Kabataan Crossing: A generation en route to a new path of meaningful expression

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketThis year’s Dula-Daluyan is titled such… It also briefly describes the thrust of the year’s celebration.

As written in a previous post, the Dula-daluyan festival will feature several activities from conferences and fora, to art workshops and performances, to bazaars and a mini-concert.

Our Festival Events

JumpsART: Artsy, Ready & Go!
/Parade & Opening Program/
Turn the key and step on the gas as we open the festival with a celebration on the street! Watch street performances and join us as we literally paint the concrete with our colors of expression. So what are you waiting for? Don’t just stand and watch on the sidewalk… Step up with us on the road!

Pedestrian Lane
The crossroad of views and ideas: a venue where young people, by age and by heart, can discuss different ways and uses of artistic expression.

ARTstruction Area
/Art Workshops/
Watch the sign, slow down and take part in the construction. This is where we prepare for the smoother drive: rev up the engine and pimp up your style in these workshops exploring the possibilities of expression using the body, the voice, and the mind. Shine the steel and learn the wheels as we construct, reconstruct, re and create. Let’s start the vehicle upgrade!

Drive-Thru ng Sining
What you see beyond the windshield and windows: the image of the world as the youth sees it and an image of the youth for the world to see. Pictures, posters, AVPs and even listening booths that will tell you the story of participating groups’ history, processes, works, views, ideas and dreams. Don’t forget to drive by.

/Art Mart/
One-stop art shops that display product created by the young people for the young people. From paintings to accessories, books to music CDs, even bargain clothes, fashion art, coffee and pasta, it’s all there!

/Main Performances/
Turn your headlights on for the main performances featured for this year’s festival, highlighting the artistic expression of this generation of young people!

/Front Acts/
Partake in free artistic expression! A venue will open for different theatrical, musical, movement and visual performances that anyone from anywhere wants to showcase.

No Dead Ends!
/Closing Ceremonies/
The festival comes to a close but the journey towards meaningful youth expression does not! So before we go on to our separate roads, don’t miss the final stopover shindig to prep us for the longer drive ahead!

Below is the schedule of activities:

December7 December 8 December 9
Morning Opening Parade and Program
Youth Forum
Opening of Art Mart & Exhibit
Theater Performances
Art Workshop
Theater Performance
Art Workshop
Afternoon Main Performance
Art Workshop
Theater Performances
Art Workshop
Art Workshop
Front Acts
Closing Program
Evening Theater Performances Theater Performance Live Band Concert

We are open for participation as well as sponsorship! All kinds of help are welcome so we can make this festival more successful! Call us for more details – 4100821, 7256244 or mobile numbers 0918-9068083 or 0927-7911139.  Email us at petampro@yahoo.com or quengreyles@yahoo.com.

 See you at the festival!


Dula-Daluyan 2007

T.S. Eliot, in one of his essays, explains that the evolution of tradition is dependent on what is being produced at present in respect to what has been produced in the past. One must be able to understand and take into consideration the previous occupation of artistic production that has come to be known as tradition. With this in mind, one will be able to come up with works that are relevant and meaningful enough to eventually be considered part of the growing tradition of arts and culture. It is in this light that the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) moves forward with this year’s DULA-DALUYAN Youth Theater Festival, focusing its energies in steering the upcoming generation of young people towards the path of creativity and artistry, developing this generation’s expressions that will eventually emerge as significant in the expansion of our rich tradition of arts and culture.

The time has come to create a new path. With theater and the arts as the vehicle that will drive through the many roads of human creativity and expression, we speed forward in this journey of a tradition that is not only developed aesthetically but is also enriched with meaning and values important in the development of the young people and of the society as a whole.

The PETA Youth Arm takes on the steering wheel, taking the festival on a joyride of learning and experience. Each and everyone’s craft undergoes a process of polishing and revving up as we parade and showcase our vehicles of expression in this 3-day long drive. We take on the expression of the streets as it is time to take the expression of the youth out of its classrooms and homes, and onto to streets where everyone can see and appreciate what is there to be offered. It’s going to be a new and different path, driving not only forward but taking U-turns as well to recall and recognize the tradition of the past and provide an ample jumpstart for the long journey. The festival aims to guide the youth in making the right turns, understanding the flow and counterflow of issues such as gender, rights & participation, identity, family, relationships, etc.

Join us as we take this generation of youth forward. Create new paths with us and add more fun and excitement to this joyride. Keep in mind that it is not about getting there first, but knowing that a smooth drive with everyone safe in the backseat can be as good as flying.

Dula-Daluyan 2007 takes place on December 7 to 9, 2007 at the PETA Theater Center, #5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.

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