Pasinaya goes beyond CCP Complex on its 10th year
MANILA, Philippines – The Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) recently concluded Pasinaya Open House Festival turned the cities of Manila and Pasay into spaces showcasing colorful culture.
Now on its 10th year, the multi-arts festival went the 'extra mile', extending its reach and boundaries beyond the CCP Complex. It included other cultural sites such as the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, National Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, Casa Manila, Museo Pambata and 1335 Mabini.
The 1-day open house festival's expansion extended to other cultural institutions in the area surrounding the CCP.
It runs on a 'Pay what you can, See all you can' donation scheme as an opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of the CCP Performance Season.
This year's Pasinaya began with an early morning pre-show with the Marine and Bugle Team heralding the festivities, followed by the official opening ceremonies and street parade. In addition to the performances, there were workshops and lecture-demonstrations while art jeepneys ferried audiences to partner museums for free.
Over 3,000 artists and 300 institution-based, community-based, and school-based artistic groups participated in this year's festival.
Pasinaya was presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and headlined by the CCP’s own resident companies, such as: Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), the UST Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theater, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), Philippine Madrigal Singers and Tanghalang Pilipino. For this year's Pasinaya, CCP partnered with Metropolitan Museum of Manila, National Museum, Bahay Tsinoy, Casa Manila, Museo Pambata, 1335 Mabini, Mabuhay Restop and Jeepney Tours. – Rappler.com