Friday, January 18, 2013

CCP's Pasinaya Arts Festival 2013 | February 3, 2013

A sneak preview of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ 2013 performance season featuring more than 120 shows and 3,000 artists awaits the public as the Pasinaya 2013 opens on February 3, 2013  (Sunday) at 8am-7pm, focusing on Filipino Chinese arts and culture in partnership with Kaisa Para sa Kaunlaran, Inc. and Bahay Tsinoy. 

Opening the Pasinaya are the Ling Nam Athletic Federation, Lion Cubs, Fire fighters groups and Diabolo. Also featured throughout the day-long event are the Philippine Buddha Care, Voce Fich, Filipino-Chinese classical singers Sherwin Sozon, Elaine Lee, Joanna Go and Roger Saldo Chua, Philippine Cultural College Chinese Orchestra, the Philippine Cultural College Folk Dance Troupe, Lion Cub-Tiong Se. Other exciting activities in store in the said festival include exhibit on Chinese medicine and Chinese Language, Poetry Reading. Playing of Chinese games will be available and calligraphy to be done by the Ateneo de Manila Confucius Institute.

The festival will be highlighted by performances of the Lion dance and the presence of Tsinoy celebrities.

Dubbed as the biggest one day multi-arts festival in the country, Pasinaya is an open house festival held annually for one day at the Center. Every possible venue at the CCP is used – theaters, lobbies, hallways, promenade areas, the alley beside the Production Design Center and are “zoned” according to the genres of music, theater, dance, film, literature, visual arts, children and family, variety and the artists market. The event also features crash workshops, film screenings, visual arts exhibitions and activities for children.

Thousands of artists from dance, music, theater, visual arts, literature and cinema take part in the festivities. They are led by the CCP’s resident companies – the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the UST Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Tanghalang Pilipino, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater and the winners of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists.

Festivities start at 7am.  
Parade starts at 8am.  
People's Gala at 6pm.  
Shows in all venues start ten to thirty minutes on the hour.  

All venues including:
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater)
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater)
Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater)
Bulwagang Amado Hernandez (Conference Room)
Bulwagang Francisca Reyes Aquino (Rehearsal Hall)
Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining (Multipurpose Hall)
Bulwagang Manuel Konde (Dream Theater)
Bulwagang Fernando Amorsolo (Main Gallery)
Museums and Galleries
Production Design Center (PDC) Lobby
Front Ramp
Pedro Bukaneg 

Opening Ceremonies and Parade run for forty five (45) minutes.
Resident Company shows at the Main theater run for thirty (30) minutes.
People's Gala Performance runs for one (1) hour.
All other shows run for fifteen (15) minutes including film screenings and workshops.  
Museums, galleries, exhibits, booths and food street opens at 7am and closes at 6pm.   


Buy the PASPAS or FASTPASS BOWLERS that will make you skip the long lines and use the Priority Lanes in selected venues for PHP300.  Limited number of tickets.  

All shows at the CCP Main Theater will be Live Streamed at the CCP website. 

Download the schedule from this link: 


For more information, please call the CCP Performing Arts Division at (632) 832-1125 loc. 1606-1607.

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