PASINAYA SALUTES ASEAN DIVERSITY


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“PASINAYA SALUTES ASEAN DIVERSITY”
Pasinaya, the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ annual open house festival, celebrates the integration of ASEAN countries.
This year, with the theme PASINAYA GROWS ASEAN WINGS, Pasinaya includes the ASEAN Performance Arts Market that opens on Feb. 13 and concludes on Feb. 15.
CCP Artistic Director and Vice President Chris B. Millado says:  “Pasinaya is celebrating the diversity and variety of ASEAN cultures through the different performing arts.  We are welcoming the 1st ASEAN Performance Arts Markets that will bring in delegates from the different ASEAN member states.”
The ASEAN Performing Arts Market offers opportunities for networking, showcasing of performance samplers and business matching of ASEAN performances within the ASEAN region and with the world.  Contemporary, traditional, as well as innovative works by emerging and seasoned ASEAN artists in music, dance and theatre will be featured.
On Sunday, Feb. 15th, Pasinaya opens at the CCP with an early morning pre-show at 7:30 a.m. featuring the Marcelo H. Del Pilar Performing Arts Group, Marikina Dance Guild and the La Salle Dance Company-Street.  This will be followed by the official opening ceremonies and street parade featuring the Citizens’ Brigade Band of Dasmarinas, Cavite and the Sindaw Philippines Performing Arts Guild.
Different areas and venues of the CCP have been zoned and dedicated to the various art forms such as dance, music, theater, film and the visual arts. There are zones devoted to workshops and children as well.
More than 3,000 artists from community-based and school-based artistic groups will participate in the 2015 CCP Pasinaya.  In addition to the performances, there will be workshops, film screenings, lecture-demonstrations, exhibits and storytelling activities.
Partner institutions, namely, Metropolitan Museum and Museo Pambata on Roxas Boulevard, National Museum on P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, NCCA, Casa Manila and  Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros and 1335 Mabini Gallery in Ermita, Manila will be opening their doors to the public for Pasinaya on Feb. 15. New to Pasinaya this year are the Museo Marino and College of St. Benilde Museum of Contemporary Art and Design.  Aside from the exhibits on view at these partner institutions, performances are scheduled.
Pasinaya is the biggest multi arts festival in the Philippines featuring the participation of thousands of artists and hundreds of artistic and cultural groups.  If offers to the public on a unique “Pay what you can, See all you can” donation scheme the opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of the CCP Performance season.
Pasinaya is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and is headlined by the CCP’s own resident companies, namely Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the UST Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, NAMCYA, Philippine Madrigal Singers and Tanghalang Pilipino.
For more information, please call CCP Production Management Services Division at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1600 and 1606.

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