The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) will be holding an online multi-arts open house community festival this March.
Dubbed “Tuloy Po Kayo: Palihan. Palabas. Palitan" (TPK), the festival will be held on CCP's various online platforms from March 19 to 21, and March 26 to 28, 2021.
The online event is a virtual version and rebranding of CCP's Pasinaya, the country's largest multi-arts open house festival, which was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.
The event is CCP’s way to help revitalize the Philippine arts scene, which has been greatly affected by the pandemic.
The center aims to provide venues to Filipino artists to share their artwork, many of which were created in isolation, while introducing and developing audiences to the arts through a series of performances, workshops and exhibits.
For two weekends, netizens can join over 260 artistic and cultural activities, workshops, performances from both solo artists and performing art groups across the country, exhibitions and virtual museum tours, and an arts market, among others.
The event has a three-part program: "Palihan" features workshops conducted by various artists and artistic groups and will be held on March 19 and 26; "Palabas" puts the spotlight on performances, productions, shows, and other activities from CCP resident companies, regional groups, and other participants and is slated on March 20, 21, 27, and 28; and "Palitan" is all about business-to-business art exchanges with international and local festival organizers.
The journey begins at the virtual lobby of the TPK site. From there, the participants can choose which venue they want to explore online: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, Tanghalang Huseng Batute, Tanghalang Manuel Conde, and Bulwagang Juan Luna.
Film screenings will also be held via the CCP Vimeo Channel. All of the shows will remain online for the duration of the festival.
(Images via CCP)