What's coming up at the K - August 2011 edition

Written by Ingrid Garzon, Event Planning Intern

Itching to make the best of what's left of summer? Not sure where to start or what to do? Search no more! This August the K has got what you've been looking for. With great workshops and events happening from August to September you will have to clear out your calendar. If you're in the mood to use those artistic juices, expressing what you feel through spoken word, exposing those journal entries you got and so much more? Come  join us as we got a bit of everything that'll make what's left of summer just that much worth it.

To save your spot to any of our events, please e-mail Kat at kat@kapisanancentre.com with the event you will like to participate on.

Summer is almost over, so make the most of it!

Poetry is Our Second Language
Poetry is Our Second Language, August 4, 2011

Poetry is our Second Language (PSL) Curriculum developed, and program facilitated by Len Cervantes

Poetry is our Second Language (PSL) is a four-week poetry unit that will reveal that Poetry has been a part of who we are as Filipinos since the beginning of time until today, and is very much a part of our Filipino fabric. The workshop series will first introduce the traditional forms of Filipino poetry, including the Balagtasan and Filipino epic poetry. Upon having this background, the program will then move on to explore effective poetry writing and spoken word performance techniques. Finally, participants will be introduced to the Spoken Word/Poetry Scene in Toronto, as the workshop culminates with a final Slam performance.

This program is funded by the Arts Education Program of Ontario Arts Council. PWYC or FREE for VIP Club Members Thursdays starting August 4 @7pm

@ Kapisanan 167 Augusta Ave

To pre-register email kat@kapisanancentre.com Subject: PSL

Playwritting Worksop Facilitated by Nina Lee Aquino

Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, in community partnership with Carlos Bulosan Theatre presents: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN WRITE…A PLAY?!

So you fancy yourself a writer? Get those journal entries off the page and on to the stage!

This playwriting workshop series is for all levels, so don’t be shy! Facilitated by the Dora Mavor Moore Award winning stage director (outstanding direction for Paper Series, 2011) and dramaturge, proud Filipina-Canadian, Nina Lee Aquino. Writers will showcase an excerpt of their writing as part of KAPISANAN’s 6th Annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival (August 26-28, 2011). Sign up now! SPACE IS LIMITED.

To save your spot, email kat@kapisanancentre.com Subject: Playwriting

Tuesdays, August 9th, 16th, 23rd, and Wednesdays August 10th, 17th, 24th, public reading will be on Aug 28th (YOU HAVE TO COMMIT TO ALL THREE DAYS) from 6:30-8:30pm

PWYC FREE for VIP Club Members!

@Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture 167 Augusta Ave.

Block Printing Workshop Facilitated by Krisitina Guison

At this linoleum block printing two-session workshop you will create a design, carve the design into a soft linoleum block, and then print the image onto paper. Finished art work will be displayed as part of our 6th Annual Kultura Filipino Arts Festival (Aug 26-28).

Beginners are most welcome! This two-session workshop is FREE for Youth (age 14-21) and VIP Club Members.

We will supply all the tools necessary, you supply the creativity! If you have something you’d like to print on, or have your own tools, feel free to bring them.

Facilitated by KAPISANAN resident artist, Kristina Guison.

Sign up now. SPACE IS LIMITED. To save your spot, email kat@kapisanancentre.com Subject: Block Printing

Aug 16 & 18, 2 - 5 p.m. Art hang on Thursday August 25, from 2-5 p.m.

Exhibit opens on Aug 26th

FREE for YOUTH (14-21 yrs old) and VIP Club Members! $10 includes use of tools, ink, and paper

@Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture 167 Augusta Ave.

CLUTCH Program poster, Applications due Sept 7th 2011

CLUTCH is a FREE 5-month arts-based program for young Filipina artists (females aged 17-24 years old) to start a dialogue with each other, get mentorship from professional artists within the community, have access to professional tools to hone their creativity, define their identity, explore their community, and tell their stories on their terms.

Free use of equipment and facilities will be provided during the program, including but not limited to art studios, still and video cameras, computers (Mac platform), and necessary art supplies.

Workshops will be held on Saturdays from September 2011 to February 2012.

Read on for more information on how to apply!


You can download the application here: Clutch Application 2011.

Deadline is August 15th, 2011. EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 !!

Once you’ve filled out the application, you can scan and email it to us (email:info@kapisanancentre.com) or print and hand it to us in person at Kapisanan headquarters: 167 Augusta Ave. Toronto, ON M5T 2L4. Drop-in hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12-8pm.

Eating with Lola

Written and performed by Catherine Hernandez Presented by the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture Produced by Sulong Theatre Directed by Ann Powell (Puppetmongers Theatre)

Sulong Theatre Collective joins forces with the legendary Puppetmongers to bring you the story of Lola, so old and sick she has to be spoon fed by her granddaughter Grace. It wasn’t always like this. Over the course of her final meal on earth, Lola explains how it was always her job to find food – even if that meant stealing it.

Part confession, part revelation, Lola’s epic tale unravels the entire modern history of Manila from the time of the Thomasites to the second wave of Filipino migration to the United States – one spoonful at a time.

A one woman (and one puppet) tour-de-force. First excerpt was presented at the 2009 Kultura Festival. First full length version developed by fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company.

Help keep a good thing going! Join KAPISANAN for this Fundraiser Performance of Eating With Lola by Catherine Hernandez.

@Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture 167 Augusta Ave, Toronto ON M5T 2L4

Thursday, September 15 @ 8:30 p.m.

$10 donation

Filipino Language Program, Tagalog classes.

KAPISANAN Presents: Conversational Filipino Language Program

Kapisanan Philippine Centre is offering Tagalog classes that use the direct method of learning a language. The students focus on CONVERSATIONAL skills in Tagalog. Classroom techniques include role-plays, games, songs, pair work, and writing exercises.

At the end of the 10-week program, students should be able to use Filipino in greetings and situations such as telling ti...me as well as asking and giving directions. Our aim is to equip students who complete each level with Filipino language that describes people, objects, places, narrates an event or simple story; expresses feelings, as well as agreement or disagreement.

Curriculum is developed and will be taught by Christine Balmes.

Every Tuesday @ 6:30pm starting September 20th, 2011 – November 22nd, 2011

$250 for V.I.P. Club Members of Kapisanan $350 for Non-Members

Class fee must be paid in full to register. We accept payment through PayPal, Interac (debit or credit) or by cheque to reserve your spot.

email: kat@kapisanancentre.com subject: Tagalog Classes