Canada’s Premiere Filipino Performing Arts Group celebrates the next generation of Filipino folk dance artists in “Ipasa”.
Vancouver, BC, Canada (May 2014): Internationally recognized Filipino Performing Folk Arts Group, Kababayang Pilipino (KP) celebrates its 22nd anniversary in a special presentation, “Ipasa” on June 28th, 2015 at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster, British Columbia. The Metro-Vancouver based group will showcase the beloved folk dances and music of the Philippines, a country that features a broad spectrum of dance styles and influences including indigenous, Arabic-Malayan, Spanish and western vestiges.
“Ipasa”, literally translated as “to pass on”, will feature the future of Kababayang Pilipino on stage- the KP Kids with participants aging from 5-17. “This next generation of young artists are the key to preserving and promoting the Philippine culture, which is KP’s mission” says Randy Romero, the group’s Artistic Director. In addition, the show will also be featuring KP’s adult company, and a world premiere choreographed by Robert Policarpio.
With an ensemble of over 100 members comprised mainly of first-generation Filipinos, Kababayang Pilipino is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Filipino folk heritage through its presentation of dance and music. Conceived for youth, by youth, this vibrant group provides the opportunity for its members to educate themselves and in turn, educate the community at large about the rich history and culture of the Filipino.
About Kababayang Pilipino
Since 1993, Kababayang Pilipino has been wowing its audiences with its dynamic and dramatic traditional Filipino dance interpretations complemented by its authentic and brilliant costuming and fiery live musical accompaniment. Under the continuing direction of, Randy Romero, Kababayang Pilipino continues to push the boundaries, taking what is essentially folk, and making it contemporary and relevant. From its desire to discovering new horizons, while committing to preserving the authenticity of its presentations, Kababayang Pilipino, while always looking back to its new roots, continues to propel itself forward as one of the premiere Performing Folk Arts Group in Canada
Sunday, June 28, 2013 at 4 pm
Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave, New Westminster, BC
General Admission Tickets $22
Children’s Tickets (2 to 12 years) $14
Group sales tickets available through Massey Box Office
www.masseytheatre.com or www.ticketsnw.ca | By Phone: 604-521-5050
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