Bago City to host Na­tional Arts Month

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THE City of Bago will play host to the Na­tional Arts Month cel­e­bra­tion for 2019.

Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Cul­ture and the Arts (NCCA) ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor and Ne­grense Marichu Tel­lano said this dur­ing a press con­fer­ence pan­eled by Arts Month prime movers Shirley Halili-cruz of the Halili­cruz School of Dance; Rudy Reveche, artis­tic di­rec­tor of the Cole­gio San Agustin Ba­colod’s Cul­ture and Arts Pro­gram; and

Clem del Castillo, rep­re­sent­ing Bago City.

Tel­lano said she is pleased that Bago City took the chal­lenge to host the kick-off of the Na­tional Arts Month cel­e­bra­tion aligned with NCCA’S thrust to bring the re­sources of the na­tional gov­ern­ment to the re­gions specif­i­cally here in Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal.

Ac­cord­ing to Tel­lano, for 2019, as a kick­off, two big projects will be brought to the prov­ince - one is the launch­ing of the Na­tional Arts Month in Bago City on Fe­bru­ary 1 as well as the open­ing of the schol­ar­ships for artists dubbed “Hanas,” a lo­cal term for train­ing, which will be hosted by Cole­gio San Agustin­ba­colod.

Mean­while, Halili­cruz said in the past, the Na­tional Arts Month launch­ing is al­ways done in Manila but this 2019, it will be launched in Bago City for Visayas which will show­case dif­fer­ent art forms like dance, lit­er­ary, mu­sic, vis­ual arts, and ar­chi­tec­ture.

Af­ter the launch, the Halili-cruz School of Dance will also do “Sayaw Pi­noy.”

Sayaw Pi­noy, ac­cord­ing to Halili-cruz, is a tour­ing dance con­cert fea­tur­ing dif­fer­ent dance forms – folk dance, bal­let, neo-clas­si­cal, con­tem­po­rary, hip-hop even fla­menco.

The Na­tional Arts Month grand launch­ing will be on Fe­bru­ary 1 in the morn­ing while the Sayaw Pi­noy dance con­cert will be in the evening of Fe­bru­ary 1 be­fore mov­ing on to other host cities in the prov­ince./pia


SHIRLEY Halili-cruz of the Halili-cruz Dance Com­pany, Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Cul­ture and the Arts Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Marichu Tel­lano and Cole­gio San Agustin Ba­colod Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Rudy Reveche with Bago City’s Clem del Castillo talk about the launch­ing of the up­com­ing Na­tional Arts Month cel­e­bra­tion this Fe­bru­ary hosted by the lo­cal gov­ern­ment of Bago City.

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