History

The Cultural Center of the Philippines

The Cultural Center of the Philippines was created in 1966 through Executive Order no. 30, with the purpose of promoting and preserving Filipino arts and culture. It was formally inaugurated on September 8, 1969, starting a three month long inaugural festival opened by the epic musical Dularawan. Since then, the CCP has sought to truly embody its logo of katotohanan (truth), kagandahan (beauty) and kabutihan (goodness). The best artists from all over the country and around the world have graced the CCP theaters and galleries, enthralling Filipinos for over thirty years. The CCP is attached to the Office of the President and is under the umbrella of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts for policy and program coordination. Performing companies representing dance, music and theater reside within the CCP. It has four resident dance companies: Ballet Philippines, Philippine Ballet Theatre, the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group, and the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company. Tanghalang Pilipino is the CCP's resident theater company while music is represented by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the UST Symphony Orchestra, the Philippine Madrigal SIngers and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists Foundation (NAMCYA). The CCP also covers the mass media as well as the literary and visual arts, encouraging the growth of aspiring artists in these fields through numerous workshops, seminars, anthologies, exhibits, symposia as well as competitions and awards. Through its Cultural Exchange Program, the CCP supports the growth and development of arts councils all over the country thourgh relevant workshops and seminars. In addition, the CCP has also established ties with various international organizations such as the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Center, the Conseil International des Organisations de Festivals de Folklore et d'Arts Traditionnels (CIOFF), the World Dance Alliance and the International Theater Institute. Through exchange programs with these organizations and with other institutions, Filipinos have been able to glimpse the beauty of different cultures from various countries, withnessing many a triumphant performance from highly-acclaimed artists all over the world. The CCP continues to nurture and promote artistic excellence, Filipino aesthetics and identity, and cultural values towards a humanistic global society. With the CCP Business and Master Development Plan now being implemented, the CCP complex is poised to truly becoming a mecca for arts and culture in Asia.

is named after the great Filipino playwright and dramatists who lived at the end of the country's Spanish Era.4m 6m TANGHALANG HUSENG BATUTE (Studio Theater) "Huseng Batute" is one of the many pseudonyms adapted by Jose Corazon de Jesus. He did his first composition at the age of 8. seating capacity stage dimensions proscenium width height 421 people 13m x 14m 1. "Mutya ng Pasig" and "Ave Maria". "Kundiman ng Luha". It also features a house curtain tapestry patterned after the "Genesis" (Simula) painting of the National Artist Hernando Ocampo. "Concerto in B flat minor". Ngayon at Bukas" in 1903. The lobby of Tanghalang Huseng Batute. commonly known as the Little Theater. Among his immortal compositions are. in the midst of the celebration for the declaration of Philippine Independence be the Americans in Kawit. Cavite.821 people 18m x 18m 18m 9M TANGHALANG AURELIO TOLENTINO (Little Theater) The Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino. He became the first Filipino to compose a piano and orchestra concerto. a waltz dedicated to his grandmother. Most of his pieces depict his interest for our Liberation from Colonizers.TANGHALANG NICANOR ABELLARDO (Main Theater) The Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo or commonly known as the CCP Main Theater is named after the Father of Philippine sonata. He was crowned "Hari ng Balagtasan" and among his literary works is the nationalist poem "Sa Dakong Silangan" (In the East). also known as the Studio Theater. seating capacity stage dimensions proscenium width height 1. The venue named after him The lone dressing room (which can accomodate five persons at a time) is situated at the Lower Studio Level leading to the Buffeteria. "Kahapon. "Ang Unang Buko". is highlighted by a work of the Paete Wood Carvers after . He also wrote the lyrics to various songs including Contancio de Guzman's "Bayan Ko" {My Country) and Nicanor Abelardo's "Kundiman ng Luha" (Kundiman of Tears). guests are greeted by National Artists for Visual arts Vicente Manansalas brass sculpture the "Seven Arts". "Nasaan ka Irog". Upon entering the orchestra section. Aurelio Tolentino wrote his most celebrated masterpiece.

BULWAGANG FERNANDO AMORSOLO (Small Gallery) ."balagtasan" is also named after him. seminar or mini-conference hall. He was best remembered for his "Juan Tamad" series in which he starred and directed. revered as one of the country's greatest poets. Manuel Pabustan Urbano in real life. The theater is part of the joint endeavor of the CCP and Dream Broadcasting System the only company in the Philippines that offers Sattelite Direct to Home TV.458 people 20m x 20m 20m 10m TANGHALANG MANUEL CONDE (Dream Theatre) The Tanghalang Manuel Conde. he directed "Ghengis Khan". Juan Luna. a leading figure in Philippine Cinema. "Florante at Laura" is one of his best known and most beloved works and his poetry "Balagtasismo" has shaped generations of Filipino poets. The venue is used for film and video screenings. lecture forum. (DTH) to promote "Art Films and Videos" in the Philippines. Francisco entitled Abuse of Spanish Authorities. seating capacity stage dimensions proscenium width height 8.a. An art film and video work that has received or garnered local or international awards and critical recognition for its quality. It is also capable of receiving and showing films that are broadcast via DTH The venue has a seating capacity of 100.k. the first Filipino Film distributed worldwide by United Artist. is named in honor of Manuel Conde. whose most famous work is the Majestic Spollarium. The popular debate in verse . GALLERIES and EXHIBIT HALLS BULWAGANG JUAN LUNA (Main Gallery) The CCP main gallery is named after one of the greatest Filipino artist and figures of the Philippine Revolution. approximate seating capacity 250 TANGHALANG FRANCISCO BALAGTAS (Folk Arts Theater) The theater takes its name form Fancisco Baltazar A. Francisco Balagtas. intent and form.the painting of National Artists for Visual Arts Carlos V.

India. Many of his historical works graced textbooks and calendars. China and Korea. He first attained nationwide recognition with the life size multi-figural Bonifacio monument. dynamic role of creativity and artistic expression in national life and culture. It gathers together the works of Filipino traditional artists and preserves Filipino artistic traditions. Ritwal at Sining" showcases significant Filipino artistic traditions and explores the development of Philippine art and aesthetics in the socio-cultural context. Some other well – known works by the artist include the Oblation at the UP Campus and the statue of President Ramon Magsaysay in the GSIS lobby. which was unveiled in 1933. Thailand. PASILYO VICENTE MANANSALA (Second floor hallway) The gallery is named after national artist Vicente Manansala. Ocampo made up the pioneering triumvirate that led Philippine art to new directions. Francisco who is credited with the revival of Philippine murals. BULWAGANG CARLOS V. THE CCP MUSEUM The Museo ng Kalinangang Pilipino is an integrated humanities museum established in 1988.FRANCISCO (Little Theater Lobby) The lobby is named after the National Artist for Painting Carlos V. and strengthens the people's awareness of the integral. provides curatorial assistance. Indonesia. PASILYO VICTORIO EDADES (Fourth floor museum hallway The hallway was named after National Artist for Painting Victorio Edades who pioneered Philippine modern art. A permanent exhibit entitled "Diwa: Buhay. .The gallery is named after the first National Artist for Painting who immortalized the quality of Philippine sunlight in his evocative paintings of the Philippine countryside. shaping the visual imagination of many generations of Filipino children. studies and interprets these to provide a deeper understanding of Filipino national culture evolving with and for the people. with Victorio C. and organizes workshops on indigenous art forms. a member of the Thirteen Models and neorealists who was at the forefront of modernist movement in Philippine Art . The CCP Museum also presents special changing exhibitions. Japan. He was also among the first – generation modernists who. Edades and Galo B. Another important permanent exhibit is the CCP Collection of Traditional Asian Musical Instruments from the Philippines.

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