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March 29, 2012

National Dance Theater Choreography Competition 2012

A Nationwide search for the most outstanding staging of Philippines folk dances rituals or folk tales.

  1. The dance presentation should be based on researched indigenous materials. Fresh approach to an existing dance work will be accepted as long as it retains the essence of the original folk dance.
  2.  The group must use folk movement. No ballet or contemporary movements will be accepted.
  3.  Live music is required.
  4. Traditional costumes must be used.
  5. The dance presentation must have a running time of not less than 5 minutes and should not exceed 7 minutes including placement of set pieces, entrance and exit.
  6. Competition is open to all provincial groups, with a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 30 members for the presentation excluding musicians.
  7. Choreographer/s must come from the same locality or province.

How to register, to pre-qualify:

Forms may also be requested from Ms. Monette Garcia at tel. nos: 525-1685 or 5246285


  1. Submit completed registration form not later than March 30, 2012.
  2. A DVD of the 5-7 minute dance piece should be submitted to the Bayanihan Business Office on before August 30, 2012
  3. Dance theater experts (Nestor Jardin, Ferdinand Jose and Gener Caringal) will review the entries and choose 10 finalists.
  4. The finalists will be informed and will prepare for the final competition in Manila or a city outside Manila.
  5. A panel of International jurors will review the presentation and the winning group will perform with the Bayanihan and five (5) participating countries on December 20, 2012 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, during the grand finale of “Fiesta Folkloriada 2012”.


Cash awards and trophies will be given to the best dance performance and best in Choreography

Registration: P700.00

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