|Start:||Feb 1, '09|
|Location:||Cultural Center of the Philippines|
ON February 1, 2009, the Cultural Center of the Philippines will become the most creative place on earth when more than 2,000 artists, led by the CCP Resident Companies perform at least 70 short previews of upcoming shows included in the 2009 performance season at the CCP.
Dubbed as the biggest one-day performing arts festival, Pasinaya 2009: CCP Open House Festival is the opening salvo of CCP’s 40th Anniversary celebration and National Arts Month in February.
Pasinaya 2009 will be held in all the venues of the CCP. Activities and events will be held indoor and outdoors, and will include Harbour Square and Star Theater for the first time.
The public is invited to pay what they can and see all they can in one day. Various activities will be held in different “Zones” all over the CCP.
CCP Resident Companies will regale audiences with snippets of their performance seasons in the Resident Company zone. Featured are Ballet Philippines, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, National Music Competitions for Young Artists, Philippine Ballet Theater, Philippine Madrigal Singers, Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Tanghalang Pilipino and the University of Sto. Tomas Symphony Orchestra.
Other such zones are the Music Zone, Dance Zone, Theater Zone, Film Zone, Literary Zone, Visual Arts Zone, a culinary zone and the Children’s Zone. Pasinaya 2009 offers workshops, information booths, exhibits, Cinemalaya film screenings, puppet shows, storytelling, performance poetry, a culinary fair and cooking demos, and an arts and collectibles market.
The CCP Pasinaya is a yearly event of the CCP which seeks to increase awareness of the CCP performance season and programs. This year’s Pasinaya is expected to once again draw crowds to the CCP as it offers audiences a day of fun and excellent entertainment through the popular pay-what-you-can, see-all-you-can scheme.
Pasinaya 2009 is the first event in the year-long celebration of the CCP’s 40th Anniversary.
For inquiries, contact the CCP Performing Arts Department at 832-1125 loc. 1602-1607.