BSU GAD, CCA host Luzon 11th Tanghal Theatre Conference

By upao - Posted on 03 May 2018


Various performing arts groups in Luzon gathered in Benguet State University during the 11th Tanghal National Theatre Festival for Luzon Cluster led by the Center for Culture and the Arts (CCA) in partnership with the office of Gender and Development Unit of the University on April 23, 24 and 25, 2018.
This year’s theme for 11th Tanghal centered to ‘Nan Kinatet-ewa na’’ localized for ‘Truth Telling’.

The activity aimed to gather different theatre groups from Luzon for a sharing and learning of different stories on ‘Truth Telling’ through theatrical performances, forum and workshops. This is also to raise awareness of the participants on the present social realities and make them appreciate the role of theatre arts in conscious building, values reformation, advocacy and youth development.

On his opening remarks, Dr. Leonardo Samonte, Center for Culture and the Arts Director said that the conference served as an avenue to provide opportunities to students as well as advisers, trainers and to whom who would want to develop more their talents in the field of theatre arts.
“This conference is very relevant and beneficial to you as this will level up your knowledge and skill…joining this seminar workshop will be the start of discovering of what you have”, he added.

Dr. Samonte also believed that after the conference, each of the participants went home with a lot of new knowledge, skills and perspectives to share to their constituents, communities and to their respective schools.

Series of workshops and discussions including the importance of Cordillera Day, forum and exchange of performances from the participants completed the three-day conference.

Participants include Dap-ay Cultural Group in Abatan, Buguias, Benguet, Ubon di Malayad in Tadian, Mt. Province, Artist Incorporated in Laguna, Sining Banwa in Legaspi, Bicol among others.//DSEmok