UP Dance Company Garners Praises and Awards in 1st CCP Ballet Competition

  • Last November 6 and 8, 7 dancers from the UP Dance Company competed in the finals of the 1st CCP Ballet Competition. The event was divided into 2 categories, namely Junior and Senior which respectively took place at the CCP Little Theatre (Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino) at 6:00 in the evening.

  • For the Junior Category, freshmen dance majors Jhoy Anne Maverick Chavez and Ma. Alexa Andrea Torte represented UPDC while upperclassmen A.L. Frederick Abraham, AngellaBetina Carlos, MinetteCarylMaza, Sarah Maria Samaniego and Aisha Josephine Polestico participated in the senior Category.

  • Each competitor was judged according to his/her performance in a classical ballet variation and a contemporary dance piece. Choreographers for the contemporary pieces include teachers Herbert Alvarez and Elena Laniog- Alvarez, and upperclassmen JM Cabling, Al Garcia and Sarah Samaniego.

  • After the competition, Abraham was awarded the ManoloRosalo Award (Special Award for Male Dancer) while Carlos was graced with the LuvaAdameit Award (Special Award for Female Dancer).

  • This coming Friday, November 21, the mentioned dancers will perform their competition pieces once more. The showcase will be held at 1:00pm at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium.

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