CCP Shows and Events This August: Cinemalaya, Koryolab, and More!

Time to catch up with your culture with this month's shows and events at the CCP!

Heads up, arts and culture enthusiasts!

If you're looking for your monthly dose of music, theater plays, films, and more at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, we've got you covered! Here is your monthly rundown of shows and events at the CCP this August!

Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 15
Date: August 2-11
Venue: Various CCP venues
Tickets: P200 regular/P150 student

Now on its 15th year, Cinemalaya once again offers 10 promising full-length and short films from independent movie makers competing for the festival's awards. To celebrate its 15th year, the films will also be shown in a number of cinemas in the Philippines! To know more about the films, check out our rundown of this year's Cinemalaya films. You can also visit their official website and Facebook page.


LIKI 4.0: The Fourth Anthology of Works
Date: August 15; 3PM and 7PM 
Venue: Tanghalang MHuseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)
Tickets: P300

Mindanao's foremost contemporary dance-theater group, Teatro Ambahanon brings a curated show full their production to CCP. Liki 4.0 is a curated show that brings together choreographic pieces that define the Ambahanon aesthetics: edgy, fresh, and experimental. You can get your tickets through Ticketworld website.


Mabining Mandirigma: A Steampunk Musical
Date: Starts August 16
Venue: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)
Tickets: P1,500/P1,000

Written by Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, this musical is a retelling of the life and times of the legal and diplomatic heroism of Apolinario Mabini in a steampunk setting. The science fiction subgenre of aesthetic technology from 19th century industrial steam-powered machinespromises to be an exciting backdrop to our own Philippine history. For the complete dates of showing, click here. You can buy the tickets online through Ticketworld.


Bayanihan @ 63 – Creative Imagination
Date: August 15-16, 8PM; August 17, 3PM & 8PM
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P500/P300

A season concert of the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company, this production promises an intimate fusion of the old and new folkways of the Philippines. Bayanihan is a 12-time world dance grand prize winner. For tickets, you can contact Lhen or Monette through the numbers 516-3028 and 524-4685.


11th Halina't Umawit: A Philippine Children's Choir Festival
Date: August 18, 4PM
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Ticket: P500 to P1,500

Photo: Halina't Umawit – A Philippine Children's Choir Festival/Facebook

Hail Mary The Queen Children's Choir with the Cantemus Children's Choir from Hungary will perform for the 11th children's choir festival with musical directors Jude Roldan and Maria Theresa Vizconde. There will also be a featured performance from the Ateneo Chamber Singers under the baton of international choral jurist Jonathan Velasco. Secure your tickets now through Ticketworld.


Date: August 24 to 25, 8PM & 6PM
Venue: Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)
Ticket: P250

Photo: CCP website

This year's Koryolab features works from five young choreographers, Buboy Raquitico, Christopher Chan, Dingdong Selga, Michael Que, and Sarah Samaniego. It is directed and curated by Philippine contemporary dance pioneers Myra Beltran and Denisa Reyes, with dramaturgy by Judy Ick. For reservation and other information, please call CCP Box Office 832-3704 / Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit the Ticketworld website.


Kabataang Gitarista 7th Anniversary Recital
Date: August 24, 2PM
Venue: CCP Silangan Hall
Tickets: FREE

Photo: CCP website

Enjoy performances of solo classical and ensemble pieces of Filipino and popular works in a recital by the Kabataang Gitarista, a classical guitar ensemble of public highschool students in Manila, Pasay, and Parañaque, with a feature performance from the Kabataang Gitarista Bicol branch. For information, you can email or call 8321125 loc. 1605.


Ballet Philippines' Swan Lake
Date: Starts August 30
Venue: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
Tickets: P300 to P3,000

Now on its 50th season, Ballet Philippines performs the iconic classical ballet 'Swan Lake.' In celebration of their 50 years, there are new sets by Toto Sicangco and additional costume designs by Michael Cinco. It features Mariinsky Theater (Kirov Ballet) stars Elena Evseeva and Andrey Ermakov as well as homegrown talents in two evening performances. Get your tickets now at the Ticketworld website.


The Cultural Center of the Philippines is located at Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila.

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