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CCP dance workshop, performances slated for July

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The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in cooperation with Rep. Jose Francisco “Kiko” Benitez, will bring “Sayaw Tanan”, the Alice Reyes Dance Philippines (ARDP) 2023 Visayan Tour, to the cities of Bacolod and Victorias on July 8 and 9.

Featuring the best of ARDP and the CCP’s Professional Artist Support Program, the ARDP Dance Workshop is slated on July 8 at 3 p.m. at the Victorias City Coliseum.

The ARDP performance, “Sayaw Tanan” is on July 9 at 5 p.m. at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum. Both events are for free.

The Victorias Dance Workshop requires pre-registration and interested parties may contact Trisha Romero at 09185549232.

National Artist for Dance Alice Reyes, ARDP’s artistic consultant, leads the Filipino dance company’s objective of focusing on dance education by bringing the gift of dance all over the country and fostering the creation of Filipino choreography with local culture.

“Sayaw Tanan” is a celebration of the best of Filipino talents, and this year’s Visayan tour will include Himamaylan, Negros Occidental on July 3-5; Dumaguete, Negros Oriental on July 6-7; Bacolod and Victorias cities, Negros Occidental on July 8-9; and Ormoc, Leyte on July 10-11, according to a statement issued by the congressional office of Benitez.

To date, ARDP has conducted more than 2,500 classes and created more than 40 extension educational materials on dance covering classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance, jazz and hip hop.

Rep. Benitez,  who champions the promotion of creative industries and local cultural heritage, works closely with the offices of Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, Victorias Mayor Javier Miguel “Javi” Benitez, the Negros Cultural Foundation led by Lyn Gamboa, University of St. La Salle and the USLS Artists’ Hub for the “Sayaw Tanan” ARDP 2023 Visayan Tour.*

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