A high-caliber creative team led by internationally known Bacoleño filmmaker and television and theatre artist Peque Gallaga will conduct a workshop for participants in the 2012 MassKara festival barangay streetdancing competitions.
Gallaga, who is also creative consultant for the festival, will be joined by writer and mosaic artist Millie Kilayko, and award-winning choreographer Julius Sollesta.
The workshop is set August 17 and 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Planta Hotel in Bacolod.
Gallaga will discuss production design and other creative inputs. Kilayko, who is also a non-government organization leader and EDSA commissioner, will discuss the festival theme, “Life’s Good in Bacolod.”
Sollesta, a member of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts speakers’ bureau on dance, will handle dance composition and stage management.
The contingents for the streetdance competition are Brgys. 1, 3, 6, 11, 16, 17, 21, 26, 29, 32, 37, 39, Alijis, Cabug, and Felisa. Each contingent is required to send two participants.
Joining them will be representatives from the La Consolacion College MassKara Giant Puppets who will be performing as a non-competition number during the streetdance.
The workshop, according to streetdance committee chairman Rudy Reveche, is designed to further raise the quality of the annual streetdancing competitions.
It is being conducted in cooperation with the Bacolod Liga Ng Mga Barangay headed by Councilor Mona Dia Jardin. The Liga is a partner for the barangay streetdancing competitions.*