SiKuna, a collaborative arts festival featuring all seven forms of arts (architecture, visual arts, music, dance, theater, film and literature) will have its opening this coming August 1, 2015.
A production of Para sa Sining Productions (formerly Katha), SiKuna Festival aims to create an avenue where new art is born, shared and appreciated. It is also focused in gathering artists and enthusiasts in a festive vibe where they can socialize, interact and learn from each other. And it will also serve as the launch pad pf Para sa Sining within the artistic community and to introduce it to the new audience.
Para Sa Sining,is a new organization whose passion is to share and celebrate Filipino art and culture with others. It aims to preserve our culture and heritage, to recognize artists & great influencers, and to empower new artists & movements. More than contributing to the arts community through artistic productions, Para Sa Sining envisions to share art with the community through cultural exchange and arts education programs. The core team recently joined the Department of Education’s Brigada Eskwela in schools located in Mt. Pulag, Benguet. Different social groups such as Klasrums ng Pag-‐asa, Dolphins Love Freedom and Juan Portrait also took their share in helping out the local community, as they do every year. Para Sa Sining is set to facilitate an arts education program for the youth next summer.
The SiKuna Festival will be a full-day event. There will be interactive performances where the audiences may also be part of the program. Later in the evening, staged performances of different collaborative art pieces will be presented, after which there will be open performances. This open jam, will allow artists to converse with their fellow artists through art. However, these exchanges are not only limited to artist-artist collaborations; audience-participants may also take part in the open performances. For the whole duration of the festival, artists and artist groups may setup booths to exhibit and/or sell their art.
SiKuna Festival Event Timeline
Date: August 1, 2015
1:30 pm to 1:30 am
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Interactive Performances
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Break
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Staged Performances
9:00 pm to 1:30 pm Open Performances, Fellowship
SiKuna will gather artists and enthusiasts in a festival celebrating different art forms and genres. The festival will showcase snippets of pieces from the upcoming productions of the new season.
The central theme will be the element of fire, its different forms and faces will become the dominant idea that will guide the curating of each production.
This August, fire is associated with the concept of beginning, as a new season unfolds. SiKuna Festival will be one in celebrating the “Buwan ng Wika.” While we associate fire with the concept of beginning, we remember our ethnic roots. Moreover, we incorporate ethnic art to contemporary art in the festival. The fusion of genres will be reflected and experienced throughout the whole program