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THE Cultural Center of the Philippines officially closes its 50th anniversary celebration and begins its journey to another five decades of art making with a simple yet meaningful fitting finale, a light and sound show, on September 16, 2020, 7:00pm, at its Main Building façade and front lawn.  


On September 08, 2019, CCP officially celebrated its golden year as an institution.  The plan was to hold several activities covering various art and culture fields and cap the celebration with Luces, another equally mesmerizing light and sound show which would reincarnate Sinag: Festival of Radiance.  


However, in March 2020, the year-long festivities came to a halt due to the pandemic which affected not only the Philippines but the whole world.  


Consequently, as Filipinos welcome the -ber months this September, the CCP artistic team believes that it is only fitting to cap the year-long celebration with a finale that will remind every Filipino of what CCP was, has become and will be in this ever-changing and evolving society.  


The 10-minute show is an exploration of light, projection and sound using the iconic building’s facade as the canvas.  


The project hopes to represent the role that the arts and culture played in the Past, Present and Future (Kahapon, Ngayon at Bukas).  It encapsulates CCP’s 50 years and ushers in the next 50 years with new, aggressive, and better programs and plans  


Tapping into its rich archive, the center's historical timeline, Visual Arts Collection, significant archival footages and digital recordings will provide visual narration to highlight each decade of the CCP.  The projected images will feature CCP’s excellence in the fields of performing, literary, visual and multi-media arts, along with its continuing partnership with its regional network.


Engaging the expertise of a projection designer, the CCP partners with Panasonic, who provides the 22K and 31K ANSI lumens laser projectors.  


The show will have a pre-show program, which will be streamed live on the CCP official Facebook page, CCP Online YouTube channel and Vimeo.  The pre-activity features recorded greetings from arts and culture personalities, welcome remarks from CCP officials, trailers and previews of upcoming CCP events.  


At 7pm, the online show will switch to remote live feed and real-time on-site stream of the show at the CCP Front Lawn.  There will be a second live on-site projection at 7:30pm. 


The CCP Light and Sound show is made possible through the artistic and technical team, led by artistic director Chris Millado, project director Ariel S.R. Yonzon, assistant project director Ricardo Eric Cruz, projection designer GA Fallarme, scriptwriter Jose Victor Torres, video messages editor Ian Wong, production manager Renee Angela Manay, assistant production managers for technical Nestor Noviza and Amado Bonifacio III, assistant production manager for administration Monique Trinidad, over-all technical director Danilo Villanueva, assistant over-all technical director Camille Balistoy, technical director for lights Louie Alcoran, assistant for lights Edgar Aguja Jr., technical director for sound Jerry Tria, assistant for sound Mark Macapulay, on-line stream manager Rodel Valiente, on-line stream management team Mara Agleham and on-line stream technical team Alfred Nemenzo, Joshua Orteza, John Traquiña, and Jaz Marciano. 


For more information, visit the CCP website (www.culturalcenter.gov.ph). Follow the CCP social media accounts in Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates.

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