ANGELES CITY — The country’s top performing arts companies will converge in a day of dance spectacle as the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) stage the ‘Sayaw Pinoy 2017’ at the City College of Angeles (CCA) campus on February 22.
“Sayaw Pinoy” is the flagship project of the NCCA-National Committee on Dance that aims to promote the art discipline of dance and its different forms.
Now on its 15th year, the touring dance concert aims to provide venue for local artist to showcase their talents and skills, and endow them and the community with pride and sense of value for home grown talents in the performing arts field.
Peter de Vera, an Angeles City-based member of NCCA’s executive committee for Dance, said that ‘Sayaw Pinoy’ is more than a dance concert.
“Every year, Sayaw Pinoy becomes a gathering of dance artists from different parts of the country. But on top of it, it is also an opportunity for young artists to immerse themselves with the country’s rich culture and pool of talents,” said De Vera.
Participating dance companies include the multi-awarded Halili-Cruz School of Ballet (Quezon City Ballet); the internationally-acclaimed hip-hop groups, Next to Innocence and Junior New Systems; folk dance group, Lahing Batangan of the Lyceum of the Philippines; and Angeles City’s very own Sinukwan Kapampangan Center for the Arts and the Holy Angel University Dance Theatre.
Local dance troupes include the CCA Sayaw Angeleño, Systems Plus College Foundation Salinlahi Dance Troupe, and the Angeles City National Trade School Dance Troupe.
In October 2015, the city hosted the gathering of more than 400 indigenous peoples from 60 cultural communities through NCCA’s Dayaw Festival held in celebration of the Indigenous People’s Month.
In the same year, the city also hosted NCCA’s Sayaw Pinoy National Dance Congress and Competition.
This is the third time that Angeles City hosted ‘Sayaw Pinoy’ Touring Dance Concert.