Wednesday, April 9, 2014

CCP Celebrates Earth Day with "Clean Air" and Hourly Fun Activities

"Clean Air" is the theme of Earth Day celebration at the  Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sunday, April 13, 2014.  Various venues of the CCP complex will stage different events that include art, dance,  film showing, makeshift aircon-making, kite flying, and many more.

The celebration starts with a Fun Run at the CCP Complex at 6:00am followed by a program with performances by Ballet Philippines and ventriloquist Wanlu at the CCP Front Lawn at 7:30am. At 8am, exhibits and fair will open, and visual artist Junyee unveils his artwork, consisting of 300 bamboo poles to be erected on the front lawn, creating an artistic cluster of “windmills” which transforms the area into a place of wind movement. At 9am, a yoga class will be conducted by the Gentle Warriors at the CCP Main Theater Lobby as well as a ‘Chalk Art’ activity conducted by the Philippine Art Educators Association (PAEA) at the CCP Lagoon Driveway Area. The Philippine Biochar conducts a workshop on using Biochar, Bokashi Balls, Hering Agents, 9:30am at the CCP Ramp. At 10am, a dance class will be conducted by the Gentle Warriors at the CCP Main Theater Lobby while Haribon Foundation conducts a guided tour on familiarization with trees at the CCP’s Liwasang Kalikasan. At 10:30am, Sipat Lawin Ensemble will do storytelling while Haribon Foundation will screen the film entitled “Biodiversity on Wheels” at the CCP Promenade. At 11am, a kendo class will be conducted by Gentle Warriors at the CCP Main Theater Lobby, while the Bureau of Plant Industry conducts a grafting workshop at the CCP Ramp. At 11:30am, ventriloquist Wanlu stages his show “Wanlu, Wan Earth, Wans More” at the CCP Ramp. The Gentle Warriors will conduct an arnis class at the CCP Main Theater Lobby at 12nn.

Other activities happening at the CCP Ramp in the afternoon are workshops and storytelling (1:30-2pm), a Do-it-yourself demo on a makeshift "Aircon", as well as Kite assembly and flying workshop by the Kite Association of the Philippines (2:30pm), with a performance by Mga Anak ni Inang Daigdig (3pm). At 4pm, the Kite Association of the Philippines will hold kite flying activities at the CCP’s Front Lawn, Ramp and Promenade. At 5pm, Drone Video / Camcording at the CCP Ramp will be followed by a performance of Mga Anak ni Inang Daigdig at the CCP Ramp at 6:30pm.

So enjoy a day of earth-loving, nature appreciation, air cleansing activities at the CCP this April 13 for the whole family.

Earth Day at the CCP is held in cooperation with Haribon Foundation, Kasibulan, Philippine Art Educators Association (PAEA), Foundation for Philippine Environment, Philippine Biochar, Bureau of Plant Industry, and Kite Association of the Philippines.

For more information, call the CCP Administrative Services Department at 551-0323, 832-3677.

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