THE most comprehensive and authoritative reference on Philippine art and culture makes its way to Batangueño bookshelves as it is launched at the historic Acosta-Pastor Ancestral House in Batangas City on October 17, 2019. The Second Edition of the CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Art (CCP EPA) contains some of the most insightful texts about the artistry of our nation. Elmer Gatchalian, Creative Director of the CCP EPA talked of the many artistic and cultural highlights of the Tagalog province featured in the CCP EPA.
SPECTATORS flocked to the front lawn of the Cultural Center of the Philippines recently to witness the launching of the evening light and sound spectacle billed as Sinag: Festival of Radiance. The 10-minute sound and light show, which combined traditional arts and modern technology, showed the iconic building becoming a colorful canvas with beautiful lanterns created by the Kapampangan craftsmen from the renowned family of lanternmakers, led by 5th generation artisan, Arvin Quiwa.
THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) through its Cultural Exchange Department (CED) presents a collaborative dance drama featuring four leading regional performing groups in “PERLAS NG SILANGAN” (Pearl of the Orient Sun) on October 10 at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).
ARDEN ROD CONDEZ’ John Denver Trending was named the Best Film at the 15th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival Awards held August 11, 2019 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.
THE 15th edition of the Cinemalaya Film Festival presents a kaleidoscope of cinema from the Asian region through Visions of Asia, a major component of the country’s largest independent film festival. Four award-winning NETPAC films and three Asian indie films will convey Asian sensibilities to film enthusiasts, which will be screened on August 3 to 10, at various CCP venues.