• ‘Family and Children’ in focus at Pasinaya 2016 Open House Festival

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    peek inside FDCP Cinematheque Centre Manila

    peek inside FDCP Cinematheque Centre Manila

    It’s that time of year again.

    Pasinaya, the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ annual open house festival, is set on Sunday, February 7, from 8 a.m. onwards at various CCP venues. The 2016 edition will carry the theme “Family and Children.”

    Pasinaya is the biggest multi arts festival in the Philippines featuring the participation of thousands of artists and hundreds of artistic and cultural groups. It offers a unique “Pay what you can, See all you can” donation scheme as well as the opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of CCP’s performance season for the year.

    Highlights of the Pasinaya 2016 include youth choirs singing “Bata Ang Bukas” by Ryan Cayabyab; a drum and lyre performance by children; screenings of films from Cinemalaya and Animahenasyon festivals; a puppet show, storytelling, poetry reading and balagtasan for kids; and stage productions of Pinocchio, Alice in Wonder- land among others. Four in- ternational award-winning music groups—Boscora-le, the Ligao National High School Choir, Baao Children & Youth Choir and Triple Fret—will also perform at the festival.

    In addition to the performances, there will be workshops, film screenings, lecture-demonstrations, and exhibits spread throughout the following locations: FDCP Cinematheque Centre Manila, UP Manila Museum of a History of Ideas in Ermita, Metropolitan Museum and Museo Pambata on Roxas Boulevard, National Museum on P. Burgos Drive, Rizal Park, Casa Manila and Bahay Tsinoy in Intramuros, 1335 Mabini Gallery in Ermita, Museo Marino, and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) Gallery.

    According Pasinaya’s organizers, more than 3,000 artists from community-based and school-based artistic groups will participate in the day-long event.

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