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July 29, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - July 2011

PHILIPPINE BARANGGAY FOLK DANCE TROUPE CELEBRATES 65th YEAR WITH GALA SHOW AT CCP


On July 30, 2011, the Cultural Center of the Philippinesand the Philippine Baranggay Folk Dance Troupe (PBFDT) celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the PBFDT – the longest running folk dance troupe in the country, founded in 1946 by Dr Paz-Cielo A Belmonte – with their their gala show 'Balangay' at 7 PM and a matinee at 2 PM at the CCP Main Theater.

Balangay is a traditional boat used for centuries by fisher folk reaching the shores of the Philippines, and in the context of the PBFDT anniversary, connotes a vessel which in the span of 65 years have sailed the oceans of the world to many different countries, cities and stages. Bringing with it an open window to what is the complex and culturally rich history of the Philippines.

The show is a tribute to the PBFDT's founder and artistic director's life long dedication, passion and love for her work as a researcher, teacher and choreographer, showcasing original works which the dance troupe is renowned for on both the national and international stage.

Tickets are priced at Php 600 Orchestra Center, Php 500 Orchestra Right, Php 500 Orchestra Left, Php 400 Balcony I, Php 300 Balcony II. For tickets and more information, call CCP Box Office 832 3704 and Ticketworld 891 9999 or visit the CCP website at www.culturalcenter.gov.ph and the PBFDT at www.pbfdt.com and email admin@pbfdt.com

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