Itinampok ng Emirates News Agency (WAM) noong Sabado Mayo 1, 2021 ang The Philippine Pavilion “Bangkóta” sa Dubai Expo 2020, na nakakaakit ng maraming bisita sa pamamagitan ng pagpalabas ng iba’t ibang masining na pagtatanghal gamit ang visual, digital media atbp. Ang pinaka-espesyal ay ang produksyon ng “Our Gift To the world.” – 4,000 years of Filipino culture at Dubai Expo 2020
Ang Expo 2020 ay naka-iskedyul sana na World Expo na ang host ay Dubai,United Arab Emirates, noong Oktubre 20, 2020 hanggang Abril 10, 2021 pero napagpaliban dahil sa COVID19 pandemic. Ang bagong petsa ay Oktubre 1, 2021 hanggang Marso 31, 2022.
Sa kabila ng pagpapaliban, nanatili ang pangalang Expo 2020 para sa layunin sa marketing at branding.
Nasa baba ang ating English Translation sa WAM Arabic Press Release
4,000 years of Filipino culture at Expo 2020 Dubai
Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 5:53 PM Source: http://www.wam.ae/ar/details/1395302931608
DUBAI, May 1st / WAM / The Philippine Pavilion “Bangkóta” at Expo Dubai 2020 is attracting visitors by employing a variety of artistic performances that include visual and performing arts, digital media, and other artistic forms that include a unique production entitled: “Our Gift To the world.”
Under the leadership of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippines is celebrating its participation in Expo 2020 Dubai with a series of creative performances, most notably the production of “Our Gift to the World”, which is among the artistic expressions that will be in the interior spaces of the pavilion.
The five-minute multimedia presentation illustrates the fusion of human interaction that has lasted for thousands of years in the Philippine archipelago and 4,000 years of culture that has shaped the communicative Filipino identity.
The award-winning Philippine creativity agency BBDO Guerrero, also known for its “It’s Most Fun in the Philippines” tourism campaign, was tasked with creating the five-minute movie. Independent pavilion designer Marian Pasteur Rosses and architect Royal Pineda guided the agency on their desirability of how to exhibit, under the supervision of Assistant Secretary Rosario Virginia C. Gaetos. of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry and alternate general commissioner for the Philippine pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The creative team, led by David Guerrero, will work remotely with a select group of visual and digital performing artists to produce the stunning show. The team included Filipino choreographer Denisa Reyes, former artistic director of the Philippine Ballet and acclaimed composer and sound artist Teresa Barroso, as well as Korean director Jay Heung Wang, known for his remarkable work in computer graphics, and Pixel Box, a Hong Kong-based production house.
The digital creativity in the pavilion brings together Filipino motifs of cultural identity and interconnectedness, and brings together an amalgamation of imaginative reflections of scientific and humanitarian data about the Philippines and its people. It is poetically expressed through the contemporary dance performed and choreographed by Filipino talents led by designer Denisa Reyes.
Reyes works with choreographer and dancer JM Cabling, along with dancers Angela Bettina Carlos, Minnie Karel Maza and Michael Barry Q, who contribute to drawing attention to Filipino motifs through dance.
Another group of Filipino artists also perform during National Day of the Philippines at the exhibition on February 11, 2022 – a celebration of Filipino dance and music.
Nestor Jardin, former president and artistic director of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, is leading the conceptualization of the program by Selang Communications, led by renowned actor and director Bart Guingona. The program reflects the spirit of Filipinos and depicts coral reefs, forests and animals through a cultural showcase for an audience from all over the world.
Production, technology and graphics for the program will be selected by visual artist Leroy Neo, graphic artist Stephen Tanseungku, and artistic director Militon Roxas Jr. Meanwhile, the musical and directing side will be a collaboration between sound engineer Rards Corps, composer Ijay Yatko, and vocal director Krina Kayapap. The choreography will be supervised by GM Cabling.
It is noteworthy that the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry has commissioned Filipino talents in other creative industries that include architecture, design, handicrafts, visual arts and performing arts, as well as film, animation and software development, including gastronomy, media and publishing, to represent the Philippines at Expo Dubai 2020.