The CCP welcomes guests to ‘Tuloy Po Kayo’ virtual festival
The arts industry was the first to be halted due to the pandemic and is predicted to be among the last industries to bounce back. As such, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) remains committed in its mission to showcase varied art forms in the digital world.
In this exclusive interview with Ariel Yonzon, CCP Associate Director of the Production and Exhibition Department, The Sunday Times Magazine learned more about its latest inclusive arts event, Tuloy Po Kayo: Palihan. Palabas. Palitan., or TPK.
TPK is a rebranding of the CCP’s Pasinaya, the largest multi-arts festival held at the center. An online festival, the TPK website tuloypokayo.com features a virtual view of the theaters, where users can click to enter free workshops, exhibits, performances, as well as business exchanges with festival organizers and creative stakeholders from all over the Philippines and some from abroad.
One of the goals for the event was to showcase the diverse traditions and cultures of the Philippines as a whole as regional artists became a lot more active in the current times.
“Now that we’re online, it allows us to go nationwide and [run for] two weekends. With TPK as a brand, hindi lamang sa loob ng CCP buildings or complex yung activities, we’re now engaging the regions and eventually outside the country,” Yonzon said.