Ottawa (Wednesday, February 1, 2023) – The Philippine Centre Canada in collaboration with Dr. Dennis Gupa present PINTIGAN/Art for the Heart+Body+Mind, an invigorating workshop for Filipino-Canadian artists and counsellors who desire to promote mental health and well-being through art and music. Join Philippine Centre Canada at the Arts Court Courtroom at 2 Daly Ave, on Sunday, February 19, 2023 from 11:00am – 5:00pm as we explore our understanding of self through improvisational theatre, creative movement, eco-sound composition, and visual arts.
Designed and delivered by Dr. Gupa, this single day workshop will expand participants’ dynamic and creative skills. According to him, “Applied theatre is a practice of performance creation that engages non-theatre experts in tackling issues relevant to them and their communities. As an applied theatre practitioner, I bring a Filipino Indigenous framework in facilitating the processes of performance making and artistic expressions between youth, artists, and institutions, within the diasporic communities.”
Dr. Gupa is a theatre director, applied theatre practitioner, and performance researcher of Asian Theatre, Southeast Asian-Canadian Theatre, and diasporic performance and dramaturgy in Canada.
Ms. Lota Bertulfo, PCC Chairperson, invites Filipino-Canadian artists and counsellors to participate. “Be among other expressive artists, musicians, visual, theatre, literary, dance artists and counsellors. This will be a great opportunity to share learned and professional experience in a future series geared toward Filipino-Canadian youth in the National Capital Region,” Ms. Bertulfo said.
Together, with the support of the Canadian Red Cross and Public Health Agency of Canada, Philippine Centre Canada can fulfil its mission toward a healthier, well-integrated community through the promotion of mental health and well-being.
For more information visit pcc-ottawa.ca or contact
Cory Mae Omega Jean Roxas
Logistical and Admin Support Staff Project Manager