Arts and culture enthusiasts of all ages pre-pandemic would often look forward to this one special day called the Pasinaya Open House Festival. Taking pride as the biggest one-day multi-arts festival in the country, Pasinaya, with its workshops, screenings and exhibitions, takes place all over the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)—using all its available spaces from the theaters to the lobbies, and even its hallways and alleys.
The pandemic has made this large-scale arts gathering near impossible. I say near, because the truth is, hosting an open house arts festival of this grand scale could now only be possible through limited (but nonetheless effective) means: online.
“Taking off from Pasinaya… the CCP gathers as many artists as possible from the various art disciplines and puts together Tuloy Po Kayo: The CCP Online Multi-Arts Open Community Festival,” CCP’s announcement post reads. Tuloy Po Kayo aims to live up to—and possibly even exceed—what Pasinaya has set.
Through programs hosted on Zoom, Tuloy Po Kayo will feature performing arts workshops for all ages (Palihan), performances and activities in music, theater, dance, visual arts, film and literature (Palabas), and an arts fair (Palitan). The online arts festival will also allow audiences to take a look into its featured artists’ homes, studios and creative and performance spaces.
Tuloy Po Kayo will run from Mar. 19-21 and 26-28 via CCP’s online platforms. All programs can be accessed for free via CCP’s event page.