|CCP officials with the new Kaisa sa Sining regional partners|
The Cultural Center of the Philippines welcomed a new batch of regional partners as the CCP expands its Kaisa sa Sining Regional Art Centers. The ten new partners recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding joining the initial batch of nine.
|Soprano Gereberne Lozada|
The new regional partners are the following: City of Koronadal-South Cotabato, La Salle University-Ozamiz City, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges-General Santos City for Mindanao; Province of Capiz, City of Calbayog-Samar, Holy Name University Tagbilaran City-Bohol, and Cebu Arts Council for the Visayas; Developmental Initiatives for Bicolano Artists-Naga City, Heritage City of Vigan-Ilocos Sur, and University of the Philippines Los Baños-Laguna for Luzon.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding were highlighted by messages from CCP President Raul Sunico, CCP Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado, and representatives from each of the new regional partners. Numbers by soprano Gereberne Lozada from Capiz, singers Bayang Barrios and Cooky Chua, and dance troupe Indak Bambino from Batangas entertained the guests during this occasion.
One of Kaisa sa Sining’s major projects from last year was the nationwide tour of Badong: Salvador Bernal Designs the Stage exhibit. For this year, Ampalaya The Musical, a production hailing from one of the first batch of regional partners, Siliman University, Dumaguete will be brought to Manila and be staged at the CCP Main Theater.
|Bayang Barrios and Cooky Chua|
The specific goal of Kaisa sa Sining is to broaden public participation in the arts, promote and showcase artistic excellence and facilitate a dynamic collaboration between the CCP and among the regional centers, universities or colleges. The key areas of the said partnership includes training & apprenticeship, touring & move-over productions, sharing of relevant cultural resource materials, access to arts & cultural information, venues & facilities; and participation in major cultural events.
CCP Cultural Exchange Department 832-1125 local 1708-1709