Here's Everything You Can Enjoy at CCP's Pasinaya 2019

Attend art workshops and watch all sorts of performances for only P50!

( Following the theme Karapatan, Kalayaan, Kulura, the Pasinaya Open House Festival returns to the Cultural Center of the Philippines and just like before, you'll be able to attend different art workshops and catch performances for only P50. It follows a see-all-you-can-pay-what-you-can scheme, so whether you stick to the suggested donation price or decide to shell out a little bit more, you'll be able to join as many workshops as you want from February 1 to 3.

Pasinaya 2017
PHOTO BY Bianca Camille Lopez, CCP Archives

This year, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) decided to extend the festival's run from only two days to three, making it a "much longer art journey than just a weekend affair." The days are divided to accommodate the two parts of the festival's program: Palihan and Palabas.

Pasinaya 2019 will open on February 1 with Palihan. Participants may go in and out of different CCP venues to attend 30-minute workshops in various art disciplines. There will be dance, theater, and music workshops that everyone can participate in.

Two days of Palabas will then be celebrated on February 2 and 3. With more than 3,000 artists from different art fields such as music, theater, dance, spoken word, and even visual arts participating, Pasinaya 2019 will be loaded with performances from groups and artists from all over the Philippines on the second day.

Pasinaya 2017.
PHOTO BY Bianca Camille Lopez, CCP Archives
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On the last day of the festival, you can catch performances of the CCP's resident performing groups: Ballet Philippines, the Philippine Ballet Theater, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchesta, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Tanghalang Pilipino, the UST Symphony Orchestra, and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists. 

Various CCP galleries will also be holding film screenings and exhibits during the festival. In case you're looking to see more, you can also take shuttle vans and visit participating museums and galleries such as the Met Museum, Museo Marino, Museo Pambata, National Museum’s National Art Gallery, Museum of the Filipino People and Museum of Natural History, Intramuros Administration’s Casa Manila and Fort Santiago, Mono 8, Bahay Tsino, Destilleria Limtuaco, FDCP Cinematheque, Galleria Duemilla, UP Manila’s Museum of A History of Ideas, Avellana Gallery, 98B Collaboratory, and NCCA Gallery.

Through the Pasinaya, the CCP aims to provide a platform for artists to showcase their talent and reach more people. "Through the festival, CCP makes art [matter] in the life of every Filipino," says the art institution.


CCP's Pasinaya 2019 runs from February 1 to 3 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For more information, visit the CCP website.

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