Performances Day at PETA-CTP's BUKLAT

For the second day of Philippine Educational Theater Association - Children's Theater Program's (PETA-CTP) annual Children's Arts Happening for 2011 entitled "BUKLAT: Buhayin ang Aklat!"  We were all entertained by various performances from different theater groups and individuals.

While waiting for the festivities to start it was nice to see the "creations" of the children from the previous day's workshops, like this book drawn and colored by the kids.  It was all colorful and cute!

We were greeted and started off by 4 very energetic and enthusiastic hosts throughout the day.

After some opening messages from the PETA President and the owner of Lampara Books, we were ushered to the 3rd floor studios of the PETA Theater Center to start the Set B shows.  Starting with the Anino Shadowplay Collective presenting the Legend of Tungkung Langit and Alusina (Alamat ni Tungkung Langit at Alusina), Jack Patak and Pilar Caterpillar.

The stories are very educational teaching the water cycle and the life cycle of a butterfly.  Shadow play is indeed a very effective way of teaching children about these kind of stuff.

It was very inspiring to hear and see Amanda Benedicto, do a very interactive story telling.  There's no doubt that she is the winner of Lampara Books' Storytelling Contest.

The PETA-MTTL Alumni staged "Tuwing Sabado" and "Sapatos ni Inay".

True to Sipat Lawin Ensemble presentations, the staging of "Si Carancal at ang mga Bombongeros" together with PETA MTTL, was very interactive and had the highest energy!

Before we knew it, it was already time for lunch!  And the Pacquiao-Marquez battle was about to start.  We were even able to watch, via twitter, until round 9 before we went back to the PETA Theater Center for the Set A performances.

The performances was started of by Gab and Josh with a rendition of Rivermaya's "Hinahanap-hanap Kita" and an original song.

Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas told their story with the use of puppets.  The puppets were interpreting two faces of love: romantic love and love for the country; in the form of a song from Rama and Sita and Pag-Ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa, respectively.


The Kaibigan Foundation Cultural Group staged "Superwoman si Inay."

BJ Forbes read to us "Ang Batang Natutong Magising ng Maaga" written by Rene Villanueva.

PETA MTTL and Artistang Artlets staged a very colorful, "Tsinelas ni Inoy".

And my favorite of all was the presentation of Anak ng Bayan of "Alamat ng Kawayan."

This day was well worth our time and even worth missing the Pacquiao-Marquez match's conclusion in real time.  We just asked around about what happened.  It was indeed a art-filled and inspirational day.  I sure hope a lot of kids and adults were inspired to continue or even start reading books and enjoy the stories and all the endless list of things that the pages of a book can offer.

For more photos for this event click here.

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