Karnabal Festival 2016: On Performance and Social Innovation


Dates: June 1 to 12, 2016
Main Venue: Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Teatro Papet Museo 64 Mapagkawanggawa St Teachers Village Diliman, Quezon City

Karnabal Festival 2016: On Performance and Social Innovation

Main Platform
June 2 Thu-9 Thu (open to the public); Main Platform performances

As KARNABAL Festival 2016 focuses on Development, the Main Platform, still highlighting Performance and Social Innovation, supports select local and international artist participants from the previous KARNABAL to continue developing their works and practices, further challenging and exploring performance possibilities in the realms of contemporary and social art, towards another Work-in-Progress showing or Premiere this June.

Karnabal X
June 2 Thu-11 Sat (open to the public); Karnabal X performances

A reincarnation of KARNABAL 2013 and 2015’s Open Platform which has already birthed 24 original productions by local artists, Karnabal X is the festival’s laboratory for new works addressing the theme “Encounters in Transitions”. Invited arts practitioners from different backgrounds and communities immerse in a series of pre-festival workshops, guided development and community discussions, towards having a Work-in-Progress showing during the festival.

June 4 Saturday (open to the public); Presentation of PerYaKToi participants

This Platform is a two-week mentorship program and guided performance laboratory for young artists, which aims to create a multi-field approach and shift perspective in solo and collaborative performance-making.

Idea Exchange
June 8 Wed-9 Thu (open to the public); 2nd part of the festival conference

Mapping the contemporary performance scene, the Idea Exchange Platform looks into the varying practices, processes and perspectives that have been emerging, or active and continuously transforming. Its main offering, Tok! Tok! Talk!, is a two-part conference of informal talks, lectures, panel discussions and roundtable conversations on contemporary social practices and performance, involving arts practitioners and creative leaders from varying fields.

June 1 Wed-12 Sun (open to the public); Get-together gigs and social functions

A series of get-together performance gigs patterned after different community functions and co-curated by select artists from different arts communities. This platform hosts performance events aimed at bringing festival artists and audiences together, to confront and challenge how and why we gather in this day and age.

KARNABAL FESTIVAL remains to perpetuate the noble purposes of art-making, committed to engage artists and audiences for the quest of social transformation.