The Cultural Center of the Philippines



Fringe Manila is Manila’s Arts Festival. In the tradition of Fringe festivals all over the world, Fringe Manila is an open access, non-curated and uncensored celebration of the diversity of the arts in Manila, the Philippines and the World. 


Fringe  Manila showcases fresh, daring, and groundbreaking work. It highlights the unique point of view of emerging and established artists from the Philippines and all over the world in theater, literature, music, dance, visual art, film, cabaret, performance art, circus and every other artistic genre in between.       



Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)


Date                            Time                            Performance/s

February 12, 2015       1:00pm – 3:00pm        Tungkol Kay Angela

                                    4:30pm – 5:30pm        Absolute Beauty | Taiwan Image

                                    8:00pm – 10:00pm      Tungkol Kay Angela

February 13, 2015       4:30pm – 6:30pm        Tungkol Kay Angela

8:00pm – 9:00pm        Absolute Beauty | Taiwan Image

February 17, 2015       3:00pm – 4:30 pm       Maniacal

                                    8:00pm – 9:30pm        Maniacal

February 18, 2015       3:00pm – 4:30pm        Maniacal

                                    8:00pm – 9:30pm        Maniacal        

February 19, 2015       8:00pm – 9:30pm        Boy in the Bathroom

February 20, 2015       8:00pm – 9:30pm        The Pillowman

February 21, 2015       2:30pm – 4:00pm        Kwentong Komyut #MiddleClassProblems

                                    5:30pm – 7:00pm        Boy in the Bathroom

                                    8:30pm – 10:00pm      Quanto Salto – Flow Art Show

February 22, 2015       8:00pm – 9:30pm        Kwentong Komyut #MiddleClassProblems

February 24, 2015       8:00pm – 9:30pm        The Pillowman

February 26, 2015       8:00pm – 9:00pm        Dance Until You Shatter Yourself

February 27, 2015       8:00pm – 9:30pm        Canton Atbp.

February 28, 2015       3:00pm – 4:30pm        Canton Atbp

8:00pm – 9:30pm        Canton Atbp.

March 1, 2015                        3:00pm – 4:30pm        Dance Until You Shatter Yourself

                                    5:00pm – 6:30pm        Kwentong Komyut #MiddleClassProblems

                                    8:00pm – 9:30pm        Kwentong Komyut #MiddleClassProblems





DUYSY is an exploration of the individual's pursuit of truth throughout ones lifetime. Drawing from the meditational practices of the Mevlevi Order [or whirling dervishes] in Sufism, Green Glass Door offers Fringe-goers a one-man durational movement piece that examines the limitations of human physical/mental/spiritual endurance and asks the question, “When all other meanings fall away, what is there left to believe?”


MANIACAL                                                                                                                                                              Adapted from Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes, Maniacal transports the play’s seventeenth century bourgeoisie and setting to present day Manila’s theater scene. In Maniacal, Moliere’s commedia dell'arte characters are transformed into a group of theater artists grappling with the “pretentious intellectualism” in creating art. A satirical take on the foibles, travails and pitfalls of artists who over-intellectualizes their craft, Maniacal takes a humorous jab at the challenges of creating art while trying to eke out a living.


Founded by Taiwan artists Lin Chi Ping and Pan Yu Chen in 2005, Juedai create themes that reflect the current society of Taiwan. Absolute beauty - Taiwan image is a combination of Taiwanese culture and contemporary dance featuring Taiwan's traditional puppet shows, acrobatics, Taiwanese oldies 1950’s, Taiwan 90’s rock. There is no language barrier in this show and it’s suitable for all the family.



A thriving community and one that hangs onto life for survival- Daloy Dance Company tells non-linear narratives of two sides of the contemporary Filipino society in the premiere of two upcoming choreographies. Unity, cooperation and abundance come to life in the new work Himalaya, featuring the music of Maquiling Music Ensemble. In Himalaya, the spirit of Bayanihan in the tight-knit barangays of pre-hispanic Philippines gleams in the everyday life in urban Manila.  On the other hand, oppression and desperation based on the lives of sex workers in Manila, are embodied   in Ea Torrado’s Canton. With a preview at Fringe Festival launch in March 2014, and a showcase at Ho Chih Minh International Dance Festival, Canton will personify the hardships of fellow countrymen that are often ignored and by passed. In suites of solos, duets, trios and ensemble, Daloy Dance Company, supported by Alvin Ersaga Tolentino, Steps Dance Project and Tuchi Imperial, delves into the paradoxes of contemporary Philippines in Canton Atbp


TUNGKOL KAY ANGELA                                                                                                                                                In the near future, a couple’s attempt for a peaceful evening is broken when a young man seeks refuge. They take him in, and together the three form an altogether unreal reality. Receiving accolades from the Palanca Awards and BBC International Playwriting Competition, “Tungkol kay Angela” premieres this February 2015.



Based on true to life encounters with difficult taxi drivers, confrontations with eccentric passengers and what not, Kwentong Komyut shares and sympathizes with the everyday struggle of commuters to traverse through life situations involving different modes of public transportation in the metro. Ugh, so middle class problems.


THE PILLOWMAN                                                                                                                                                       The Sandbox Collective's The Pillowman is a staging of Martin McDonagh's Tony award-winning play about a writer being interrogated by detectives for the suspicious similarity of his works of fiction to real life murders.



The Boy in the Bathroom is a quirky yet compelling musical that explores the relationship between a boy named David and his mother Pam. When an unforeseen variable named Julie enters the picture, both David and Pam’s respective worlds are shaken and possibly, changed for good.


QUANTO SALTO – A FLOW ARTS SHOW                                                                                                                                                          Flow Art Show allows object manipulation such as poi spinning, hooping, staff spinning, and juggling among others to be more about expressing than impressing. See the real beauty of the Flow Arts and experience a deeper expression of the Flow Arts.



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