Saturday, February 11, 2012

Dance


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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15 comments:

  1. I'll bet this is wonderful to see!

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    1. Hi Lisa!

      I've seen in the past years the performances by some of the Filipino dance troupes and I must say I was captivated. Will try to catch some here in Bohol this month and will blog about them.

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  2. too bad I don't have a chance to see.

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    1. Hi Kittie!

      There should be an international showcase or competition for various dance troupes from all over the world ... like the local choir ensembles who join international competitions and come home with honors.

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  3. It must be colourful and exciting to watch.

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    1. Yes, very colorful, indeed. Being in the tropics, you can imagine the various vivid colors used in their costumes . . . exciting to photograph as well.

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  4. Wonderful costumes they are wearing.

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    1. These costumes evolved from the traditional tribal garments of, LadyFi. But I'm sure these young folks must've also modernized them somehow.

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  5. The costumes are so beautiful ! It must be nice to watch the dances !
    BTW my main blog is http://gattinawritercramps.blogspot.com/, you landed on my cat blog, lol !

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    1. I was actually googling for some cat jokes and stories when I clicked your site, Gattina. But it turned out to be a nice "landing." Just visited your main blog ... and it's real cool. I shall be visiting often.

      Cheers!

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  6. Not only are the costumes colorful but the people in them look to be so happy. I can imagine it being amazing to watch and photograph!

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    1. The country has many festivals and many dance troupes participate in the festivities, Angie. There you will get the chance to photograph their smiling faces and costumes of glorious colors and designs.

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  7. I remember the Bayanihan Dance troupe decades ago. They seemed to have travelled the world showcasing Pinoy dance culture. I wonder where they are now.

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    1. During the 70s, BW, being a Bayanihan dancer is a chance to go abroad and then cut loose to become a TNT :)

      They're probably not doing that much touring perhap,s due to budget constraints.

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  8. Hello Sir, I just read your blog and I saw the pic of our group. This was taken in Amorita in Panglao for our welcome dance. Last March 11, 2012, we joined the Sayaw Pinoy 2012 held in Ayala Center Cebu City and we're lucky to place 2nd in the whole Visayas. This April 24-25, the group will go the Manila to compete for the Sayaw Pinoy 2012 National Dance Competition. Wish us luck :)

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