Philippines became known around the world because of its homebound talents. One of the talents that Filipinos are proud of is their excellent dancing skills. The Philippines is a home for many well-known dance groups. Those dance groups who give prestige to the Philippines. One of those dance groups is the Bayanihan Dance Company.
THE BAYANIHAN DANCE COMPANY
Bayanihan Dance Company is a Philippines’ dance group that showcases Philippines Folk Dances. Their name was derived from the famous Filipino’s trait, “Bayanihan”. The genre of their dances is all Filipino’s folk dance; they focus on that genre to show how rich and beautiful the Philippines’ tradition.
It is founded last 1957 by Helena Z. Benitez. At first it was known Bayanihan Dance group of the Philippines Women’s University then on 1957, Bayanihan Dance Group was associated with the Bayanihan Folk Arts Center.
Their first performance was at the Expo ’58 at Brussels World Fair in May 27, 1958. Their performance was a respond to the request of Ramon Magsaysay who is the present president at that time.
After their first performance, Bayanihan Dance Group dance in their different countries around the world. They perform different Philippine Folk Dance in different countries and shows how beautiful Filipino’s traditions through dancing.
BAYANIHAN DANCE GROUP SUCCESS
Bayanihan Dance Group became multi-awarded dance group both in local and international included the 6 grand prizes in the World Dance competitions. Because of the success and recognition they gave to the Philippines. Bayanihan Dance Group was proclaimed as The Philippines National Folk Dance Company.