Adivay 2012 focuses on theater-A A +A
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
VARIOUS secondary schools will showcase the best of song, dance, chants, and stories in the Adivay Benguet Dance, Drama cultural performance contest.
Schools all over the province will choose legends, songs or dances to be portrayed in the cultural tilt using full range traditional costumes.
Winning schools await cash prizes and bragging rights to be adjudged the best of the province in the upcoming Adivay celebration.
Adivay 2012 is themed “Accelerating Response to Social Challenges,” focusing on the call of the times to adapt to various needs.
The celebration will formally open on November 8 with an ecumenical service and a press conference.
Governor Nestor Fongwan said the competition will help preserve the rich culture of the province adding, “We really have to preserve and protect put culture and traditions; this is one way of doing that.”
There will be 30 participants for each entry including musicians. Each group will be judged by choreography, performance, time, concept, and indigenous instruments.
Guidelines dictate there will be no borrowing of beats from other provinces as well as from commercial music to keep the authenticity of each entry.
Each entry is allotted 12 minutes to perform.
On November 17, the Agro Industrial Trade Fair will open with the traditional 13 towns of the province vying for the best booth presentation.
Each town will present local arts, crafts as well as One Town One Product, the Animallandia show will also take place after the opening salvo with a dog show and a skills competition on Kiniing and Kinduay making.
On November 23, the provincial foundation day, a grand cañao will celebrate the 112th founding anniversary of the province; the day will also be dedicated to Overseas Filipino Workers and Balikbayans.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on October 31, 2012.