September 18, 2018

September 17, 2018

TO further its initiatives of promoting regional arts and culture, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Cultural Exchange Department (CED) brings on outreach tour a collaborative production featuring some of the country’s most prominent regional performing groups under its UGNAYAN SA SINING program - community performances and exchange tours.

From September 17 to 29, the students, teachers, local artists and community audiences in Tubod-Lanao del Norte, Pagadian City, Maasin-Leyte and Batangas City will experience the Philippine story in music, dance and images in the collaborative production entitled “Gintong Alab sa Silangan” (Pearl of the Orient). With concept, music and direction by Dr. Steven Patrick C. Fernandez, this performance captures the centuries of history of the Filipino people encapsulating the spirits of the significant eras that shaped the Filipino and his nation. The production images the glitter of a storied history of the “Pearl of the Orient.” The pearl -- revered and desired, and through time aged in an oyster’s shell -- glows in iridescent splendour when struck by the sun. The CED first presented and toured Gintong Alab last year with 10 performances & 3 lecture-demos in San Francisco-Agusan del Sur, Iligan City, Bacolod City, Angeles City-Pampanga and Marikina City.

Gintong Alab features the Integrated Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) of MSU-IIT Iligan City; Sinukwan Kapampangan Performing Arts & the Holy Angel University Dance Theater from Angeles-Pampanga; Maskara Theater Ensemble of the University of St. La Salle Bacolod; and the Philippine Barangay Folk Dance Troupe Rondalla from Manila. The outreach tours are made possible thru the partnership and support of the Municipality of Tubod-Lanao del Norte; Dumendingan Arts Guild & the City of Pagadian; St. Joseph College in Maasin-Leyte; City of Batangas; and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

For more information, contact the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at telefax no. 832-3674 and 832-1125 locals 1708-1709 and email address