BGC Arts Cen­ter brings cre­ativ­ity to you.

Preview (Philippines) - - Mood - BY NI­COLE CRUZ

The late great Diana Vree­land once said, “It’s not about the dress you wear, but it’s about the life you lead in the dress.” In the spirit of the iconic ed­i­tor, we’d like to make a propo­si­tion: In­stead of stay­ing im­mo­bile in your seat, glued to your mo­bile screen, why not get up and get mov­ing? #Aes­thetic and #ahrt are break­ing bar­ri­ers IRL, and we’ve found their new hotspot.

The BGC Arts Cen­ter, the new­est creative hub in the metro, is mak­ing the arts ac­ces­si­ble to any­one and ev­ery­one. It’s ba­si­cally a plat­form for artists and cre­atives to de­velop their work, not just show­case it.

Whether you feel like gaz­ing at art or mak­ing it your­self, you’ll find that the cen­ter’s nu­mer­ous fa­cil­i­ties fit the bill. Head to the Globe Au­di­to­rium, which holds pro­duc­tions, talks and even so­cial gath­er­ings. Next, the Ex­hibit Hall is great for work­shops or as­pir­ing artists to show­case their work.

For per­form­ing arts en­thu­si­asts, the Zo­bel de Ayala Recital Hall and the Sun Life Am­phithe­ater are the places to be for up­com­ing plays, mu­si­cals and con­certs. Imag­ine a mu­sic fes­ti­val in the am­phithe­ater un­der a starry night.

They’ve also upped the ante of the lo­cal art scene through their public arts pro­grams. The BGC Art Mart lets artists and en­trepreneurs sell their cre­ations. Per­form­ers will also be drawn to BGC Im­promptu if they’d like to ex­er­cise their tal­ents on the spot. Lastly, BGC Pas­sion Col­lec­tive, the city’s first ever com­mu­nity the­ater com­pany, gives ev­ery­one a chance to break a leg on­stage or off­stage— they have train­ings for pro­duc­tion man­age­ment and cos­tume de­sign, too. In this cen­ter, art can be found even out­side the con­fines of a gallery. The Alveo Cen­tral Plaza is the best spot to un­wind: Start your day by jog­ging around the plaza, then swing by the stand­alone Mc­café for a warm cup of joe (or more). In­stead of dou­ble­tap­ping the day away, why not get up, ex­er­cise your cre­ativ­ity, and en­gage in art? It’s a worth­while ac­tiv­ity that will also let you break in that new pair of heels—or sneaks! bg­carts­cen­


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