and artistic integrity. The works are narrative features that articulate Filipino identity and culture in digital format. The competition is held in three categories, the New Breed Full Length Feature, Short Feature and the Directors Showcase.

The New Breed Full Length feature category is open to Filipino filmmakers who have not yet directed more than three full length commercial feature films while the Directors Showcase is open to full length feature works by Filipino directors who have directed at least three full-length commercial feature films.

The ten finalists of the New Breed Full Length Feature category will each receive a P500,000 seed grant from the Cinemalaya Foundation as investment for the production. The Best Full Length Feature Film will receive a prize of P200,000 and the Balanghai Trophy.

The finalists of the Directors showcase will each receive a P500,000 seed grant from the Cinemalaya Foundation. The Best Film in the Directors Showcase will receive a prize of P300,000 and the Balanghai Trophy.

Cinemalaya 2011 will be held on July 15-24 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. It is a project of the of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), and the Econolink Investments, Inc. (EEI). Cinemalaya also features the Short Feature competition category as well as film exhibitions, seminars, conference, the Cinemalaya Film Congress, and other film-related events. For more information, please visit, and the CCP facebook page.

Cinemalaya 2011 now accepting entries for the Short Feature Category

Entries to the Short Feature Category of the 2011 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition are now being accepted.

Interested participants must submit the following on or before 6:00 PM on 25 February 2011 (Friday) to the Media Arts Division of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City:

• The final work in DVD format, labeled with the title, production company address and contact numbers, production date, director’s name and running time.
• A duly completed application form.
• Synopsis in Filipino or English
• A brief résumé/biodata and two (2) recent 2x2 photos of the filmmaker(s)

All entries must be submitted in a long brown envelop properly labelled with proponent’s name, title and contact details.

Ten best short features will be announced on March 31, 2011. The ten best short features will be screened during the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival and Competition on July 15-24, 2011 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The winner of the Short Feature Category will receive a prize of P100,000.00 and the Balanghai trophy during the Cinemalaya Awards Night on 24 July 2011 at the CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater).

For a copy of the application form, click here and for the Short Feature Category mechanics and rules, click here. For more information, please call the CCP Film Office at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1704-05.

Hope for the Flowers, The Musical

Presented By:

St. Anne Theater and Dance Company (SATDC)
May 29,30 and 31 2009
@ Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Anne,
Sta. Ana, Taguig City

Based on the best-selling book by Trina Paulus

This is a story of a caterpillar named Stripe. Upon hatching from his egg, Stripe discovered life. He began eating and crawling and met a lot of other creatures. Doing the same things everyday, he began asking himself of more about life.

One day, Stripe saw other crawlers climbing a great column rising in the air. It was a caterpillar pillar. He felt new excitement so he joined the crawlers trying to reach the top.

At the pile, Stripe was shocked to know that it was ‘push or be pushed’ in the pillar. He kept on asking “what’s at the top?”, but no one has the answer. There he met Yellow who shares his sentiments towards the climbing life. They decided to go down the pile together.

Stripe and Yellow lived and enjoyed being together, but only for a while. The pillar haunted Stripe. He asked Yellow to join him and climb the pillar again, Yellow said no. They fell apart.

Alone and desolate, Yellow saw a gray caterpillar making his cocoon. The old caterpillar convinced Yellow to start making her own, and be a beautiful butterfly that she can be. Though uncertain of what’s going to happen, Yellow risked the only life she knew.

At the pillar, Stripe finally reached the top, only to realize that there’s nothing up there but a view of a thousand other caterpillar pillars.

At the top, the creatures saw a yellow winged creature. Stripe was moved to go down the pile. He went back to where he left Yellow but he could no longer find her. Instead, he saw a Yellow butterfly. Though, he can not understand what the winged creature is telling him, he seemed to know what to do . Stripe made his own cocoon. Yellow, the butterfly, waited.

Until one day, they are together once more, as butterflies…

“This is a tale of a catterpillar who has trouble becoming what he really is…
A tale partly about life, partly about revolution, and lots about hope..."
- Trina Paulus

February 3, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events


The most popular one day multi-arts festival features more than 80 shows and 2000 participating artists led by the Resident Companies of the CCP. Artists perform previews of the upcoming music, theater and dance season. The festival also features visual arts exhibits, film screenings, storytelling sessions, an arts and crafts market. See all you can, pay what you can.
9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
All CCP venues
Suggested donation: Php 20.00. Priority Pass: Php100.00

09 - 12
A festival of monologues and one person shows. This festival is done in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the International Theater Institute (ITI) Philippines.
Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)

(Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra)
Olivier Ochanine, conductor
Tianwa Yang, violin
Tianwa Yang has appeared with such orchestras as the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Baden Baden Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Yang performs the magnificent violin concerto of Johannes Brahms with Maestro Ochanine. The most famous four notes in classical music open the 5th Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven, which is the first work of this PPO Series concert. Also on the program is Bennett’s widely popular arrangement of music from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess.
8:00 P.M.
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: Php1,000 / 800/ 500 / 350 / 200
** 50% discount for student and 20% discount for senior

12 - 13
Featuring the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers, a resident company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
8:00 P.M.
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

Berlin-based Filipino concert pianist and recording artist Abelardo Galang II and award-winning pianist and New York banking professional Jose Artemio Panganiban III return to the CCP stage in a concert of works for two pianos by Brahms, Poulenc and Rachmaninoff.
7:30 P.M.
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Tickets: Php 800

17 – 20
(Ballet Philippines)
Miguel de Cervantes’s tale of love, valor and unflinching idealism is staged as ballet. Guest soloist Connor Walsh of the Houston Ballet performs with the Ballet Philippines. Staged by BP stalwart Noordin Jumalon with design by National Artist for Theater Salvador Bernal. Accompanied live by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
17 & 18 February at 7:30 P.M.
19 February at 3:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.
20 February at 10:00 A.M. & 3:00 P.M.
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: Php 800 / 600 / 500 / 300 / 200 (Matinee)
Php 2,000 / 1,500 / 1,200 / 1,000 / 600 / 400 (Evening)

18 –27

(Tanghalang Pilipino)
This rousingly funny hit musical returns! Now on its sixth year, the beloved parlorista superhero(ine), is back in fighting form to defend a small town from a giant frog, rampaging zombies and power-tripping planet women. Movie star Eula Valdez reprises her role as the stunning red-haired warrior who saves the world with her frilly-mouthed assistant. Chris Millado directs with a new set design by Gino Gonzales.

18-20, 25-26 February/4-6, 11-13 March
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino(CCP Little Theater)
Tickets: Php 1000 / 800


03 February to 02 April 2011
ALTERATIONS solo exhibition by Randalf C. Dilla. The exhibit takes off from the artist’s observation of body modifications, ranging from indigenous markings by way of tattoos, scars, piercings and adornments that symbolize rites of passage; to present-day plastic augmentations for beauty and reconstruction. The artist envisions the merging of the artificial and the natural within individual bodies, serving to redefine our notion of self and identity. Randalf C. Dilla hails from Basco, Batanes and since 2004 has been an awardee of various national art competitionsincluding First Place in the 2007 GSIS Painting Competition. He is a Fine Arts major from FEATI University, graduating with distinction in 2008.
Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Small Gallery)
Free Admission

17 February to 30 April 2010
Lenore RS Lim: FULL CIRCLE is a twenty-year retrospective of an artists’ journey in printmaking, revealing a total sense of awe at nature’s intimate grandeur, through an exciting plethora of traditional and cutting edge techniques.
Lenore RS Lim was awarded the 2004 Pamana ng Pilipino, Republic of the Philippines; and 2009 One Hundred Most Influential Filipinas in the USA. She was a grantee of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and is represented by Paul Sharpe Contemporary in New York.
Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery)
Free Admission

February 2, 2011


Dubbed as the biggest one day multi-arts festival in the country, PASINAYA 2011 opens the National Arts Month festivities with a harvest of performing arts productions. On Sunday, February 6, from 8 in the morning to 7 in the evening, the public can choose from over 120 performances from the nation’s different performing arts groups at a “See all you can, Pay what you can” scheme.

More than two thousand (2,000) artists from dance, music, theater, visual arts, literature and cinema will be taking part in the festivities and will be led by the resident companies of the Cultural Center of the Philippines – the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the UST Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Tanghalang Pilipino, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater and the winners of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists.

In a whole day of preview performances, the highlight will be a tribute to national hero and artist – Jose P. Rizal at the People’s Gala in the evening to commemorate his 150th birth anniversary. A one thousand voice choir will be performing Rizal’s Mi Ultimo Adios which was set to music by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. Among the featured choirs are award winners Imusicapella, Tarlac State University, Our Lady of Fatima University Chorale, Hiyas ng Pilipinas Children's Choir, Sta. Teresita Parish Chorale, Woodrose Chorale and the Quezon City Performing Arts Dev't Foundation, Inc. (QCPADFI) Choir to name a few.

Every possible venue at the CCP will be used –theaters, lobbies, hallways, promenade areas, the alley beside the Production Design Center, and will be “zoned” according to the genres of music, theater, dance, film, literature, visual arts, children and family, variety and the artists' market.

The event also features crash workshops (“Learning How to Sing in 15 Minutes with the Madrigal Singers)”, activities for Children and Families (Instrument Petting Zoo with the UST Symphony; Storytelling), an Artist's Market (Sining Butingting: Artistic Knicknacks), multimedia exhibits (NET25 television programs about the CCP) and an Opening Parade. 50 percent discount coupons to selected upcoming shows at the CCP will be offered during the day.

More than 6,000 people are expected to attend.

A limited number of Priority Passes will be on sale on the day of the Festival for Php100 each. For more information, please call the Performing Arts Department at 8321125 local 1600 – 1607, 1611.

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