Bayanihan The National Folk Dance Company of the Philippines

Professional Dance Company

The National Dance Company of the Philippines, proclaimed as such in 1998, was led by National Artist for Dance Lucrecia Urtula. The company has dedicated itselfto the preservation and promotion of indigenous Philippine culture and art in the forms of dance, music, and folklore through extensive research and performances since 1956.The company has toured Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and Middle East, showcasing its Philippine repertoire. Backed up by research and innovative choreography, Bayanihan has earned many distinctions, some of which are: the first non-American dance company to perform at the Lincoln center in New York, the first to make an in-depth tour of South America and the Peoples republic of China. Today, Bayanihan shines proudly as a 12-time World Dance Grand Prize Winner.


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