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November 17, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events in December 2011

DECEMBER
1
MUSIC THEATER FOUNDATION OF THE PHILIPPINES' "Song of Joseph: a musical on the life, love and death of St. Joseph"
Category: theater, musical, in englis
The love story of Joseph the carpenter and Mary. Cast includes Johnson Joven Uy, Tricia Amper Jimenez, Mar Jeannelle Roldan, Ed Decenteceo, Ma. Cristina Joaquin, and Greg de Leon. Libretto and lyrics by Fides Cuyugan Asensio.
Date and Time: December 1, 2011 / 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Tickets: P 300 (3:00 p.m. show) I P600 (7:30 p.m. show)

1 -2
54th NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE PHILIPPINE CENTER OF INTERNATIONAL P.E.N.
Category: literature, conference
Annual congress of the Philippine Center of International Poets, Essayists, Novelists (P.E.N.)
Date: 1 - 2 December 2011, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Venues: Bulwagan ng mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining and Silangan Hall
By invitation

2 until January 1, 2012
PAEA's "LOVE ME" CHILDREN'S ART EXHIBIT
Category: visual arts, exhibit, children's art
Organised by the Philippine Art Educator's Association (PAEA), children's art fill the corridor galleries of the Center with their exuberant and hopeful reflections on the environment.
Dates: December 2 til January 1, 2012
Venue: 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor corridors of the CCP
FREE

3
F. SIONIL JOSE's NATIONAL FORUM ON ART AND LITERATURE
Category: literature, forum
Date: December 3, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Venue: Biulwagan ng mga Pambansang Alagad ng Sining and Silangan Hall
By invitation

2 - 11
BALLET PHILIPPINES' "THE SLEEPING BEAUTY"
Category: dance, ballet
The current staging, by Director Monica Mason in conjunction with Christopher Newton for the Company’s 75th Anniversary in 2006, pays homage to that famous 1946 production. With its huge cast, fairytale settings and glorious Tchaikovsky score The Sleeping Beauty remains the very essence of classical grandeur. The power of true love’s kiss in Ballet Philippines’ holiday offering. Aurora’s story of enchantment and re-awakening is brought to life in a new production envisioned for today’s audience. Gala performances are made more special with the Manila Symphony Orchestra performing the timeless Tchaikovsky score. Hong Kong Ballet’s former principal dancer, Nobuo Fujino, is in talks with Ballet Philippines to partner our very own ballerinas. There will be a special Children’s Matinee version designed for students.
Date and Time:
December 2, 2011 /10:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
December 3, 9 & 10, 2011 /3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
December 4 & 6-8, 2011 /10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
December 11, 2011 /3:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P200 I P300 I P400 I P500 I P600 I P800 I P1,000 I P1,200

4, 11
SWAN LAKE
Category: dance, ballet, recital
A ballet concert presented by the Toni Lopez Gonzalez Ballet School.
Date and Time: December 4 & 11, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Tickets:

7
CURATOR'S TALK: BRENDA FAJARDO ON PAEA'S "LOVE ME"
Category: visual arts, forum
Curator, visual artist and art educator Brenda Fajardo talks about the work of PAEA and the importance of art in the lives of children.
Date and Time: December 7, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino (MKP)
FREE

7
FILIPINIANA SUNSETS AT THE CCP
Category: dance, folkloric
Set against the backdrop of the Manila Bay sunset, cultural presentations showcase the rich heritage and traditions of the Philippines in folkloric dance and music. The Sindaw Philippines Performing Arts Guild performs colourful suites portraying song, dance, ritual and spectacle from the indigenous tribes, the Spanish and American colonial periods. Open to tour groups
Date and Time: December 7, 2011 / 6:00-7:00pm
Venue: CCP North Promenade
FREE

9 - 16
PASKO! PAKSIW! PAKYAW!: THE CCP CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND FOOD FAIR
Category: arts, crafts and food fair
Artists, crafts people, and artisans sell handmade items ranging from art prints, objects, accessories, decor, toys and other collectibles. 'Slow cooked' foods can also be bought in this daily market situated in the shady lane behind the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Pets are allowed in this environmentally friendly art and crafts fair.
Dates and times: December 9, 12 - 16, 12noon til 10pm; December 10 - 11, 6am til 12 midnight
Venue: Eskinita (Alley) behind the Cultural Center of the Philippines

10
OVERLOOKED FILMS, UNDERRATED FILMMAKERS: TOTO NATIVIDAD’S “DURUGIN SI PETER TORRES” & “EX-CON”
Category: film, in Filipino
Turo, a former inmate, returns to prison and takes on the role of a double agent dragged into the inner circles of a Chinese triad, a syndicate behind the country’s biggest drug operation. 2000, 88 mins
Date and Time: December 10, 2011
Venue: Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater)
FREE

13
FUEL OF THE SOUL
Category: musical variety, corporate event
A Christmas and Anniversary Celebration produced by Eastern Petroleum Corporation.
Date and Time: December 13, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

14, 21
FILIPINIANA SUNSETS AT THE CCP
Category: dance, folkloric
Set against the backdrop of the Manila Bay sunset, cultural presentations showcase the rich heritage and traditions of the Philippines in folkloric dance and music. The UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe performs colorful suites portraying song, dance, ritual and spectacle from the indigenous tribes, the Spanish and American colonial periods. Open to tour groups
Date and Time: December 14 & 21, 2011 / 6:00-7:00pm
Venue: CCP North Promenade
FREE

16
PHILIPPINE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT SEASON CONCERT IV:
“ARIEL DECHOSA’S RETURN”
Category: music, classical
Description: Program offers Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin, Beethoven - Piano Concerto 4,Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 2
Date and Time: December 16, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P1000 I P800 I P500 I P350 I P200

16 - 24
SIMBANG GABI @ THE CCP 2011
Category: dawn mass
Christmas dawn masses culminating with the mass on Christmas Eve. A Filipino Christmas tradition for the whole family.
Dates & Times:
December 16-23, 2011 / 5:00 a.m.
December 24, 2011 / 5:00 a.m. & 9:00 p.m.
Venue: CCP Main Ramp
FREE

20
FIESTA FOLKLORIADA 2011 (BAYANIHAN PHILIPPINE NATIONAL FOLK DANCE COMPANY)
Category: dance, folkloric
Description: A gathering of selected folk dance artists and performers worldwide who come together with the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company to share their traditions and promote goodwill among nations through dance and music.
Date and Time: December 20, 2011 / 8:00pm
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P500 I P300 I P200 I P100

26 - 27
PHILIPPINE MADRIGAL SINGERS CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Category: music, choral
The Phlippine Madrigal Singers’ much awaited Christmas concert after their return from a 6-month concert tour of North and South America. Considered one of the best chorales in the world, the Madrigals repertoire ranges from classical, to Filipino, pop and holiday tunes.
Date and Time: December 26-27, 2011 / 8:00pm
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets:

28
SOUND OF MUSIC
Category: musical, recital
Description: Presented by Dainty Slippers School of Arts
Date and Time: December 28, 2011 / 5:00pm
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Tickets:

November 16, 2011

KOMIKON: 7th Philippine Annual Komiks Convention

Fans of "komiks" are invited to the annual Philippine Komiks Convention or KOMIKON on November 19, 2011 at the Bayanihan Center, Unilab Compound in Pasig City, The 7th Philippine Annual Komiks Convention gather together Filipino comic book artists and fans from all over the country.

The event, which starts at 10am, will be attended by Tony DeZuniga (Jonah Hex),Gerry Alanguilan (Elmer), and Carlo Vergara (Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah). This November’s event highlights the awarding of the winners of the 3rd KOMIKON Readers’ Choice Awards. It will also introduce Komikon’s first ever KOMIKALYE(Artists’ Alley).

The KOMIKALYE will allow fans to bring home artworks by internationally renowned local artists Carlo Pagulayan (Planet Hulk), Stephen Segovia (Ultimate Avengers VS Ultimates), Heubert Khan Michael (Vampirella), Edgar Tadeo (X-Men) and Wilson Tortosa (Battle of the Planets) for a small fee. The KOMIKALYE will be open from 2pm to 4pm only. At it’s center Komikon boasts of the sheer number of local creators that will be offering new books.

This event is presented to you by KOMIKON, Inc. in cooperation with National Bookstore and Hero TV, in partnership with The Animation Council of the Philippines and sponsored by PSICOM Publishing, Vibal Foundation, College of St. Benilde, Hero Sausages, Studio Studio’s Angel Crush, and Comic Odyssey with media partner Inquirer Bandera.

Entrance fee to the event is P100.00.

PHOTO EXHIBIT ON THE WORLD’S STATELESS AT THE CCP


The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, is staging a photo exhibit entitled Nowhere People: The World’s Stateless, featuring photographs of Greg Constantine on stateless people in different countries on November 18 to 30 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Little Theater Lobby Wall.

The exhibit focuses on the plight of stateless people who have been denied the right of citizenship and are refused most social, civil and economic rights. The exhibit intends to give a small voice to people who for generations have had none. It aims to show the human toll the denial of citizenship has claimed on people and ethnic groups that find themselves excluded from society by forces beyond their control. More importantly, it hopes to provide tangible documentation of proof that millions of people hidden and forgotten all over the world actually exist. Statelessness results from conflict, shifting borders or the creation of a new state, but, in most cases, it is rooted in discrimination and intolerance. There are an estimated 12 million stateless people all over the world.

Greg Constantine is an award winning photojournalist from the United States. In 2005, he moved to Asia and began work on his project “Nowhere People”. His work has received a number of awards including from Pictures of the Year International NPPA Best of Photojournalism, the Amnesty International Human Rights Press Awards (Hong Kong), the Society of Publishers in Asia, and the Harry Chapin Media Award for Photojournalism. Constantine was a co-winner of the Osborn Elliot Prize for Journalism in Asia, presented annually by the Asia Society. Work from his project “Nowhere People” has been widely published and has been exhibited in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Switzerland, Ukraine, Hong Kong and Kenya. He is currently based in in southeast Asia.

The UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a specialized agency of the UN mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. It also seeks to reduce situations of forced displacement and statelessness by encouraging states and other institutions to create conducive to the protection of human rights and the peaceful resolution of disputes.

With the showing of the exhibit in the Philippines, the UNHCR hopes to raise the awareness of the public and relevant stakeholders on statelessness issues that affect the country. The launch of the exhibit at the CCP coincides with the last day of the regional conference on the rights of women and children in relation to statelessness, organized jointly by the ASEAN Inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights and UNHCR being held in Manila.

For more information, please call CCP Visual Arts at Tel. No. 832-1125 local 1504-05.

November 15, 2011

ART THERAPY FOR YOUNG TYPHOON VICTIMS

CCP OUTREACH BRINGS KUTITAP ART THERAPY FOR YOUNG TYPHOON VICTIMS
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Outreach and Exchange Division brings KUTITAP: Isang Piging ng Kabataang Makasining, an art therapy for the benefit of children in local communities that were greatly affected by the recent typhoons and floods in Northern Luzon.

Since 2009, the CCP Outreach has been implementing KUTITAP - a gathering of Filipino indigenous children from various cultural communities all over the country to celebrate arts, culture and traditions. All plans for the 3rd Kutitap 2011 have been set until typhoons Pedring and Quiel brought tremendous destructions to thousands of families, especially the children who suffered serious medical, nutrition, and psycho-social problems. And so to contribute to the process of rehabilitation, the CCP Outreach re-designed Kutitap for the benefit of the children in some of the communities that were submerged in heavy floods.

Children enjoying the Kutitap activities

The program will include short performances in dance, music, theater by the CCP resident companies and other prominent performing groups. There will also be games, storytelling, crafts making and mini-workshops with messages on the importance of health, cleanliness and protecting the environment.

On Nov. 09, the CCP Outreach Team started KUTITAP in Barangay Iba in Hagonoy, Bulacan. With the help of the Barangay Officials & staff headed by Brngay Captain Cely, Rev. Fr. Prospero Tenorio and Counselor Rosemarie Magat, over 400 kids enjoyed the afternoon with artistic and educational performances rendered by Tanghalang Pilipino, Sining Bulakenyo, Museo Pambata and D’Kriyeytib led by Lakan Bunyi. Adding to the excitement of the program were emcees Mymy Davao and Garry Lim. The program was made even more meaningful with the wonderful gifts such as toys, books, bags, school supplies, and medicines given to the children by the CCP, UNICEF, Bantay Bata, Dept. of Education Instructional Materials Division, Smart Communications, and CCP Chair Emily Abrera.

The next stops of KUTITAP will be in Calumpit-Bulacan (Nov. 11), Macabebe-Pampanga (Nov. 16) and Jaen, Nueva Ecija (Nov. 18). Slated to perform are the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) String Quintet, Ballet Philippines Kids, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, UST Symphony Orchestra Brass Quartet, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company and the College of Immaculate Concepcion Chorale of Cabanaturan.

For more information, contact the CCP Outreach at 832-1125 to 39 local 1708 or 1709.

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TANGHALANG PILIPINO RESTAGES PINOCCHIO, GUSTO MO BANG MAGING TAO?

As an early Christmas offering, TANGHALANG PILIPINO, the resident theater company of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is proud to bring back Pinocchio, Gusto Mo Bang Maging Tao? at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater), from November 18 to 20, 2011. Filled with songs, fantasy, humor and colorful costumes, this adaptation by George de Jesus of the well-loved classic tale of Carlo Collodi will surely delight the whole family. Pinocchio, Gusto Mo Bang Maging Tao? features Tanghalang Pilipino’s very own Actors Company; a creative team of multi-talented theater artists.

Pinocchio, Gusto Mo Bang Maging Tao? is about the magical adventures of a wooden puppet whose quest to become a real boy leads him to learn about life, love and honesty.

Responsive to the needs of the times, this production is also socially-relevant because it tackles environmental awareness and addresses the urgent need to teach our children to be active participants in environmental protection. This it does through a fun-filled interactive staging.

TANGHALANG PILIPINO is now accepting reservations for Show Buyers and Block House Buyers of Pinocchio, Gusto Mo Bang Maging Tao?. The option for the show buyer is to have the play serve as a fundraiser for his/her chosen cause or as an opportunity to sponsor the viewing of the play by a special audience of his/her choice.

Give your friends and loved ones an early Christmas treat! Bring your kids to the CCP and let your holidays be filled with spectacle, music and merriment as you enter the magical world of Pinocchio.

For more information on booking and show rates, please call Tanghalang Pilipino at 8323661 or contact the following officers:

Lorelei Celestino: 0908-8941384
Paulo Perez: 0928-2754747

CALL US NOW AND AVAIL OF BIG DISCOUNTS!

November 14, 2011

PAEA EXHIBITS CHILDREN'S WORKS

PAEA “LOVE ME” EXHIBIT AT CCP
THE Philippine Art Educators Association (PAEA), through the leadership of Orlando P. Abon of St. Mary’s Academy of Pasay City, in cooperation with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), will open its biennial exhibit entitled "LOVE ME" (Learning to Own & Value Environment & Mother Earth) on December 2, 2011, at the CCP Main Theater Lobby, and the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor hallways at 2:00 pm.

This exhibit aims to instill among children care for the environment. Participants are children ages 6-18 years old from the public and private schools. It showcases art works using different media, ideas and styles expressing their understanding of current issues as well as the values they have imbibed through visual art.


The exhibit will be on view until January 1, 2012. For more information, please call CCP Visual Arts at 832-1125 loc. 1504-1505.

November 10, 2011


The CompanY in PUSH UP BRAss (a big band concert)
November 25, 2011. The Music Museum.
Ticket prices 1800 (side), 1500 (side), 1000
09278786066 - Raquel for tickets.
Original Hits. songs from Lighthearted albums. Jazz. Pop. Latin. Christmas. A Cappella. 60's, 70's & 80's,

November 7, 2011

PAMPANGA LANTERNS ADORN CCP FACADE


A display of Christmas lanterns entitled Sulu: The Lanterns of San Fernando, Pampanga is on view at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). The exhibit is held in cooperation with the City of San Fernando, Pampanga through its mayor Hon. Oscar Rodriguez. The lanterns, employing the intricate circuitry of the Pampanga Lanterns, will be lit until January 8, 2012.

November 6, 2011

KATY PERRY: CALIFORNIA DREAMS MANILA TOUR

Katy Perry live in Manila on January 22, 2012 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds


Ticket prices are as follows:

VIP – Php 15,000
Diamond (Reserved Seats) – Php 10,000
Titanium – Php 6,550
Gold – Php 4,550
Silver (Standing) – Php 2,050
Bronze (Standing) – Php 850

Tickets will be on sale starting November 8

Call 891 9999 or 470 2222

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November 5, 2011

KERYGMA CONFERENCE 2011 FREE CONCERT


One Glorious Gathering: Kerygma Conference 2011 Opening Concert on November 18, 2011, 6pm at PICC Plenary and Reception Halls, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Manila. Experience fun, entertainment and glory! Free admission!

Featuring:
-JB the Magician
-Kerygma 5
-The Cercado Sisters
-Top Suzara
-He Cares Foundation Kids
-Barbie Almalbis
-The Bukas Palad Ministry
-Bro. Bo Sanchez
And many more

More info at www.kerygmaconference.com

November 4, 2011

King Lear

King Lear which is considered by many as Shakespeare’s best work, is translated by National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera. A story of a king whose rash judgment, firm faith in filial piety, violence and blindness caused so much destruction and finally his own undoing. PETA’s version of King Lear is directed by Nonon Padilla.

Directed by: Nonon Padilla

Ticket Price:
Php350 (regular seats)
Php500 (VIP seats – limited)

Please visit PETA for performance schedule

November 3, 2011

Care Divas

PETA’s Hit Comedy Musical ‘Care Divas’, now on its LAST FEW PERFORMANCES.
Care Divas is a disarmingly funny and candid musical drama. It is a story about five Filipino transgender migrant workers who have emigrated to Israel to work as health care providers for the elderly and who in their spare time, perform as drag queens. While desperate to make ends meet in another country, they also struggle to search for freedom and acceptance. Entertaining as it is, the play also demonstrates the generosity of spirit, resilience and humanity of Filipinos.

Directed by: Maribel Legarda
Written by: Liza Magtoto
Musical Direction by: Vincent De Jesus

Show Schedules and Contact Information for Tickets:
Dec. 1, 8pm – PETA sponsored show (02) 7256244 / 0917-564-2433 / 0917-576-5400
Dec. 2, 8pm – 0917-800-3697
Dec. 3, 3pm – 0918-561-9831
Dec. 3, 8pm – 0918-891-0356
Dec. 4, 3pm – Show not open to the public
Dec. 9, 8pm – 0922-805-1056 / 0935-255-5645
Dec. 10, 3pm – 0917-866-3811
Dec. 10, 8pm – 0918-889-0888 / 0917-535-0888 /(02) 506-0746
Dec. 11, 8pm – 0918-889-0888 / 0917-535-0888 / (02) 506-0746

November 1, 2011

Richard Marx Live - Philippines

Richard Marx, the man responsible for the classic hits songs, Right Here Waiting For You and Now & Forever. Plus! Only Remind Me Of You, Hold On To The Night, Can’t Help Me Falling In Love, This I Promise You, lDance With My Father, Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Endless Summer Nights and many more will be having a concert here in Manila entitled Richard Marx Live In Manila this December 9, 2011 at Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City and Organized by Ovation Productions.

Event Date/Time:
December 9, 2011 | Friday at 8:00PM

Seat and Price:
VIP (Reserved Seating) 4755
Patron (Reserved Seating) 4225
Lower Box (Reserved Seating) 3700
Upper Box A (Reserved Seating) 2640
Upper Box B 1060

Ticket are on sale at all Ticketnet outlets. You can call 911-5555 or visit www.ticketnet.com.ph

Train Live in Manila

Three-time Grammy winner Train is coming back live in Manila. Catch Patrick Monahan, Jimmy Stafford and Scott Underwood on December 7, 2011 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Call 911 5555 to reserve your tickets now!

Ticket Prices:

Patron VIP- P4770
Patron – P4240
Lower Box – P3180
Upper Box A- P2438
Upper Box B – P1272
General Admission – P530

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More info at https://www.facebook.com/TrainLiveinManila

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