The National Committee on Dramatic Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Performance Laboratory, Inc., will present TANGHAL 5: The 5th National University Theater Festival on February 15-18, 2011 in Bacolod City with the University of St. La Salle, Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod, West Negros University and Teatrokon: West Visayas Theater Network.
The festival will feature the best performances of university theater companies all over the country and is anchored on the theme “Dula ng Kabataan Tungo Sa Mapagpalayang Edukasyon”, a press release from the organizers said.
The main objective of the festival is to engage theater as a tool for empowering the youth on issues such as governance, environment, gender, history and heritage, globalization and cultural identity and the Millennium Development Goals.
The festival components are festival showcase – staging of the best works from the university – based theaters coming from major regions of the country; international guest performance – theater groups from Cambodia will perform during the festival; fringe performances 7 – 30 minutes performances as parallel activities for the festival showcase; workshops – specific areas in theater will be conducted by experienced and respected theater practitioners. Community activities/outreach – extension activities such as workshops and performances to selected communities; interactive forum – the audience and guests are encourage to interact with the performing groups; conference/consultation - at the end of the festival, a conference among the delegates will be held to discuss the theater aesthetics as experienced in the performances; and an exhibit – to feature the flagship projects of the NCCA Committee on Dramatic Arts highlighting, the Tanghal: University Theater Festival in the past for years, the press release said.
Those who wish for more information, may call Tanya P. Lopez, festival director c/o Negros Museum, Gatuslao St. Bacolod City at tell. No. 433 4764, the press release added.*
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