The Cultural Center of the Philippines


06 November – 08 November

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Various CCP Venues




Performatura Festival is the CCP’s inaugural performance literature festival. It aims to access relationships with and between the page and the stage, tradition and innovation all the while exploring notions of intertextuality. By celebrating how texts and text-makers relate socially in space and time, we hope to develop a culture of inclusion, opening the conversation to all forms that wish to engage various literatures and performances.


Performatura 2015 updates are available on:


TICKET INFORMATION: Free to the public. Just donate a book in exchange for a day pass.







DATE: November 06, 2015

TIME: 2:00 PM

VENUE: Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater)



DATE: November 07, 2015

TIME AND VENUE: 9am, at Tanghalang Manuel Conde; and 1pm, 3pm, 5pm at Tanghalang Huseng Batute


Shake up your performance history knowledge with a marathon of epic proportions!



TIME: 7:00 pm

VENUE: The Promenade


Enjoy poetry performed in various ways.

Join your favorite poets and performers for an open mic session.


Series 1, Nov. 6: Protest, Poetry, Movement, Music

Series 2, Nov. 7: Ensembles and Notions of Rhythm

Series 3, Nov. 8: Gathering a Community of Poets: A Fellowship



VENUE: Bulwagang Alagad ng Sining


Calling all teachers, educators and molders of youthful minds!  


Creative Performance, Nov. 06

Session 1: Chelsea Ainsworth, 9-11am

Session 2: Ventriloquism with Ony Carcamo, 1-3pm


Performative Literature, Nov. 07

Session 1: Kapampangan Forms with Juliet Mallari, 9-11am

Session 2: Teaching Balagtasan with Mike Coroza / Balagtasan DepEd Contest Winner, 1-3pm


Pedagogical Tools, Nov. 8

Session 1: Poetry Slam Workshop for Educators with Arianna Pozzuoli, 9-11am

Session 2: YouTube as a Profitable Career Path by Diwa de Leon, 1-3pm


CCP Café,

TIME:4:00 pm

VENUE: Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino


Few can boast they’ve had coffee with a national artist.

Come and join the conversation. Freshly brewed.


Session 1, Nov. 6: F. Sionil Jose and Lourd de Veyra

Session 2, Nov. 7: Bienvenido Lumbera and Roland Tolentino

Session 3, Nov. 8: Cirilo Bautista and Krip Yuson


Special Performances

VENUE: Tanghalang Huseng Batute


Ariana Pouzzoli, November 8, 11am

Romancing Venus,  Ang Tren and Myra Beltran, November 8, 2pm

Anthony Brown, November 8, 5:30pm

SugaTula: Contemporary Mindanao Poetry by IPAG, November 7, 9am


CINEMATURA: A Look At the Relationship Between Literaure and Film


VENUE: Tanghalang Manuel Conde (Dream Theater)


DATE: November 06, 07 and 08

TIME: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm



VENUE: 3rd Floor


Chromatext @ Bulwagang Juan Luna


Chromatext Rebooted at the CCP’s Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) is a visual arts exhibit organized by the Philippine Literary Arts Council & Friends that will involve artworks based on, coupled with, or related to words/poems/prose, as well as artworks executed by poets/writers, including abstract, sculptural, conceptual and digital works.


Salimbibig @ Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino


Salin means to pour from one vessel to another, to transfer from one place to another, to bestow from one generation to another via one’s mouth. Satisfy your craving for learning more about our featured epics, specially curated by leading experts in the field.


Binhi, Ani @ CCP Library


A site-specific sound installation commentary on the transmission of Philippine oral and aural history and tradition by Teresa Barrozo


Children’s Corner @ Silangan Hall


November 06 & 07



Young Poets Space Jam, 12nn, Nov. 8 @ Silangan Hall


The Young Poets Space Jam aims to gather poets from colleges, universties and young professional groups to a fellowship event where they will get the opportunity to exhange ideas, get to know one another and engage in conversation. It is a youth summit that culminates in a writing and performance network called Pugad ng Adarna Network (PAN).


Buklat: An Open Book Fair @ Bulwagang Carlos V. Francisco




06 November – 08 November