Sayaw Pinoy, the longest-running Philippines Arts Festival (PAF) program of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will once again tour different parts of the country.
PAF is held in celebration of the National Arts Month (NAM) every month of February as per Presidential Proclamation 683 declaring February as NAM and the NCCA, the country’s prime agency for the arts and culture the lead government agency for this celebration.
Sayaw Pinoy is the flagship project of the National Committee on Dance (NCD) of the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts lead by NCD head Shirley Halili-Cruz.
This year, Sayaw Pinoy includes dance workshops for interested participants to be conducted by different local groups.
Also, local choreographers will have a chance to meet with each other and have a dialogue about the concerns about dance in the Philippines.
Since its inception 11 years ago, the flagship project of NCD has been providing opportunities to young Filipino dance groups to showcase their talent all over the country.
It also gives emerging dance organizations the opportunity to perform and learn from professional dance companies.
Sayaw Pinoy 2013 will have its Luzon leg on February 1 – 2 and 8-10, Visayas leg on February 8 – 10 and Mindanao leg on February 16 to 17 and February 23 to 24.The PAF is mainly comprised of the flagship projects of the seven committees of the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts--architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater and the visual arts. (RJB/Alfred Kristoffer A. Guiang-PIA-NCR/NCCA)