On its 18th year anniversary, the UPLB Street Jazz Dance Company launched the BREAKOUT campaign. Carrying the tag line “All Set, All Out”, the group had the vision of surpassing their limits and being the best they can be all throughout the Academic Year 2016-2017. With this concrete goal in mind, the group rived boundaries to achieve things they have never done before.
UPLB SJDC kicked off their 2016 competition season at the Luzon elimination leg of Crissa Campus Dance Synergy 11 and Ego Supreme Crew Wars 3, where their all-female team Fatale ranked 1st place and all-boy assemblage Beaux successfully made it to the finals out of 40 participating colleges in Luzon.
The group gave a heartwarming routine at the debut of VIBE Dance Competition in the Philippine shores. Emerging as one of the 20 finalists out of 75 applicants, SJDC brought to Manila stage something they have been keeping at the confines of Los Baños. Their “Make You Feel My Love” piece left the Ateneo Henry Irwin Lee Theatre audience in awe, with some even shedding a tear.
SJDC also conquered the first ever Isuzu Danz Max Championship, with Fatale bringing home the championship title for the college division and Beaux finishing at 4th place in the open division. The ladies of SJDC competed against familiar faces in the collegiate dance scene, beating PUP Power Impact Dancers at 2nd and FEU FEUsion at 3rd place. The all boys team, on the other hand, battled with crews from all over Metro Manila.
UPLB SJDC Fatale closed down the competition season in a consistent Top 1 ranking as they finally bagged home the much coveted Crissa Campus Dance Synergy championship title with their VMAs inspired routine. UPLB SJDC Beaux finished at 4th place.
The group’s feat in the previous year empowers them to make 2017 an even better one. With a major event on the line, the group pushes harder than ever to make their 18th year the biggest one yet.
Verve 5, the fifth installment of UPLB SJDC’s concert series is set to happen on May 6, 2017 at the Centtro Convention Center, 3rd Floor of Centtro Mall, Barangay Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna. This year’s Verve is entitled DEVITRIFY, a verb which means “to undergo change from a vitreous to a crystalline condition”. Directed by the company’s alumna and current Creative Director, Kristina Macaraeg, a show full of talent, art, and emotions is set to be revealed once again. Witness stories of brokenness get refined and redefined into artistry.
For more updates about the group and its upcoming events, follow their social media accounts:
To support their BREAKOUT campaign, you may still purchase their BREAKOUT shirts through their Facebook page (link) or though any SJDC member.
The results are in for the Hip Hop International Philippines Luzon Qualifier held last April 22, 2017 at Makati Coliseum, Makati City. Fifty (50) crews from four (4) divisions have competed this year to the most prestigious international dance competition in the Philippines. Four crews from Junior Division, twenty crews from Varsity Division, twenty one crews from Adult Division and 5 crews from Mega Crew Division have fought the good fight on stage.
Below are the complete list of winners who will advance to the National Finals on May 14, 2017 at SM Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City:
Gold - The Alliance (7.95)
Silver - Legit Status (7.39)
Bronze - UP Street Dance Club (7.38)
Gold - A-Team (7.18)
Silver - The Alliance (6.91)
Bronze - FEUsion (6.59)
4th - LMN (6.35)
5th - Booyah (6.28)
6th - Bacboyz
Gold - VPeepz (6.99)
Silver - Legit Status (6.98)
Bronze - A-Team (6.93)
4th Place - LMN (6.50)
5th Place - Sayawatha (6.34)
6th Place - Danssa (6.23)
Gold - Danssa
Silver - Pages Uknighted (5.26)
Bronze - ABC (4.92)
Elite International Dance Championship is giving you something special this weekend! MAS Presents and American movie choreographer Dave Scott (You Got Served / Stomp the Yard/ Battle of the Year/ Step Up) are teaming up to provide an exclusive dance workshop this weekend completely FREE of charge to all registered Elite Dancers!
This is their way of contributing and enriching the Filipino Dance Community. This Sunday, March 12, time and venue to follow tomorrow! #EliteIDC #ElitePH2k17 #DaveScott For those that can't afford to pay 1800-2000 pesos for workshops, you have a CHOICE.
The Dave Scott dance workshop is for you, courtesy of Elite International.
#FreeTheCommunity #DaveScott #Learn #Educate #Network
Saan ka makakakita ngayon ng isang pitong taon na bata na patuloy sa pag-ani ng milyung-milyong views sa YouTube at Facebook sa kanyang mga dance craze videos kasama ang mga kilalang dance crews at artista?
Ang cute na cute na si Nhikzy Calma ng ABS-CBN Star Magic ang pinaka-trending na batang mananayaw ngayon sa Pilipinas dahil sa kanyang natatanging galing sa pagsayaw. Sa bawat galaw niya ay makikita mo na husay at talentong sadyang kanya lamang.
Madami nang videos nagawa ng Dance Child Wonder na ito kasama ang mga kilalang dance crews gaya ng Rock*Well, Mastermind at Manoeuvres Ignite. Trending with 1,600,000+ views ang video niya with Mastermind sa kanta ni Dawin na Sidekick. Nag-Jump Shot naman siya kasama ang Manoeuvres Ignite sa isang video. Mahigit 1,000,000 views+ din ang Fetty Wap Dance Challenge video niya sa ASAP kasama ang Rockwell.
Madami pa din siyang video sa kanyang Official Nhikzy Calma YouTube Channel na umabot ng libu-libong views. Sa di mapigilang tagumpay ng munting paslit na ito na nanalo din sa mga bigating talent search gaya ng SM Little Star, That's My Boy at Mini Me ng Its Showtime (GRAND WINNER) ay patuloy niyang liliparin ang pangarap niya para sa Diyos, bayan at kanyang pamilya sa pamamagitan ng pagsali sa international competition na World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) sa Hulyo 2017 na gaganapin sa Long Beach, California. Ang WCOPA ay isang prestihiyosong kompetisyon ng mga talento mula sa iba't ibang panig ng mundo. Madami na rin ang nag-kampeon na Pinoy gaya na lang nila Jed Madela sa pag-awit at Junior New System sa pagsayaw.
Isang malaking concert na pinamagatang #DanceWithNhikzy sa Marso 27, 2017 sa Skydome, SM North EDSA, Quezon City ang magaganap upang matupad ang pangarap ng isang munting mananayaw. Ang dance concert na ito ay siksik sa matitinding production numbers mula kay Nhikzy mismo at sa mga naglalakihang guests artists at celebrities gaya nila Zeus Collins, Inigo Pascual, Brace Arquiza, Benj Manalo, AC Bonifacio, Francis Lim, Raymond Mabute, Alonzo Muhlach, XB Gensan, Manoeuvres Ignite, Junior New System, Mastermind, Rockwell at marami pang ibang sorpresang bisita.
Ang fund-raising concert na ito ang siyang magdadala kay Nhikzy patungo sa international stage upang mabigyang karangalan ang ating bansa. Ang panunuod mo sa concert ay pagsuporta mo sa isang maliit na bata na may malaking pangarap.
Ang tickets ay nagkakahalaga ng P1500 (VIP), P750 (Patron) at P500 (Bleachers). Kung gusto mo pa lalong makatulong ay mayroong sponsored ticket na nagakahalaga ng P5000.
Masarap dalhin ang pamilya, kaibigan, kaklase, ka-opisina sa concert na ito dahil lalabas kang masaya at puno ng sigla dahil sa mga pasabog na performances.
Ang concert na ito ay hatid ng SM Supermalls, Skydome, Panasonic, Go Productions, Star Magic, Lights Dynamics, Dance PH, Ekonek at MR.
Mabibili ang tickets kay Ms. Abegail Calma sa 0915-2675148.
Visit ang Official Social Media accounts ni Nhikzy Calma:
When an audience sees ballet dancers, they see a gossamer parade of young bodies on show. Nymph-like and lithe, ballet dancers have personified the epitome of ethereality for centuries. However, no one ever has the nerve to peer behind the velvet curtain to see the true grit of a ballerina’s life.
From a young age, the female ballet dancer trains relentlessly, in the hopes of one day rising to fame, of becoming a star. Unfortunately, for most young dancers, the possibility of that dream becoming a reality is slim. It is more likely that she will spend most of her career in the corps de ballet; the ensemble group dancing in unison around the featured soloists.
The dynamic of the dancers who make up the corps de ballet is unique only to them. Despite sharing a bond closer than blood; they are painfully aware of how short their careers are. Every girl in the corps de ballet prays to be noticed, to be promoted, and to achieve her dream.
Adrienne, is one of the many swirling bodies in the backline of the corps.
Adrienne is a young dancer with the Grinkov Ballet, talented, but often ignored by the company’s merciless director. She finds a pair of scarlet stockings, after which she is suddenly catapulted to fame and stardom. She finds a pair of scarlet stockings, after which she is suddenly catapulted to fame and stardom.
Unaware and dismissive of the heavy price attached to the stockings; Adrienne's manic obsession with keeping the power she believes they possess to herself escalates, and she begins to lose touch with reality.
The Scarlet Stockings features set, lighting, and sound design by some of Benilde’s best young talents; as well as the scholars Ballet Philippines Dance School (both past and present).
With original choreography by Cheska Reyes (formerly a scholar of Ballet Philippines) The Scarlet Stockings, Benilde’s first fully balletic dance thesis production in nearly a decade, intends to take audiences on a journey, and show them physical and emotional struggles of what is arguably the country’s most difficult and underappreciated career. What is the price of attaining a goal? Where does one draw the line between ambition and obsession?
For ticket information, visit fb.com/TheScarletStockings or contact 09064680226
MANILA, Philippines – Join the UP Manila Indayog Dance Varsity (Indayog) on March 11 and 12 as they stage their 13th annual benefit concert at St. Cecilia’s Hall in St. Scholastica’s College, Manila.
Inspired by nationalism, Sayaw Manila 13: Diwa will highlight the true meaning of being a Filipino, and the confluence of factors that have influenced our identity through time. The pieces for the second half of the show will feature purely original Filipino music to celebrate the ingenuity of the industry. This year marks the 30th founding anniversary of Indayog, and members of the dance community will come and show their support in this two-day event. Part of the proceeds will go to The Heart at Play Foundation.
Tickets are priced at P250.00 each and you may get them at tinyurl.com/SM13DIWATickets. For inquiries, please contact Tristian Cobarrubias at 0995 003 7399 or Hyacinth Ortiz at 0947 581 3426.
Sayaw Manila 13 is co-presented by Autowide, Whatever Clothing, Helida Perfume, Zagu Foods Corporation, and Sip Drinking Water. This event is also in partnership with Uber. Official Media Partner is Dance PH.
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/upmanilaindayog
Isa umanong planong lutuan ang kumakalat ngayon sa social media matapos ito ay isiwalat ng isang Facebook user. Ayon sa nag-post na nagngangalang Juan Medina, nais niyang ipaalam sa ang mga kalokohan ng mga dance organizers at booker. Ayon kay Medina, nais niyang ipakilala ang mga manloloko at mapanira sa karapatang pantao ng mga dancers.
Ayon sa printscreen mula sa isang cellphone. Nag-uusap ang isang organizer na taga-Mapalacsiao, Tarlac na nagngangalang Vaughn Santos at isang booker na si Johann Paulo Magpayo. Sila diumano ay tila nag-uusap tungkol sa isang dance contest. Ayon kay Medina, ang contest ay gaganapin sa Tarlac.
Sa unang bahagi ng printscreen, ay binanggit ni booker ang limang (5) crews na Techno Jazz, FOS 417, Junior FMD Xtreme, Names Going Wild, at The Elite Pioneers. Tila nagre-request si booker na lima (5) na ang ipanalo ni organizer.
Sa susunod na usapan ay tinanong ni booker kung ilan ang judges na kukunin ni organizer. Sumagot si booker ng "Kala ko 7 dala mo? 5 judges ko... puro dancers lahat."
Sumagot muli si booker ng "Royal Dance Crew at Xtreme Attraction."
Nagtanong muli si booker ng "Isa n ung aken don?" Patungkol sa judge na manggagaling sa kanya. Bilang karagdagan sinabi ni booker na "Basta lahat ng mapapapunta ko ppnthn (papupuntahin) ko."
Sa bandang huli ay nagkasundo si booker at organizer na apat (4) ang manggagaling kay organizer at isa (1) kay booker.
"4 judge galing skin... 1 sau"
Sa huling bahagi ng pag-uusap ay naitanong ni booker kung sinu-sino ang mga judges at kung mananalo ang mga dala ni booker ay hati sila ni organizer.
"Snu2 mga yan"
"Basta kapag nanalo mga akn hati tyo no hahaha"
Naging malinaw sa usapan na ang booker ay magpapadala ng contestants at sa kanya na din manggagaling ang isang judge. Ayon sa Facebook post ng booker na si Paulo, ang Champion sa pa-contest ay ang kanyang dala na The Elite Pioneers. Sumunod ang Beat Ex United at X-Force Pampanga.
Every person has a dream they want to reach. A person will go through hardships, encounter rejections and even compete with others who stand in the way; one does everything to find his passion and achieve his dreams. But what happens if at the end of the road the result is not what you expected? Artists long to find their passion… to follow their dreams… to find their bliss. What happens if the very dream is a nightmare? If the star you try to reach, is a black hole sucking you in?
“QUARTERED” revolves around the different stories of artists as they discover their identities in the art scene. It will take you through the journey of the creative person. You walk hand in hand with their struggles, in continuous contention against expectations, labels, rejection, commercialism, and other forces compelling these artists to question whether the undulation between fulfillment and failure is worth it!
You help them decide by joining us in this unusual interactive performance where you are at center stage and the artists surround you with their difficulties and triumphs, with their misgivings and joys. You come and give them hope.
QUARTERED is a dance production presented by the Department of Dance in the Arts and Culture Cluster of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, with support from the National Commission for Culture and Arts, Philippines and the School of Design and Arts Dean’s Office.
The show opens at the 6th Floor, Black Box of Benilde’s School of Design and Arts on November 23, 2016 (Wednesday), with runs until November 26 (Saturday). There will be different show times per day (November 23 (Wednesday, 1pm & 7pm), 24 (Thursday, 1pm & 7pm), 25 (Friday, 1pm & 7pm), and 26 (Saturday, 3pm & 8pm). Tickets are priced at Php 150.00 each and can be purchased by contacting Dianne Vallo at 0915 385 2601 or by visiting our official Facebook page.
For updates and inquiries, you may visit us at:
Christine Crame is a ballet dancer/performance artist and a multidisciplinary scholar. She performs with great skills, discipline, grace and prowess. Her craft has brought far in her career. She has won countless awards and has directed many performances. Today, she continues her passion for dance, theatre performances, and passion to create as the Artistic Director of Saint Benilde Romançion, Seven Contemporary Dance Company, and as the current Chairperson of Dance Program in Benilde’s School of Design and Arts.
Denisa Reyes is a renowned choreographer, director, and mentor. She is the founder of NEOFILIPINO, a platform for Filipino choreographers to air experimental and provocative works that speak of inquiries about Philippine contemporary life through dance. She is the former Artistic Director of Ballet Philippines, and is known for her work on Hubad (2008), Sandalang bahay (2005) and Agaton & Mindy (2009). In 2015, she received the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Para sa Sining Award for Dance. While she is more remembered for her dance choreography and the Neo-Filipino dance series that has served as the platform for Philippine contemporary dance, she aspires to direct more plays and dance theater productions.
Christopher Chan is a former theatre actor at the Performance Laboratory Inc. and is now sharing his talents by being a member of Airdance Philippines. He started exploring his talent as a Hip-hop dancer in Bacolod City then later joined Dance Pull School of Performing Arts that is known for the contemporary dance style. He also won various competitions such as Contemporary Dance Competition National, Wifi-Body Independent Contemporary Dance Festival, WiFiBody.ph Choreographers Competition and in Singapore Dance Festival.
Mark Raymund Garcia is an AB Communication graduate of University of St. La Salle-Bacolod and now an intern in the Arts and Culture Cluster of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. Aside from theater, performance art, and productions, he is also a writer. He was also an assistant faculty member in the Bacollywood Workshops directed by Gabby Fernandez and taught Children's Theater for two years with Mary Irmin Ang.
The stage has been his second home and having a career related to theater and performance is his dream. Quartered is his first project under the SDA Arts and Culture Cluster and he hopes to make this a venue to improve his skills in acting and dancing, as well as learn more through the mentorship of the director, as well as his fellow actors.
Sunita S. Mukhi is a theater/film/performance artist, writer, cultural programs curator and an interdisciplinary performance scholar. She writes and performs her poetry, stories, monologues that espouse the redemptive power of the arts with dynamic women as central characters. She continues her curatorial work, arts advocacy, education and practice as the Associate Dean for Art and Culture cluster at Benilde’s School of Design and Arts, and as the Artistic Director of DeviDiva Productions.
Joaquin Jose Aranda is a lighting Director, and Technical Theatre director. He has tied up with multiple productions such as "Aladdin", "Rock Of Ages", "Rigolletta", "San Andres", and many more. He has won many awards with his line of work and has directed for many productions. His works focus on ensuring that the production set is balanced with the theme and concept of the performances he has worked with. Today, Mr. Aranda continues his passion with technical theatre as a Profressor in De Lasalle College of Saint Benilde's for Technical Theatre; he too is their Director for DLS-CSB's Center for Theatre Operations, in addition, he is the Proprietor/Consultant of JJZA Media Production Services, and is the Technical Consultant of GBA Events Asia.
Eric Dela Cruz is a graduate from University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Physical Therapy but later on took the road towards theatre and performing arts. He started to mold his talent under New Voice Company Summer Acting Workshop then entered Tanghalang Pilipino’s Intermediate Acting Workshop. After all his hardwork in strengthening his talent he became a Senior-Artist Teacher in Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) then took his Masters in Theater at the University of the Philippines Diliman. At present, he is a faculty member at De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde. He participated in almost all art form experience including producing, writing and directing in theatre productions; appearing in several TV shows such as GMA’S Hanggang Kailan, La Vendetta and Marimar, and ABS-CBN’s Hiram and Maalaala Mo Kaya; and acting in numerous theatre performances. He is the founder of TAXI Theater. His latest work was the restaging of the horror play, Mulagat.
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UPeepz proudly presents
Balikbayan 2 : A Thanksgiving Concert
When: November 19, 2016 | 7:00 PM
Where: SM City North EDSA, Skydome
Ticket Price: PHP 350 | PHP 400 (Door Price)
For tickets, find them at:
or contact any UPeepz member.
Passion bred and trial hardened since 2011.
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