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Baguio's Amplified Hiphop crew to represent RP in world dance championship

Baguio City (15 May) -- Amplified Hip Hop, Baguio's renowned youth dance troupe, was invited to represent the country to the 9th World HipHop Dance Championship and World Bboy, Popping and Locking Battles to be held in Las Vegas Nevada, USA on July 27 to August 1.

The said World Dance Championship, which was organized by HipHop International, will be joined by more than 2,000 dancers from over 30 countries.

The Amplified HipHop Crew has already won various national and international dance tilts. Their latest and biggest achievement was winning the World Supremacy Battlegrounds 2009, which was held in Melbourne Australia, November of last year.

The group will be sending nine members to the Dance Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are Kristoffer Rillera Fadlen, Voughdan Del Rosario Belleca, Alvin Parreno Gomez, Cerron Esser Jose, Joseph Locsin Tadifa Jr., Art Jonathan Aspillaga Bandong, Renz Ahdriane Bandao Magat, Audrey Ruth Geroca Ordas and Glarielie Pearl Valiente Pimpinio.

In a Kapihan forum, Wednesday, for the launching of the Tam-Awan International Arts Festival, the group showed sample of their winning dance moves.

In the same forum, the group is soliciting assistance for their US trip. According to Amplified HipHop Secretary Pearl Pimpino, they are open to any voluntary funding assistance to help them in their expenses for the said competition as the organizers will not shoulder all the expenses.

For all the kindhearted people who are willing to help, you can contact the group through Pearl at Mobile phone number 09063596030.

Meantime, the City of Baguio is hosting the Tam-Awan International Arts Festival (TIAF) 2010 which will run from May 14 to 19. More than 2,000 artists, locally and abroad are expected to join the event organized by Chanum Foundation, in partnership with the National Commission on Culture and Arts and the City Government of Baguio.

According to Chanum Foundation president Jordan Mang-osan, the said arts festival dubbed "Preserving the gift of faith", aims to cultivate a culture of arts and heritage by celebrating their aesthetics, practice, and impact on the society and to advocate for the remaining material heritage of the city.

On May 17 there will be a Grand Parade at 8:00am which will start and end at the Baguio Convention Center. This will be followed by an opening program with NCCA chairperson Vilma Labrador as the guest of honor. There will be a Bike Heritage tour, art exhibit and concerts in the afternoon.

More activities which include plenary sessions, film showings and Art Passion Show, are lined up for May 18 and 19 at the Convention Center. (PIA) [top]

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