From June 1 to June 10, the City of Makati will host a ten-day arts, music, and heritage festival featuring events, performances, and activities in commemorating the 348th anniversary of the city’s foundation. Co-presented by Fringe Manila, Makati Makisalo brings together citizens of all ages and backgrounds across Makati’s 33 barangays to celebrate the city’s colorful cultural identity. Featuring a diverse lineup of events and activities ranging from night markets to dance workshops, this free-for-all, open-to-the-public festival is programmed to engage both the local community and those new to the city in participating in Makati’s dynamic cultural landscape.
Over the three centuries since its establishment, Makati has grown to become a diverse and multi-faceted city. From the booming commercial enterprises in the financial sector, to the emerging and established cultural spaces and institutions, to the many historical sites and landmarks, the city’s energy has given way to a blossoming creative economy. With the institution of museums in the central business district and the rise of Barangay Poblacion as one of the prime neighborhoods for alternative culture, Makati has established itself as one of the busiest and best cities for contemporary Philippine culture. With Makisalo, the City of Makati hopes to showcase the very best in arts and culture Makati has to offer and to extend the spirit of creativity to members of the local community as they enjoy as well as join in the festival’s variety of events and activities.
Festival-goers can expect to participate in returning Fringe events such as the monthly Pineapple Jam in Poblacion Park and Daloy Dance Company’s popular community dance workshop Sayaw Galaw in Museo ng Makati. Makisalo kicks off with the Makisalo Marker Installation which, in collaboration with creative hub Pineapple Lab, is a celebration of visual art throughout the city. With this series of installations, artists were commissioned to paint murals, decorate jeepneys, and create other street art, bringing color and vibrancy to Makati’s urban landscape. The festival is also proud to host Movie Under the Stars, an outdoor film screening at Circuit Concert Grounds featuring critically-acclaimed films Patay na si Hesus and Respeto, Throwback Thursday, a retro dance party for the city’s senior citizens at the Bel Air Covered Court, a Night Market featuring an array of local food stalls, as well as interactive art at Plaza Cristo Rey, and a Street Party along Makati Avenue with performances from Autotelic, Leanne and Naara, Al James, Ebe Dancel, The Ransom Collective, Gracenote, Moonstar88, Franco, and more!
ABOUT FRINGE MANILA
Fringe Manila is an open access, non-curated, uncensored arts and community festival that aims to showcase fresh, daring, and groundbreaking material, highlighting 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. Fringe Manila is a member of the World Fringe Network, a network of over 200+ independent Fringe festivals across the world.
For more information about Makati Makisalo or the City of Makati, visit www.makati.gov.ph. For more information about Fringe Manila, visit www.fringemanila.com or email us at [email protected]
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