Manila – The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through its National Committee on Dance led by Ms. Shirley Halili-Cruz, is showcasing unmatched Filipino talent on stage with the Sayaw Pinoy held throughout February in celebration of the National Arts Month 2018 with the theme “Ani ng Sining, Alab ng Sining.”

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Sayaw Pinoy is a touring dance performance which features the different dance forms – folk dance/ traditional dance, ballet/ neo-classical dance, modern/ contemporary dance and hip-hop. Forty (40) dance concerts in celebration of the Arts Month with 50 dance groups will go around various municipalities, academic institutions and public performance venues for the rest of February to showcase the best local acts and engage top dance companies in the country with the local dance troupes from the host institutions or locality.

Sayaw Pinoy graced the stage of the Rizal Park Open Air Auditorium for its evening programs: its opening programs last February 11 and closing on February 25. These programs were made possible in cooperation with the National Parks Development Committee, coinciding with their local Concert at the Park programs.

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Sayaw Pinoy in Schools

Sayaw Pinoy kickstarted its university and academic institutions leg last February 7 with a program hosted by the Lyceum of the Philippines – Manila. Among the other universities and colleges across the metro which will host the Sayaw Pinoy are the University of the East and the Philippine Women’s University on February 15; Saint Pedro Poveda College and Siena College of Quezon City on February 19; Mapua University on February 20; in Marikina and at the Philippine Normal University on February 22; and the University of Santo Tomas and Adamson University on February 23.

Sayaw Pinoy in the regions

In Visayas, Sayaw Pinoy opens in Roxas City, Capiz, coinciding with the Visayas Regional Celebration of the Arts Month, from February 12 to 16.

Sayaw Pinoy will also travel to Mindanao. Four shows will be hosted by Ozamiz City and Tangub City in Misamis Occidental, and in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur from February 19 to 21. Davao will also host 8 shows for Sayaw Pinoy which will be staged from February 21 to 23.

Finally, from February 27 to 28, Sayaw Pinoy will stage three concerts across Lucena City

Sayaw Pinoy aims to make quality dance performances accessible to the different audience in the different parts of the country. Through the years of undertaking Sayaw Pinoy, the National Committee on Dance has nurtured young dance groups which took part in the different events here and abroad

For questions on this press release please contact Mr. Rene S. Napeñas, Head of the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office through numbers 527-2192 loc 625 or email your queries to