Bayanihan dancers at 2016 Fiesta Folkloriada
Fiesta Folkloriada participants from 6 countries at the Opening Ceremony held at the Philippine Women’s University in Manila
The Bayanihan Folk Arts Foundation recently hosted the 10th Fiesta Folkloriada, an international festival of folk dance at the Philippine Women’s University campus on Taft Avenue.
Mrs. Suzie M. Benitez of Bayanihan, welcomed dance groups from Korea, Italy, Poland, New Zealand and Russia. The Fiesta opened to the sounds of PWU’s Gong Ensemble and a Water Ritual performed by the Bayanihan National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines and alumni of the Bayanihan.
The Grand Finale of Fiesta Folkloriada will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Sunday, December 18, 2016 and will feature the Bucheon Dance Group (Korea), Abragas Folk Dance Group (from Sicily, Italy), Mali Gorzswiacy Folk Dance Group (Poland), Tahupotiki Maori Club (New Zealand), Kun-Micheer Dance Ensemble (Russia) and The Bayanihan, the National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines.