ANGELES CITY – In celebration of the National Arts Month in the city, the Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO) in partnership with the Culture and Arts Council of Angeles (CACA) staged the Bugnus ing Cabiasnang Capampangan (BuCACA) concert at the Plaza Angel, February 11.
The BuCACA, an all discipline concert featured the seven disciplines of art namely theater, film, literature, dance, architecture, visual arts, and music.
“I have witnessed how our culture evolved through the years and it is really astounding to see more people appreciating beauty in the arts,” said Joy Cruz, Deputy City Tourism Officer.
“We are now experiencing a renaissance of culture and arts here in Angeles City and I will gladly look forward on how our culture will flourish through our talented artists and dreamers,” Cruz added.
Participating groups representing the various fields of art include Teatro Angeleño for Theater, Solei Ylyanna Cruz for Literature, The Philippine Ballet Theatre for Dance, Edu Perreras for Visual Arts, and Mutya ning Angeles 2016 Youth Ambassador Ariana Gaza for Music.
Sinukwan Kapampangan (SiKap), on the other hand, presented contemporary dance interpretations of Film and Architecture.
The program commenced with a ceremonial ritual of watering the “Puno ng Sining” led by the representatives per art field.
Peter de Vera, SiKap Artistic Director and former Vice Head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts- National Committee on Dance (NCCA-NCD), shared that the ritual signifies the CACA’s objective of cultivating and nourishing local arts in the city.
The CACA is a gathering of artists from the city of various art disciplines (theatre, literature, dance, architecture, visual arts, culinary, fashion and beauty, and music). The council aims to collaborate, discuss, and develop the cultural directions and policies for the city.
On the other hand, upcoming events for the national arts month include the 2017 ALCUlturati Regional Academic and Cultural Exchange Festival which will be held on February 15-17 at the City College of Angeles and heritage district.
Outstanding Angeleño artists will be given recognitions in Pupul ning Banua awards night which will take place on February 24 at the Plaza Angel.
The Angeles City Library and Information Center is set to host workshops and public sketching on February 18 and 22 respectively, while the Museo ning Angeles will hold an exhibit entitled “Paul Del Mundo Exhibit: American Pikinisan.”
Proclamation No. 683, s. 1991 declares the month of February of each year as National Arts Month in the country.
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