LRT commuters get surprise dance, music shows
MANILA, Philippines – Commuters waiting at the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Lines 1 and 2 stations on Monday, January 20, were treated to on-the-spot arts shows by professional performers gathered by government and arts and cultural groups.
At LRT Line 1's Doroteo Jose station in Manila, the award-winning Halili-Cruz Ballet Company, TUP Kalinangan Dance Troupe, and JR New System showed off different types of dance, from ballet, to folk, to hiphop.
Veteran painter Nemesio Miranda had an on-the-spot painting session, while poet Vim Nadera staged a performance for the crowd.
At LRT Line 2's Cubao station, Iloilo-based musician Armor Rapista entertained commuters with his unique sound. The National Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts staged a mini-exhibit on mosques, and there was also a performance from the Sipat Lawin Ensemble, a theater group composed of alumni from the Philippine High School of the Arts.
The activity, called “Ani ng Sining sa LRT Stations,” was a joint effort from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Light Rail Transit Authority.
See photos of the performance below:
The LRT activities were in preparation for the Philippine Arts Festival (PAF), the flagship event in celebration of National Arts Month (NAM) in February. This year, the theme is "Art on the Edge: Arts for Healing, Arts for All.”
The opening ceremonies will be held in Roxas City in Capiz on January 31. – Rappler.com