The Year 2020 will usher in
the first-ever Dinagyang 360° experience!
What makes Dinagyang 2020 Festival Celebration a must-see? The Year 2020 will usher in the first-ever Dinagyang 360° experience!
In taking the Dinagyang Festival into the next level, the contesting tribes will be performing on a theater-on-the-round or an arena stage giving the audience a comprehensive and good view of their performances from all angles. Before this, we have been used to seeing the Dinagyang spectacle from a proscenium stage and only the audience at the Grandstand could enjoy watching the performances.
But more than just a stage orientation, Dinagyang 360° is about being inclusive and immersive. At the heart of Dinagyang 2020 is “Celebrating the Ilonggo Spirit in Honor of Sr. Sto. Niño.” The main showcase or pasundayag will depict our Foundation, Faith and Future – our indigenous Ati culture, our devotion to the Child Jesus, and our march to progress as expressed in the colorful costumes and the dynamic movement of the merriment or dagyang that match the rousing beat of the drums. Likewise, the tribes are also expected to perform in the streets called the sadsad, bringing Dinagyang closer to the people. This hearkens to the origins of the Festival some 50 years ago when Ilonggos took to the streets the image of the Sto. Niño de Cebu.
Completing the Dinagyang 360° experience is the simultaneous celebration in various venues in Iloilo City and not just around the performance areas, with varied activities for everyone to include parades, arts events, pageants, food festivals, and a whole lot more.
Booked your ticket yet? You only have 29 days to go! Be one of the first to witness Dinagyang 360°!
Words by Eric Divinagracia, Artistic Committee
Video Credits: Iloilo City Tourism and Development Office