To broaden participation in art programs in the Philippines is to muster our partnerships in the sharing of resources, thus echoed the theme of ‘Kaisa Sa Sining’ restated in the speeches of Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) President Raul Sunico, Artistic Director Chris Millado, and Outreach Director Carmencita Jasareno-Bernardo.

‘Kaisa Sa Sining’ gathered representatives of the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology and nine other art centers that will pilot establishments to enhance the network and the sharing of resources among the CCP and selected art centers around the country. Resources include performances, training, exchange of knowledge, and the sharing of venues during a three-year period.

MSU-IIT Director Zayda O. Macarambon delivers Chancellor Sukarno Tanggol’s message

Chancellor Dr. Sukarno D. Tanggol was represented by Cultural Development Office (CDO) Director Zayda O. Macarambon who read the Chancellor’s message and signed the agreement in his behalf during ceremonies at the CCP on January 24, 2014.

Highlight during this milestone accord was the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) interpretation of ‘Origami’ a poem by SEA Write Awardee Marjorie Evasco. The direction and music were by Steven P.C. Fernandez, choreography by Leilani Fernandez, and stage management by Hermi Dico.

CCP Art centers memo signing

‘Origami’ is part of a production of transcreated poems entitled “SugaTula” (Crossing Poetry) that has been performed to wide audiences representing the country in international festivals including the 2012 UNESCO-ITI Asia Pacific Bureau of Theatre Schools at the Taipei National University of the Arts, the 2011 Tanghalin National Theatre Festival, and the 2013 Taboan International Writers Festival in Dumaguete City.

The production will be restaged in February at the MSU-IIT Mini Theatre.

The other nine centers are: LUZON (St. Louis University, Baguio; City Government of Batangas; Barasoain Kalinangan Foundation Inc., Bulacan; Heritage City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur), VISAYAS (Negros Cultural Foundation, Bacolod; Central Philippine University, Iloilo; Siliman University, Dumaguete), MINDANAO (Musikahan sa Tagum Foundation Inc., Tagum City; Arts and Sciences Educator’s Association – Culture and the Arts Region X – ASEACA).

IPAG Performs Origami

The IPAG performs “Origami”

The IPAG company included Fernandez, Arlem Abanes (Production Manager), Blesy Cece, Kassandra Suazo, Trixel Emborong, Laurice Sator, Lauro Villa, and Dico. Contributed news for OC-OPI

IPAG Artistic Director Steve Fernandez at the CCP

The IPAG delegation

The IPAG delegation

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