Cultural Center of the Philippines

Roxas Blvd. cor. Pedro Bukaneg St., Pasay, Metro Manila

Cultural Center of the Philippines
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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
5

Last week, watched Ballet Philippines and National Artist for Dance, Alice Reyes' present Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. With Gerard Salonga conducting the ABS CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and Philippine Madrigal Singers. The music was chamber opera complete with other worldly choir! The dance and music melded beautifully, Alice Reyes choreography is timelessly beautiful. Food at the lobby by Bizu Catering. It was a limited engagement run for only 5 performances. Happy to have seen it.

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
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I recently attended the Cinemalaya Film Festival 2018 not to watch a Cinemalaya competition film but to watch a restoration of a classic film by National Artist Ishmael Bernal. 'Nunal Sa Tubig' (1976) written by Jorge Arago, starring Daria Ramirez, Elizabeth Oropeza and George Estregan.

The restoration was spearheaded by the ABS CBN Film Restoration group. The clean up was remarkable as always in collaboration with Kantana Post Production (Thailand) and Wildsound Studios on a rare last surviving Japanese film print. It was found at the Fukouka Public Library Film Archives in Japan. It was a one night screening i was happy to attend. The CCP is always a great backdrop for these film screenings.

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Eboy D.
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Rating CCP 5 stars. But Tanghalang Pilipino's latest offering "Nang Dalawin ng Pag-ibig si Juan Tamad" is a mixed bag. The show/play with a bit of musical thrown in for good measure is a mashup love triangle among Maria Makiling, Juan Tamad and Monte Banahaw. Based on National Artist for Literature, Nick Joaquin's Pop Stories for Groovy Kids (1979) - it is a good take on why Maria Makiling forever nurses a broken heart and why Juan Tamad is a pop idol. Adaptation: Rody Vera, Direction: Jonathan Tadioan. For the love of Philippine theater go watch "Juan Tamad".

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
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Watched Tanghalang Pilipino's adaptation of Sarah Ruhl's 'Eurydice' two Saturdays ago. They transformed the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino into a blackbox theater set up. We were guided through the other entrance and into the stage. They had bleachers and chairs on the stage! All this time I thought that the Little Theater's can only accomodate the standard theater seating. Excellent! The Filipino translation is exception as one would expect from the country's premiere theater company. Loy Arcenas direction was masterful, allowing each character to glow in their scene. Always stay for a bit of photo op and interaction with the cast. Recommended.

Disclaimer: VIP Tickets to the show was complimentary care of CCP and Tanghalang Pilipino.

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Larah L.
5.0 Stars

One of the few cultural places in manila (that i know of). Wish there were more frequent activities here!

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Salie D.
5.0 Stars
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After watching the Play, I feel like I am obliged to see Theatrical shows once in a while. I'm happy to be part of the audience during a Ballet show last night...an invite from hubby's Aunt. I didn't think I would enjoy something like this. I wasn't a fan of Ballet shows but I'd say I've already seen a few before.

And so far, this one's the best I've seen. It is well presented, very creative and I liked the effects and costumes used. One part of the show there are seven Mindanao Natives who played Musical Instruments during an entire segment and the Ballet dancers are just phenomenal. 9786128525128077🏽

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
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Back at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino last Saturday for Ma-Yi Theater and Tanghalang Pilipino's coproduction of Lloyd Suh's The Wong Kids in The Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! It's a great 'theater for young audiences' production about family, sibling rivalry, heroism and love set in the vast regions of space. Employing simple effects, innovative lighting, puppetry and an ingenious script and tight story telling this is a must see for parents and kids alike.

I brought my nieces and they loved it. Some scenes may be a little dark and may frighten little kids. Viewer discretion advised.

Show until September 25, 2016.

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Pat D.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
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Watched tonight's show at the CCP's Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Little Theater) on the Art of Puppetry from Japan and the Philippines. Very educational and entertaining.

Nice to watch live the traditional Japanese Art of Puppetry touted to be a UNESCO Cultural Heritage recognized art form. The show was brought in by the Japan Foundation Manila for a two show-one day engagement.

Note: admission was free, on a first come first serve basis. Walk ins, reservations and by special invitation.

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
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I visit the CCP once or twice a month thanks to friends from the NCCA and the CCP for gifting the family with complimentary tickets or when i fancy a show I buy tickets from ticketworld.

Cinemalaya commenced last Friday with the opening film 1 2 3 directed by Carlo Obispo. It was shown in the majestic Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater). Opening and closing films and some exhibition films are showing for free, just be extra early to avail of the free tickets. There is something magical when i watch films at the CCP. The opulence and old world elegance of the lobby and stage is beyond words.

I've been watching this film fest since its 2nd year (2006) and each year has been an exhilirating ride to the creativity of the Independent film industry.

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Patrick V.
5.0 Stars
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One of the many buildings you will see around the CCP Complex is this building designed by National Artist, Architect Leandro Locsin which took 3 years to build (From 1966 to 1969). This has always been the home of Cinemalaya for as long as I can remember. I have been watching three times in a row now and I can still remember the frustration whenever I hear the words "Sold out" so this time I came prepared. I ordered tickets online.

Cinemalaya 2016 runs from August 5 to 14, 2016 with screenings at CCP, Greenbelt 3, TriNoma, Glorietta and UP Town Center. (Schedule: http://www.cinemalaya.org/screening-schedule )

I was able to get tickets for the 2PM screening of Pamilya Ordinaryo at Glorietta then tickets for the 9PM screening of I America (Which I loved, by the way.) Hoping to watch other films this week if my work permits me to. Lol.

PS: Did you know you can request for a guided tour for minimum of 10pax which costs P300 each?

More details here: http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/plan-your-visit/guided-tour/

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Judie Ann Princess M.
5.0 Stars
2

#Cinemalaya2016 it is!

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Sun M.
4.0 Stars
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Watched the SET E (Php350) of Virgin Lab Fest 12 earlier at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute. These are the revisited plays from last year's fest.

1st Play - Maria Isabella at Ang Guryon ng Mga Tala
2nd Play - Ang Hintayan ng Langit
3rd Play - Dalawang Gabi

Each play runs 45min long with 10 minute break after each show. There was even a question and answer portion with the writers, directors, and actors and of course a photo opt!

First photo was with Lisang and Manolo of 'Hintayan ng Langit', a play written by the spoken word artist Juan Miguel Sivero.

Each play was tastefully done, but I absolutely loved the Hintayan ng Langit. No wonder it's one of the revisited! Super #crayola! haha.

Virgin LabFest started wayback 2005 giving playwrights a chance to showcase their unstaged works to the public. If I'm not mistaken, this year will end by July 16.

Let us support local! Buy your tickets now! Senior Citizens and students get 20% off!!!

Congrats to all the people behind this fest! And for CCP, good job for maintaining the place espcially the restroom.

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Hosea I.
5.0 Stars

Not only we watched, but we also PERFORMED here!! Along with the ABS CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, my 2nd experience in CCP was a magical event, most especially for the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth!

Words could not explain how grateful I am to be a part of the mission. So much love for Ang Misyon Inc. and OFY! 978697869786978610084

This was last April 30 at CCP Main Theater. OFY in full force with ABS CBN P.O. and PPO!!!

(c) Sir Eric Louie Bolante 128515

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Franz D.
5.0 Stars

I have watched so many things in here; Whether it's Independent Films from Cinemalaya up to Ballet of Ballet Philippines.. The place may be old, but it is still a gem for us and for the generations to come. 128522

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Melissa E.
5.0 Stars

I will give Imelda Marcos credit in spearheading to built this center. This is now the home of theater acts, whether local or foreign acts, our OPM artists, and now to our talented independent movie screenwriters, producers and directors (Cinemalaya). If it weren't for Imelda, where can we showcase our Filipino culture and heritage to the world? MOA Arena? Smart Araneta Coliseum? No way.

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Mina T.
3.0 Stars

For an entrance fee of P20, you can enter the Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino, which gives you access to 2 permanent exhibitions. There are no guided tours for walk-ins, but I was lent a guidebook during my visit. The museum looks and smells old, but I really enjoyed playing (or trying to play) the Indonesian percussions, most especially the angklung--the first octave is still in tune! 128522 Other exhibitions inside CCP are free of charge but are scattered in various areas/floors, so get an Exhibitions brochure at the entrance for reference. Photography is allowed, use of flash is not. 128247

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Sandy V.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Raisa R.
4.0 Stars

It's a nice jogging place. It's good for exercise since it's elevated. It's also a nice place to just sit around or have a picnic with your family and friends

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Monique A.
5.0 Stars

Late post

Watch wicked last year from the 4th row, ticket was no cheapo but it's much more cheaper than flying out & catching this ever popular Broadway musical play in other parts of the world .. So worth it!!!

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