Twenty seven LGUs have confirmed their participation in this year’s Folk Dance Competition set tomorrow (April 2), 7 p.m. at the Panaad Stadium, as part of the Panaad sa Negros Festival 2014 celebration.
This year’s contest will focus on the Philippine Folk Dances provided by the event committee, that is divided into two categories – Rural and Maria Clara.
It aims to develop and enhance the awareness and interest of Negrenses on Philippine Folk Dances, as well as rekindle its appreciation of the unique Philippine culture.
The contest is open to all age levels with a minimum of four pairs and maximum of six.
Criteria of the competition include Mastery of Dance and Interpretation of Literature – 35 percent, Performance – 30 percent, Costume and Props – 20 percent, and Staging – 15 percent.
For the Rural Category, first placer will receive P25,000, second placer will receive P20,000, third placer will receive P15,000, and five consolation prizes of P5,000 will be given.
For the Maria Clara category, first placer will receive P30,000, second placer will receive P25,000, third placer will receive P20,000, and five consolation prizes of P5,000 each for five more entries.
Special awards in both categories include Best in Costume, Best Staging, and Best Trainer which will have a P5,000 prize each.
For the Maria Clara category, participating LGUs include Sagay City, Himamaylan City, Isabela, Cadiz City, Binalbagan, Escalante City, Kabankalan City, Calatrava, La Carlota City and Bago City.
LGUs joining in the Rural Category are Talisay City, Pulupandan, Hinigaran, Victorias City, Hinoba-an, Pontevedra, San Carlos City, Cauayan, Manapla, Toboso, Valladolid, Don Salvador Benedicto, Murcia, La Castellana, San Enrique, Bacolod City and Sipalay City. */CAPITOL NEWS
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