DANCE XCHANGE: An Afternoon of Cultural Expression Through the Art of Dance

Melengas Dance Ensemble, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts – National Committee on Dance under the leadership of Ms. Shirley Halili-Cruz organized Dance Xchange: The Philippine International Dance Workshop and Festival with the theme “Cultural Connectivity through Dance” on April 27, 2018 in  Amlan, Negros Oriental, Philippines.

Sinukwan Kapampangan Performing Arts, Angeles City Pampanga
Lokrang International Folk Arts Club, India (Bhangra)

This event is the Philippine celebration of the International Dance Day and in accordance with Presidential Proclamation No. 154, declaring the last week of April as the “National Dance Week”.  Dance Xchange is also one of the banner projects of the Philippines which is done in partnership with local government units, including our town, Amlan.

Lokrang International Folk Arts Club, India (Bharata Natiyam)
Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe, Tangub City


The Dance Xchange aims to:  1) enhance knowledge and skills of the dancers, dance teachers and choreographers on dances of the different countries as creative expression of their culture, 2) strengthen network among dance groups from the different countries, 3) showcase the unique dances of each country to enhance cultural understanding, 4) provide venue for exchange of ideas and inspiration which will stimulate the creation of new works; 5) provide platform for discussion on the global trends in dance education and of dance as tool for global connectedness and 6) provide skills enhancement for events and festival management.


Sinukwan Kapampangan Performing Arts, Angeles City Pampanga

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All photos are courtesy of Randy Millares, Dance Xchange’s Official Photographer.


Published by John-John S. Alabata

Tourism Amlan (TA) is primarily responsible for promoting local tourism products and services and collaborating with local businesses, the public sector, and other potential partners to introduce new initiatives to develop and promote a sustainable development for Amlan’s tourism sector.

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