Mar 25, 2019

Fans and lovers of literature, here’s something to look forward to: the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is bringing back the Performatura Festival happening from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7 at various venues in the CCP Main Building. The three-day event brings the spotlight to the “rich history of Philippine history, both the written word and oral traditions.”

According to the organizers, this year’s theme Ang Mamatay Nang Dahil Sa Iyo” attempts to address “the issue of changing the last line of Philippine National Anthem through literature and performances” in response to Senate President Tito Sotto’s suggestion to change the last line to “ang ipaglaban ang kalayaan mo” last year.

Expect to see feature performances, poetry readings, literature classes, art talks, chanters from the regions, book discussions, slam poetry contest, film screenings, book fairs, art exhibits, and interviews with renowned writers.

While admission is technically free, guests are encouraged to bring a book which will serve as a whole day admission ticket. The organizers also noted that if you bring three books, you will be admitted to the event for three days, as well. The books will proceed to CCP’s partner libraries.

The three-day event will follow the schedule below:

Day 1 (Apr. 5)

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. | CCP Café | Main Theater Lobby

  • National Artist Resil Mojares and Dr. Hope Yu

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Peliteratura | Dream Theater

  • Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio by Khavn Dela Cruz

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Patuklas (Performatura Opening Ceremony) | Main Theater Lobby

  • PHSA Musika Ibarang
  • PHSA Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw
  • Francisco Guinto
  • Cris Go
  • National Artist Resil Mojares

12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Tanghal-tanghalian | Silangan Hall

  • PHSA Kuwit
  • Claude Enriquez
  • National Library of the Philippines
  • Open Mic

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Literaturo 1: Asemic Writing | Silangan Hall

  • Sam Roxas-Chua

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Tanghal-tula Performatura Slam Poetry Round 1 | Little Theater Lobby

4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Peliteratura | Dream Theater

  • Balangiga: Howling Wilderness by Khavn Dela Cruz
  • Open Forum

6:05 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. | Orature Overture 1 | Tanghalang Huseng Batute

  • Folklore of Gat Ubanof Dumagat

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Tanghal-tula Performatura Slam Poetry Finals | CCP Powerhouse/Parking Lot

Day 2 (Apr. 6)

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. | CCP Café | Main Theater Lobby

  • Ms. Lulu Coching and Ms. Marabini Williamson

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Panunulay (F.V Coching Birth Centennial Show) | Main Theater Lobby

  • Danny Acuna
  • Dave Shaun Garcia
  • Remus Villnueva
  • Ang Pinoy Storytellers

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Tanghal-tanghalian | Silangan Hall

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Literaturo 1:Komiks Illustration | Silangan Hall

  • Ernie Patricio

3:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. | F.V. Coching Book Discussion | Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining (MKP Hall)

  • El Indio Graphic Novel with Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books Book Club

6:05 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. | Orature Overture 2 | Tanghalang Huseng Batute

  • Live Reading of F.V Coching Lapu-Lapu by Eastern Samar National Comprehensive High School Broadcasting Team

Day 3 (Apr. 7)

9 a.m. to 10 a.m. | CCP CAFÉ | Little Theater Lobby

  • Ms. Jaime An Lim and Ms. Rowena Tiempo-Torrevillas

10:30 a.m. | Opening of the National Artist for Literature Edith Tiempo Birth Centennial Exhibit | Little Theater Lobby

  • DM Reyes
  • Gwen Bautista
  • Carlos Pizarro

12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Tanghal-tanghalian | Silangan Hall

  • Pakinggan Pilipinas
  • Dean Alfar
  • Alma Anonas Carpio
  • Patricia Evangelista
  • Kahayag Dance Company

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Literaturo 3: Poetry as Material for Speech Choir Workshop | Silangan Hall

  • Dr. Belen Calingacion

3 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Edith Tiempo Book Discussion | Bulwagang Pambansang Alagad ng Sining (MKP Hall)

  • Abide, Joshua and Other Stories with Flips Flipping Pages

4:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Peliteratura | Dream Theater

  • A Nation is Born by Frederic Ullman, Jr.
  • Open Forum with Ed Cabagnot

6:05 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. | Orature Overture | Spoken Wordshop | Tanghalang Huseng Batute

  • Azam Rais

7:30 p.m. | National Artist for Literature Edith Tiempo Birth Centennial Show | Little Theater

  • Kahayag Dance Company
  • Annie Pacaña Lumbao projection show
  • Gemino Abad
  • Krip Yuson
  • Susan Lara
  • Rowena Tiempo-Torrevillas

For more information, check out CCP’s website here.

 

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