This February, the NCCA aims to organize some 35 Philippine dance groups for its National Arts Month flagship project, Sayaw Pinoy 2012.
It is considered as one of the most popular event every February. Sayaw Pinoy 2012 aims to recognize the traditional roots of Philippine dances by creating quality performances and making them accessible to the audience, especially in remote regions, as well as providing new and upcoming dance groups their much needed, ample exposure.
As in the past, a variety of dance forms including indigenous/traditional dance, folkdance, ballet, neoclassical dance, modern/jazz, contemporary and hip-hop will be presented to delight the audience.
Through the years Sayaw Pinoy has solicited the participation of Bayanihan, the Philippine national folkdance company; Ballet Philippines; Ballet Manila, Philippine Ballet Theater; Douglas Nierras Powerdance; Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group; Quezon City Ballet/Halili Cruz Ballet Company; Airdance; UP Dance Company; UE Silanganan Dance Troupe; Camellon Dance Troupe; PNU Kislap Sining Dance Troupe; Lahing Batangan Dance Troupe; Sining Bulakenyo; Kapampangan Sinukwan Dance Troupe; TUP Kalinangan Dance Troupe; Next to Innocence; Professional Dance Teachers of the Philippines; Annie Divinagracia-Satorio Performing Arts; Quezon City Performing Arts, MEV Dance Company; Sining Kumintang Dance Troupe; Double J Dance Group; Poseidon Dance Group; Bungkos Palay Dance Troupe; Madayaw Cultural Dance Troupe; Kahayag Dance Company; San Carlos University Dance Troupe; St. Louis University Dance Troupe, Earthsavers, FEU Dance Troupe; ZSNHS Melengas Dance Ensemble; Kaagan Theater Collective; Irong-irong Dance Troupe; and Kaagan Dance Ensemble.
As for the Sayaw Pinoy 2012 schedule of performances, Concerts at the Park in Rizal Park have been held since Feb. 5 and will continue on Feb 12 and 18 with a finale show on the 26th.
The regional tours started with several places in Davao City last week and will be held simultaneously in more venues throughout the month: Feb. 6, Bukidnon State University and Central Mindanao University in Bukidnon, and Riverbanks in Marikina City; Feb. 10, Oton Public Plaza in Iloilo City, Leganes Multi-Purpose Hall, Anilao Public Plaza, and Paco Market; Feb. 12, SM Iloilo City and Quezon City Circle; Feb. 13, Roxas City Sport Complex and Star Mall Alabang; Feb. 14, Global City, Taguig; Feb. 15, Valenzuela City; Feb. 18, Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte; Feb. 19, Ozamis City; Feb. 20, Pagadian City and Aurora; Feb. 23, Paracale, Bicol; Feb. 25, Lucena City and Tayabas in Quezon; and Feb. 26, Lyceum of the Philippines in Batangas City.
For more information: Call 527-2192; visit www.ncca.gov.ph
Unfortunately, there is no Sayaw Pinoy 2012 performance scheduled here in Bohol. However, various local municipalities have programs arranged to celebrate this year’s Arts Month.
|Lungsoranon Performing Arts Ensemble - Holy Cross Academy at Tubigon, Bohol|
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