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6 Takeaways From This Year’s Pasinaya Festival

6 Takeaways From This Year’s Pasinaya Festival

Culture
FOR 12 years and counting, the Pasinaya festival continues to showcase the unique and evolving Filipino creativity. Here are six remarkable performances during this year's festival held last Feb. 7 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. 1) Ballet Philippines: Journey to the Pool Ballerinas immersed into a swim as they move in synchronized flips and strokes. Their powerful stunts transport the audience into a dive of underwater movements. The dancers’ swift and energetic performance navigates a spectator’s imagination. The “flippers” proved that ballets can create a captivating performance sans pointe shoes and tutus. 2) UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe: Facing Social Issues The Salinggawi interpreted the country’s social issues and its effects through dance. Their ...
Performatura Festival 2015: Reviving and recognizing Filipino individuality

Performatura Festival 2015: Reviving and recognizing Filipino individuality

Culture
WHAT WOULD you give to learn about Philippine regional literature, witness ethnic song and dance performances, and have coffee with a national artist? Donating a book as a ticket to this kind of a three-day celebration was certainly on the bucket list. Literature and performing arts enthusiasts gathered at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) at the launch of the first Performatura Festival last Nov. 6-8, 2015. Regional rescue of a cultural identity A king graced the halls of the Bulwagang Alagad ng Sining on Nov. 7, Saturday, during the Performatura Festival. However, Jaspe B. Dula did not acquire his kingship through blood or battle, nor did he rule over vast lands and kingdoms. Instead, the “King of Crissotan” earned his crown by being the most sonorous poet lau...