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Film details preservation of Tawi-Tawi dance origins

“LINGGISAN” (bird dance) posture and gesture as demonstrated by the author. PHOTO COURTESY OF EARTHIAN MAGAZINE

In the documentary “Ang Pagbabalik sa Tawi-Tawi,” a local heroine of the arts is honored for her pioneering efforts to preserve traditional dance artistry in the province.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: National Artist for Dance Francisca Reyes-Aquino

Today, Nov. 21, is the 31st death anniversary of National Artist for Dance Francisca Reyes-Aquino. Acknowledged as a folk dance pioneer, Aquino received the Republic Award of Merit from then President Ramon Magsaysay in 1954 for her outstanding contribution to the advancement of Filipino culture. She was conferred the National Artist award in 1973. She died in 1983. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Filipinos’ penchant for arts wows foreign artist group

DANCE students of the Philippine High School for the Arts in Los Baños, Laguna, perform a “stop motion animation,” an exercise for both dance and visual arts workshops, to express “an act of love” through body shapes. PHOTOS BY KYLE NETZEBAND/CONTRIBUTOR

A group of young professional artists from New York City is out exploring the world and among the places they’ve been to are far-flung areas in the Philippines.

Posted: September 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Did you know: Leonor Orosa-Goquingco

Today, July 15, is the 9th death anniversary of National Artist for Dance Leonor Orosa-Goquingco. Born on July 24, 1917, she was known as the Mother of Philippine Theater Dance and Dean of Filipino Performing Arts Critics. A pioneer Filipino choreographer in balletic folkloric and Asian styles, Orosa-Goquinco was a founding member of the Philippine Ballet Theater. She was conferred the title of national artist in 1976 and died in 2005 at the age of 87.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

DTCC shines again in mid-year tourney


The famed Dancesport-Team Cebu City (DTCC) continued to bring honor and glory to Cebu as they hauled 17 gold medals, 12 silvers and a bronze medal in the 2013 Dancesport Council of the Philippines Mid-year Ranking and Competition last Saturday evening at the Philsports Arena in Pasig City.

Posted: June 25th, 2013 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »