The Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Artistic Director Chris Millado celebrates the close of 2019 by introducing selected members of its media partners to the people behind the institution’s overflowing cornucopia of achievements, festivals, and programs from its resident companies and artistic divisions and gives them a sneak peak into CCP’s 2020 SEASON at the Tanghalang Huseng Batute.
Highlight of Millado’s recognition of the key people who made all these success possible—from administration to the artistic divisions to marketing—is an awesome innovation with the Front House/Ushering Services department.
With its tie up with the Pasay City Hall’s Senior Citizens Office, the CCP has started to take on board a batch of seasoned arts citizens as ushering apprentices to greet and guide guests for a more home-like art experience.
This comfort is what CCP Production Design head Eric Cruz had in mind when he transformed Huseng Batute into a cozy multi-screen viewing room that showcases looping video clips on the institution’s consistently rich harvest; marketing collateral, props, and costumes; and, Sixinch‘s lightweight neon geometric seats.
This way, both media partners and guests would be able to fully savor the exciting offerings that CCP had prepared for 2020 as it continues to celebrate its 50 glorious years.
For 2020, Millado shares a very long list of things to watch out for, but the following are for me the most exciting of the groundbreaking milestones they have lined up for CCP’s steadily growing audience base:
* The fully editable and interactive Digital CCP Encyclopedia of Philippine Arts, to be distributed free to public schools and universities;
* Interactive Digital Wall Installations, which not only feature full info on current shows but also “layerable” timeliness on the different arts, along with a Time Capsule;
* CCP Digital HD, which records the more popular shows, to extend the lifespan of high-budgeted productions, with Virgin Labfest’s highly acclaimed “Mga Kontrabida” by Lasallian Dustin Celestino as pilot;
* A Dulaang UP production of Lope de Vega’s “Fuente Ovejuna“, the last work of Antonio “Tony” Mabesa+, translated by Nick Pichay, for CCP’s University Theater Season;
* The First Social Media and the Arts Festival in May, a brainchild of CCP PR Director Irene Rada who will be retiring before the year ends;
* The opening of CCP’s New Black Box Theater, which CCP Department Manager for Administrative Services Tess Rances herself assured will finally push through;
* The revival of Triple Threats concerts featuring Markki Stroem, among others; and,
* The Spinifex Group‘s awesome dynamic audiovisual light and video projection show for the CCP Facade to be unveiled in September. This may not sound as exciting as it is until you check our https://www.spinifexgroup.com.au/ for a portfolio of this Australian creative digital design agency!