Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Bayanihan - The Philippine National Folk Dance Company Performed in Dubai

The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company was founded in 1957 by the Hon. Helena Z. Benitez, former Chairperson of the Philippine Women's University. During their debut at the Brussels World Fair on May 27, 1958 they were adjudged among the top top from the thirteen dance companies that performed. Since then, the company has mounted fourteen major world tours and more than 100 short tours.

At present, the oldest dance company in the Philippines still continues to awe audiences wherever they go. The company is known for their grace and flawless movements as they interpret various folk dances from all over the Philippines as well as folk dances from other countries.

A multi-awarded company nationally and internationally, The Bayanihan has awakened a new pride among Filipino in their cultural heritage, added a new dimension to the country's dance tradition and built a rich reserve of international goodwill.

And last DSF (Dubai Shoping Festival 2006 - 2007) celebration Bayanihan was invited by the DSF organizers thru Philippines Business Council - Dubai to performed in the Global Village as a part of thier Theme "One Festival One Family One World"...

This was not to entertained all the Filipinos (OFW)Overseas Filipino Workers lived here in the UAE but also to show the Philippine Cultures to other Nationalities, who lived and visiting Dubai UAE for the said Festival.

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