Bago hosts open­ing of Na­tional Arts Month

Sun Star Bacolod - - Top Stories - BY CARLA N. CAÑET

BAGO City hosted the open­ing rites of the Na­tional Arts Month yes­ter­day.

Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Cul­ture and the Arts (NCCA) led by Teddy Co, Na­tional Com­mit­tee Chair on Cin­ema deputy ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Marichu Tel­lano, Dr. Juliet Mal­lari, Rosanna Palm, Mar­i­lyn Gam­boa and Bago City Mayor Ni­cholas Yulo led the open­ing rites held at the Balay ni Tan Juan.

The NCCA-BAGO City Or­ga­niz­ing Com­mit­tee has lined up work­shops on bay­bayin, cal­lig­ra­phy, pho­tog­ra­phy, and up­cy­cling art, along­side booths fea­tur­ing hablon and banig weav­ing, face paint­ing, mask mak­ing and henna tat­too­ing, will en­sue within the city coli­seum and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

There will also be per­for­mances on spo­ken word po­etry and dance along­side fea­tures on Arts in pub­lic spa­ces.

Bago City’s famed her­itage house, Balay ni Tan Juan Mu­seum, shall host an ex­hibit fea­tur­ing the works of artists from the Visayas re­gion.

This year’s theme was “Paghabol: Weav­ing arts in the Visayas” set at the Manuel Y. Tor­res Me­mo­rial Coli­seum and Cul­tural Cen­ter.

Fea­tured in the cer­e­monies are per­for­mances which will segue into the Sayaw Pi­noy Visayas cel­e­bra­tion with a num­ber of no­table dancers and dance groups join­ing.

As the Philip­pines’ lead­ing gov­ern­ment agency for arts and cul­ture, the NCCA spear­heads the cel­e­bra­tion un­der the theme Ani ng Sin­ing and is con­cep­tu­al­ized un­der the aegis of NCCA’S Sub­com­mis­sion on the Arts (SCA).

The theme of the Arts Month em­pha­sizes the rich­ness of artis­tic en­deav­ors in the Philip­pines and the pas­sion of Fil­ipino artists and cul­tural work­ers.

The month-long Ani ng Sin­ing will of­fer a wide ar­ray of events and ac­tiv­i­ties aimed at cel­e­brat­ing a boun­ti­ful harvest of Philip­pine arts as well as in­spir­ing Filipinos to im­merse in and ap­pre­ci­ate the di­ver­sity of cul­tural ex­pres­sions, in­sights, and creativ­ity.

For Fe­bru­ary, a plethora of ac­tiv­i­ties such as ex­hibits, work­shops, shows, con­certs, lec­tures, tours and oth­ers hap­pen­ing in dif­fer­ent parts of the coun­try.*

CARLA CAÑET

THE Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Cul­ture and the Arts led by Teddy Co and Na­tional Com­mit­tee Chair on cin­ema deputy ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Marichu Tel­lano, along with Bago City Mayor Ni­cholas Yulo, dur­ing the open­ing rites held at the Balay ni Tan Juan in Bago City yes­ter­day.

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