Performances by world-renowned HATAW with food from Filipino-Toronto favourites
TORONTO (July 5, 2016) – The Kultura Festival moves to Nathan Phillips Square August 5-7, 2016, bringing Toronto its 11th year of innovative programming. Kultura has captivated the Toronto public for a decade with its groundbreaking blend of traditional Filipino culture and modern diaspora movement.
Headlining the festival is HATAW Performing Arts dance troupe. Performing on the third and final day of the festival at Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen St. W.), the world-renowned troupe brings together dance, costume and culture in a display of mesmerizing talent. HATAW joins a lineup on the third day that also includes a live performance stage, a marketplace of Filipino artists and entrepreneurs, and an art battle.
Back by popular demand is Kultura’s culinary battle, Kain Kalye: Filipino Street Eats Competition. Guests will have the chance to tour the traditional and nouveau cuisine of the Philippines on the final day of the festival when they sample foods from the participating vendors and vote for their favourite.
Participating restaurants include last year’s winner, Diona Joyce of Toronto’s Kanto & Tita Flips along with Chef Daniel Cancino of Lamesa. Kultura will be selling a limited number of Kain Kalye Passports online in the lead-up to the festival with discounted prices for all the participating food vendors.
Participants of a five-month arts-based, cultural immersion program for Filipino youth will present their final exhibit on the opening night of the festival at OCAD Open Space Gallery (49 McCaul St.) followed by a live reading of the play Tales from the Flipside on night two at Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture (167 Augusta Ave).
Kultura Filipino Arts Festival, presented by Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts and Culture, has a vibrant schedule of events programmed. Contemporary and traditional Filipino culture will be showcased through performance art, visual art, dance, music, poetry, craft and cuisine.
For more information and to purchase the exclusive Kain Kalye Passports please visit Kultura’s website.
Energized by cultural pride and a progressive outlook on the Filipino-Canadian experience, KULTURA Filipino Arts Festival has captivated the broader Toronto public for a decade with its innovative programming of live performances, traditional and modern cuisine, curated interactive art installations and a bustling marketplace.
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