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CCP multi-arts virtual festival celebrates the EDSA spirit

By Kara Santos Published Feb 24, 2022 3:27 pm

Two years into the pandemic, the CCP Pasinaya Open House Festival continues on the online platform from Feb. 26 to 27 with the theme Sana All Lumilikha, Lumalaya.

Celebrating the 36th anniversary of EDSA People Power, Pasinaya 2022 embodies the spirit of EDSA and demonstrates the power of arts in social transformation and empowerment.

Pasinaya 2022 is a two-day virtual event that will showcase various activities in the performing arts, literary arts, visual arts, and film and broadcast arts. It will feature an exhibit, a forum, a digital timeline and the lighting of the CCP façade.

The Festival will also be highlighted by special video premieres including Radyo Malaya: Soundbites of a Revolution by Pumapodcast, a radio drama re-enactment of the events during the EDSA Revolution in 10 bite-sized episodes, and EDSA Book Videoke, an animation of the counting book for children entitled EDSA.

Pagsamo: Gabay at Pagbabago, presented by Kaisa sa Sining-Luzon Network, is a prayer for guidance and change. Pagsamo aims to awaken the minds and hearts of viewers about the importance of the Malolos Congress, the freedom fought for in 1898, and the lessons from the EDSA People Power uprising.

In the field of literarature, events include Isang Harding Papel, a storytelling session by Kara David as the book talks about a girl and her mother during martial law.

Paglalaya Yarn?! Freedom and Dissent: A Book Talakayan of F. Sionil Jose's Mass by Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books Book Club headed by Jayson Vega.

OPM’s Not Dead! Ang Panitik sa Musika ng Asin, Banyuhay, at Pinoy Punk is a tribute to the songwriters and musicians of Original Pilipino Music (OPM).

EDSA Playlist 1: Revolu-Tunes, a medley playlist of three songs sung and used during the People Power uprising to be sung by the Akapela Collective, which consists of Astrafellas, Calafellas, ConChords, KNKTD, Phisix, Sayil, and Vocalmyx.

EDSA Playlist 2: Magi-SING!, a medley playlist of three songs sung and/or used during the People Power uprising to be sung by Acapellago. 

A dramatic reading of Panata sa Kalayaan by artists Nanding Josef, Shamaine Buencamino, Irma Adlawan, Monique Wilson, Nonie Buencamino, Tibo Fernandez, PETA, Kasing Sining of Bohol, Tanghalang Pilipino Actors Company followed by the song interpretation by Sing Philippines Youth Choir conducted by Mark Anthony Carpio.

For dance, CCP will premiere Pili-Pino, a dance video collaboration interpreting the song Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo with direction and choreography by Ronelson Yadao. 

One can also reminisce the EDSA Revolution days through social media by tuning in to various posts such as People Power 1986: Where Were You? Mga Saysay Mula Sa Sining Biswal; and Edsa 36: An Intimate Retrospective On The CCP During The People Power Revolution.

Various regional events celebrating arts in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will also be held to mark the celebrations. 

To celebrate the CCP Open House Festival, CCP's façade will be bathed with multi-colored confetti silhouettes along with the PASINAYA LOGO chasing in different Pasinaya related colors with the use of manually cut gobos on aluminum sheets and woven color filters.

Audiences at home can also visit the CCP Virtual Building and Theater tour, an interactive 360 x 180 degrees virtual tour of the CCP facilities allowing for a simulated onsite experience.

Virtual events will be streamed via the CCP Facebook page and CCP Official Vimeo account from Feb. 26 to 27, 2022. Check out the full schedule of the Pasinaya 2022 festival here