All posts tagged: Arts

Seven Filipino Individuals Named National Artists

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has conferred the National Artist Awards to seven exemplar individuals for their significant contributions to the development of Philippine arts and culture on October 24, 2018, at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of Malacañang Palace. Upon recommendation by the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), after the rigid evaluation and selection process conducted by panels of artists, cultural workers, scholars and experts, visual artist Lauro “Larry” Alcala, theater advocate Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio, music master Raymund “Ryan” Cayabyab, filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik, architect Francisco Mañosa, literary writers Resil Mojares and Ramon L. Muzones were declared National Artists, joining the league of Filipino artists who have received the highest recognition bestowed by the nation. Throughout his 56 years of cartooning, Alcala utilized his comic strips to spice up the Filipino lives with witty illustrations, featuring over 500 characters in about 20 comic strips serialized in various publications. His iconic work Slice of Life, which had been circulated for decades, helped his avid readers and followers to …

Tricks and Musical Treats, a PPO Family Concert at the CCP

COME in your Halloween costumes, inspired by your favorite book characters, and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon at the Tricks and Musical Treats: A PPO Family Concert, slated on October 28, 2018, starting at 3pm, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). Now on its fourth year, Tricks and Musical Treats will take its audience to a “Journey to the Kingdom of Books,” featuring an afternoon concert with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera. The Philippine orchestra, fresh from their international stint at the Asia Week 2018 in Japan, will perform a selection of popular classical masterpieces made for children’s ears including Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Third Movement), Brahm’s Hungarian Dances 5 and 6, Chabrier’s Spanish Rhapsody and other surprise numbers. One of the highlights will be the Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’ where the narrator tells a children’s story, while the orchestra illustrates it with different instruments, representing characters in the story. It is Prokofiev’s most frequently performed …

Ani 40: Katutubo, CCP Literary Journal Book Launching

THE Ani 40: Katutubo will be launched on October 26, 2018 at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City. Registration will start at 5:00 PM. The book launching is free and open to the public. The literary journal features 130 writers of different cultures in the Philippines with their 189 works. Through the Intertextual Division, the CCP is one with the celebration of the National Indigenous People’s Month. The special section entitled “Antolohiyang Marawi” is a collection of works written by Marawi people. The authors shared their experiences during the Marawi Siege last May 23, 2017. Ani 40 also features the artwork of the student Jalicareza R. Jamail that depicts a mother embracing her son. The editor for the special section is a professor from Marawi State University, Almayrah Abbas Tiburon, who also wrote about her pregnancy during the crisis. The works are written in some of the major languages in the Philippines such as Filipino, Meranaw, Ilokano, Akeanon, Bikol, Bikol-Naga, Chavacano, and Kinaray-a. The Ani 40 features …

CCP Turns 49

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines celebrates its 49th founding anniversary with an exhibit showcasing the artistic talents of its employees, which will be on display from September 11 to 20, at the Hallway of the CCP Main Building Lower Basement. Curated by the Visual Arts and Museum Division, in cooperation with the Production and Exhibition Department, the exhibit, titled “Pagningas: Igniting the Fire of Creativity,” will feature artworks that were personally made or crafted by the CCP employees as a result of hobby or personal interest. On exhibit are photographs, paintings, drawings, illustrations, graphic designs, crafts, fashion items, published and unpublished literary pieces, and musical works, among others. The main event of the anniversary celebration will be a simple program on September 19, where selected officials and employees will showcase their artistic skills and talents. This year’s celebration continues last year’s theme of self-discovery. It aims to empower the employees and help them reach their artistic talents and potentials. It also aims to develop camaraderie among the CCP employees. Founded in 1969, the CCP …