Since its inception 11 years ago, the flagship project of NCD has been providing opportunities to young Filipino dance groups to manifest their talent all over the country. It also gives emerging and small dance organizations to have an opportunity to perform and learn from professional dance companies. This is also a venue for the local groups to showcase their cultural identities through dance to other communities.
Expect various performances and workshops of different kinds of dances such as indigenous dances, folk dances, classical ballet, modern and contemporary dances and hip-hop, among others.
Sayaw Pinoy 2013 will start at Bicol University in Legaspi city on February 1. It will then move the next day to Sorsogon city. On February 3, Sayaw pinoy will simultaneously be held at Iriga city and in Luneta Park for the “Concert at the Park” show. Sayaw Pinoy performances will be repeated in Luneta Park’s “Concert at the Park” on February 10, 17 and 24.
Since 1991, when Presidential Proclamation 683 was signed declaring February as NAM and the NCCA, the country’s prime agency for the arts and culture, has been spearheading its celebration.
The different NAM activities of the NCCA were consolidated and given a certain format in 2007, coming up with the PAF. Now, the PAF is mainly comprised of the flagship projects of the seven committees of the NCCA’s Subcommission on the Arts--architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater and the visual arts.