The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will hold its writers festival and sayaw Pinoy early next year in Dumaguete City.
According to St. Paul University-Dumaguete (SPUD) director of external affairs Raffy Arbon Duhaylungsod, the SPUD is one of the primary venues of the Taboan: The Philippine Writers Festival slated on February 7- 9 in Dumaguete, a project of the National Committee on Literary Arts, and the Sayaw Pinoy of the National Committee on Dance scheduled on February 16.
The Taboan will bring in 100 writer-delegates from all over the country with a few coming from abroad.
Lectures and forums will be offered to students and teachers from the various educational institutions in the city and province for free. This will also provide them the opportunity to be exposed to Philippine Literature.
The students will also have an opportunity to interact with the writers behind the bylines of poetry, fiction and drama published in textbooks and other publications.
The event is an annual project and forms part of the Philippine International Arts Festival.
Meanwhile, the Sayaw Pinoy is a touring dance performance which features the different dance forms – folkdance, traditional dance, ballet, neo-classical, modern & contemporary and hiphop dance participated by top dance companies in the country with the local dance troupes in the city and province.
The Sayaw Pinoy program aims to make quality dance performances accessible to the different audiences in the different parts of the country and providing opportunity for emerging dance groups to showcase their talents. (FCR/Jennifer C. Tilos-PIA7, Negros Oriental)