January 13, 2011
Dubbed the biggest one day performance arts festival of the country, PASINAYA 2011 opens National Arts Month festivities with a blast. On Sunday, February 6, from 6 in the morning to 6 in the evening the public has the chance to see a plethora of over 120 performances from the nation’s different performing arts groups – all for the price of nearly nothing. At PASINAYA 2011, each of us can “pay what you can, see all you can.”
Some of the countries’ most outstanding artists and groups will be taking 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 Philippines 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.
In a day filled with wonderful performances, the highlight would be a tribute to our national hero and a himself a great artist – Jose P. Rizal at the People’s Gala in the evening. A one thousand voice choir will be Rizal’s Mi Ultimo Adios which was set to music by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. Among the featured choirs are award winners Imusicapella, Tarlac State University, Our Lady of Fatima University Chorale, Hiyas ng Pilipinas CHildren’s Choir, Sta. teresita PArish Chorale, Woodrose Chorale and the Quezon City Performing Arts Dev’t FOundation, Inc. (QCPADFI) Choir. Teo, Antonio, Mike Coroza, Vim Nadera, and the Batutes will separately do Balagtasan in the Literature Zone.
Every single venue at the CCP will be used – the theaters, the lobbys, the hallways and even the little street beside the Production Design Center will be filled with over 2000 artists, there to show us what 2011 has to offer. Each venue will have a particular form as its’ theme. Thus the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) will be the Resident Company Zone, the Main Theater Lobby and Bulwagang Francisca Reyes Aquino (rehearsal hall) are the Dance Zones, Tanghalang Huseng Batute and Bulwagang Amado Hernandez are the Theater Zones, Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino is the Music zone, the Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining is the Kid’s Zone, the Dream Theater is the Film Zone, the Bulwagang Juan Luna is the Literature Zone while the Eskinita and North Promenade are the Variety Zones and all the galleries and the CCP Library will be open on this very special date.
On this date, tickets for various performances will be sold at very special discounted rates. In addition, there will be a tyangge and food stalls for those who want to sit down, relax and perhaps do a little shopping.
Come and join the rest of the crowds for a day of fun and excitement. For more information, please check the CCP website atwww.culturalcenter.gov.ph or call the Performing Arts Department at 8321125 local 1600 – 1607.