No pandemic could ever stop the Cultural Center of the Philippines Office of the President (CCP-OP) from bringing the arts to the masses with the launch of its virtual outreach program “Sining Sigla,” a brainchild of the CCP President Arsenio “Nick” Lizaso.
“Sining Sigla” is CCP-OP Outreach Program’s pivot to digital that further highlights its indefatigable mission of reaching out to its public despite the current ban on communal activities due to the pandemic. Pre-pandemic, the CCP-OP outreach program was able to visit a number of cities such as Antique, Baguio, Palawan, Davao, Bulacan and Iloilo to name a few.
“There is really something very magical when the Art, artists and the stories we want to tell become one. It gives us a sense of understanding as people,” says CCP President Nick Lizaso. “That’s what we celebrate here in ‘Sining Sigla’ – the opportunity to be one with everybody through the arts.”
“Sining Sigla” is a season-long campaign, which would feature art programs that will provide the public culturally-relevant contents online.
“Sining Sigla” boasts of having a number of programs that will surely make the public fall in love more with the arts.
Showbiz leading man and artist Xian Lim is directing MALA (Movies Adapted from Literary Arts), a special series of educational, fun short videos that aim to educate, inculcate good values, and make the young appreciate further the arts. First two installments are adaptations of “Ibong Adarna,” and “Florante at Laura.”
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Joining Xian in this exciting project are scriptwriter Ony Carcamo, the country’s premiere ventriloquist, and production designer Aina Ramolete, renowned shadowplay and puppet designer.
“Jazz Stay At Home,” a jazz festival, will also run from September to October 2020. It will feature respected jazz artists from various generations – vocal trio Baihana, Nicole Asensio, Lorna and Pipo Cifra, Simon Tan Trio, and Michael Guevarra.
A special retrospective on Jose Corazon De Jesus’ life and works are also in the works. Billed “Pagbabalik-tanaw sa Unang Hari Ng Balagtasan,” this program is directed by respected actor-director Ricky Davao, ably supported by top artists Dennis Marasigan, Ohm David as scriptwriter/assistant director and production designer, respectively.
This special show, slated this November, will star John Arcilla, Lara Maigue, and Ony Carcamo.
“Sining Sigla” can be seen for FREE via the Facebook page of Cultural Center of the Philippines Office of the President Facebook page.
“Sining Sigla” is the virtual outreach program of the Office of the President of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
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