October 25, 2022
BRING your kids to play with rainbows and celebrate our vibrant arts and culture at CCP Children’s Biennale 2022: BALANGÁW, A Colorful Multi-Arts Festival For Kids! From October 30 to November 20, 2022, the Cultural Center of the Philippines is showcasing various artists and groups to offer free/pay-what-you-can onsite and online festivities for your children to enjoy under the theme of Kultura (Culture), Kalikasan (Nature) and Kalinga (Nurture).
Check out some of the activities we have in store for you!
- Festival Opening: October 30 at the CCP featuring Tricks & Musical Treats: A Tuneful Fiesta at Filharmonia by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra with Liesl Batucan-del Rosario (actor, narrator, and director), Maestro Herminigildo Ranera (conductor), 10-year-old pianist Ella Gabrielle Gaw, and 7-year-old marimba player Gioia Francesco M. De la Cruz
- Biyaheng Balangaw: November 11-13, a world premiere launch of Himig Himbing: Mga Heleng Atin, and a mix of performances, workshops and conversations featuring Bayang Barrios and Naliyagan Band, Anima Tierra, Alice Reyes Dance Philippines, Sanghiyas Pangkat Mananayaw, Mang Lalakbay, Ony Carcamo, Candy Pangilinan, and Xian Lim, and screenings of Prinsipe Bahaghari, MALA-Ibong Adarna, PETA’s Rated PG and Kun Maupay Man It Panahon and many more
- Virtual Balangaw: November 6 and 20 at the CCP Facebook page
BALANGÁW, this year’s edition of the leading hybrid arts festival for Filipino children, invites you to its first onsite run during the pandemic. The festival’s colorful offerings will open your kids’ eyes to the diversity of our local arts, indigenous cultures and natural environment. Develop their curiosity at no charge with our feast of interactive art installations, educational film and play screenings, creative workshops, children’s book fairs, and puppet shows by CCP’s resident companies, beloved artist groups, and independent artists and children advocates.
Abner Torres Delina Jr. (Kuya Fidel of Batibot/Founder of multi-arts collective Black Canvas) leads the team as the Festival Curator-Director. With the support of the CCP Board of Trustees headed by Dr. Jaime Laya (Chairperson) and Ms. Maria Margarita Moran-Floirendo (CCP President) and CCP Arts Education headed by Eva Mari Salvador (Arts Education Department Manager), Ronnie Mirabuena (Audience Development Division), and Ariel Yonzon (Production and Exhibition Department Head), BALANGÁW: CCP Children’s Biennale 2022 and its collaborators strive to make a colorful, creative, safe, and inclusive space for your children to sing, dance, and share stories while discovering what it means to be Filipino through art and culture.
For more information, visit the CCP website (www.culturalcenter.gov.ph) and follow the official CCP social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates.