Images of rolling waves and white sand are the usual attractions of fun in the summer sun. But there are others, who have chosen to use their summer to pursue other passions with single minded devotion, worthy of immortalization in a Hollywood training montage.
During the past week, the humble library of the Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School has become the crucible wherein 30 young men and women will emerge, refined by the fires of passion and perseverance in Bohol’s First International Dance and Performing Arts worskshop, Bienvenue En Bohol. A delegation of four French and two Filipino instructors have committed to share their talents in dance and drama to the next generation.
Guillaume Morgan of RAIN DROP Inc. of France and Nicola Ayoub through the support of the American Embassy of Manila, lead the team, Morgan teaches contemporary dance and yoga while Ayoub teaches ballet. Barret and jazz dance is the domain of Karine Leven, and Sarah-Lou Duriez mentors the performers in theater arts. PJ Rebullida represents Ballet Philippines, contributing his expertise on Contemporary and Modern Dance and cultural guardian Rama Marciada teaches Filipinos and French alike, in the serene dance of wrists and fingers of the Sulu Archipelago, known as the Pangalay.
The 30 participants of diverse backgrounds are a select delegation from the dancers of the Holy Name University Diwanag Dance Troupe, Mater Dei Colleges’ of Tubigon, Jao Island’s Visayan Mobile Community Theater, Cecilio Putong’s Special Program for the Arts, Tubigon’s Lupae CCAD and Dulaang Kasing Sining.
The training held from April 20-May 2, 2015, is an intense, fast paced, content packed experience that is not for the faint of heart, and as the instructors are finding out, the Boholano dancers are anything but. Instructors Morgan and Leven describe the local talents as amazing and a pleasure to perform with.
The worship is a concerted effort of Kasing Sining Inc the company that brought us Teatro Porvenir. Rain Drop Inc. in cooperation with the French Embassy in Manila, the Embassy of the United States of America in Manila, Peacock Garden Bohol, Provincial Government of Bohol, DepEd Tagbilaran City Division, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.
The culminating Recital Showcase is on April 30, 2015 at 7pm at the Bohol Cultural Center. Admission is free!
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