Taculing wins Electric MassKara performing float competitions-A A +A
Monday, October 22, 2012
BARANGAY Taculing was adjudged the champion of the 2012 Electric MassKara performing float competitions Saturday night, defending its title as last year’s grand winner.
Taculing, which won a cash prize of P50,000, bested nine other performing floats in the 6th Electric MassKara held at the Tourism Strip, along Lacson St. in Bacolod from October 19 to 21.
The barangay's float featured a red large bird that depicted the "Manok ni San Pedro," while dancers were dressed like roosters as they wore head dresses that looked liked the animal's comb.
Barangay 30 that had a castle-inspired setting won first runner-up, with P30,000 as cash prize. It was last year's second runner-up.
The entry of Barangay 2 that featured a giant MassKara in front of their float and wowed the audience with their dancers' sexy attire was the second runner-up, with P20,000 as cash prize.
Other participants were Barangays 23, 38, 40, 35, 7, 33, and Tangub.
Every float contingent performed a three to seven minute dance number at the five post-stations from SM City Bacolod at Rizal St. at the Tourism Strip, with five judges.
The production designs of the floats were anchored on the theme, "Life's Good in Bacolod."
Aside from their colorful floats, the contingents also showed their creativity in their masks, some of which were patterned from a masquerade, others have extended and oversized head dresses attached to their masks, and some in personalized styles.
The contingents were judged based on their creative use of materials and lights, music, choreography, costumes, and sequence, and the audience impact.
Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and his wife Elsa, Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson, and festival director Eli F. J. Tajanlangit presented the awards to the winners.
Judges were artists Dennis Ascalon, Hilario "Doods" Campos III, Barry Cervantes, Maureen Austria, and Jade Snow Dionson. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 22, 2012.