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March 21, 2011

National Artist of the Philippines - Ramon Obusan

Ramon Obusan
Dance (2006)

Ramon Obusan was a *dancer, choreographer, stage designer and artistic director. He achieved phenomenal success in Philippine dance and cultural work. He was also cknowledged as a researcher, archivist and documentary filmmaker who broadened and deepened the Filipino understanding of his own cultural life and expressions. Through the Ramon Obusan Folkloric Grop (ROFG), he had effected cultural and diplomatic exchanges using the multifarious aspects and dimensions of the art of dance.

Among the full-length productions he choreographed are the following:

"Vamos a Belen! Series" (1998-2004) Philippine Dances Tradition
"Noon Po sa Amin," tableaux of Philippine History in song, drama and dance
"Obra Maestra," a collection of Ramon Obusan's dance masterpieces
"Unpublished Dances of the Philippines," Series I-IV
"Water, Fire and Life, Philippine Dances and Music--A Celebration of Life
Saludo sa Sentenyal"
"Glimpses of ASEAN, Dances and Music of the ASEAN-Member Countries"
"Saplot (Ramon Obusan Folkloric Group): Philippines Costumes in Dance"

*from the citation

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