SLC-CCA's "Tawid Taoid" Recognized as Official NCCA Arts Month Local Project

by: Mr. Jeddhan Rosario

march2015 taoid2The Center for Culture and the Arts, Saint Louis College's culture and arts governing office, in coordination with the Extension Services Office, currently implements two (2) existing extension programs. The first one is the semester- long weekly arts enhancement program for La Union National High School (LUNHS) Special Program for the Arts (SPA). The second extension project is a cultural- mapping based documentation of intangible heritage of Bago tribe of Manggaan, Santol- a mountainous town in the eastern province- for the town's La Union Special School for Culture and the Arts (LUSSCA) - a National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) recognized school of living tradition.

"TAWID TAOID: Bridging Cultures" envisions bridging the arts schools together for the meaningful NAM local celebration and implementation, through travelling shows and arts exhibits in the open space auditorium and campuses of participating schools and towns. The project has been recognized and chosen as one of only twelve (12) local projects nationwide to be supported by NCCA for this year's local celebration of February as 2015 National Arts Month (NAM).

The visits will feature performances in different performance arts in dance, drama, music and oral tradition- focusing on promotion and awareness of local culture of ethno-linguistic groups in the province specifically Ilokano and Bago.

The visual art exhibits alongside with other production design will also be featured crafted by the visual arts students of the schools.

The activity will also further strengthen the dynamics and involvement of communities and participants to the culture and arts activities in schools and communities.

The schedule of the travelling shows and exhibits is as follows: February 17, 2015 1:30 pm at Santol Town Auditorium, February 18, 2015, 10:30 am at La Union National High School Auditorium and February 20, 2015, 10 am and 2 pm at Fr. Burgos Gym Saint Louis College.

march2015 taoidSLC DRAMA GROUP GOES NATIONAL IN FRINGE MANILA FESTIVAL Louisian Theatre Ensemble (LTE), the resident theater company of Saint Louis College of San Fernando, La Union presents "BULONG: ANG ATING SIGAW NG PAGBABAGO" which is a showcase of four short one-act plays which all depicts how people claim to want change but fail to initiate any action to pull them out of their despair. Carefully weaved together, this show serves as a wakeup call to the audience in the reality of life where people's words are heavy, but their actions are light. Officially qualifying for Fringe Manila 2015 to be held at De La Salle College of St Benilde, LTE performs their theatrical masterpiece from February 19 to 22, 2015.

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