Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:43 AM January 15, 2017
This year, the BGC Arts Center celebrates its identity as the home of the Filipino artist. Its two-day Arts Festival runs until today, Jan. 15, featuring performances and events to give voice to the range of the human condition.
The BGC Arts Center is the centerpiece of BGC’s Cultural District. A project of the nonprofit Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., it is the first and only stand-alone theater established through private donations.
It is dedicated to providing a cultural and educational experience that will inspire the public to explore their creative side and embrace Filipino artistry.
A collaboration of award-winning architects and designers, the BGC Arts Center is composed of the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, the Alveo Central Plaza, and the Sun Life Amphitheater.
The BGC Arts Center Festival is aligned with how the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) recognizes the integral role of culture, the appreciation of art and its meaning, in a city’s identity.
Making BAFI’s mandate come alive is the range that the BGC Arts Center Festival is offering.
As such, the festival features children’s plays from Artist Playground and Kids Acts Philippines, several dance performances by STEPS, staged readings of selected scenes by The Egg Theatre Co., a performance of an original play by Artist Playground, a performance by pioneer Filipino Improv group SPIT Manila, an acclaimed local production from Twin Bill Theater, an award-winning original Filipino musical from Philippine Stagers, and opera pieces from MusicArtes, Inc.
Completing the Arts Festival are art talks, outdoor events such as BGC Art Mart that regularly feature the work of local artisans, and other surprise offerings at the Sun Life amphitheater.
Like BGC Arts Center Festival on Facebook for schedules.