dance - they have been inextricably linked
through the ages. Through them, man has
expressed the gamut of his emotions, from
deepest sorrow to wondrous joy.
performed by the Bayanihan have been
acclaimed throughout the world: the songs
sung by the Madrigals have won international
applause. Two careers that run parallel
paths now join hands to showcase the
artistic bonds that bind music and dance in
not once easy to the Madrigal singers and
the Bayanihan dancers. The youthful
exuberance that overflows in their
performances reveals the rigorous training
that singers and dancers undergo. The
Bayanihan dancers goes through various
levels of training and auditions before she
becomes a performing member. She goes
through a long hours of learning, rehearsing
and auditioning. An exacting task maker is
National Artist Inday Urtla, Bayanihan's
dance director and choreographer who
oversees a rigid training program which is
implemented by a corps of trainors, composed
of staff members and Bayanihan alumni.
IMPERIAL, NEWSDAY LIVING
This usually staid city turned out to give
the Bayanihan Dance Company a rousing
welcome and a series of curtain calls that
extended way into another week of
the political and cultural capital of China,
gets more than its share of international
performances. And yet the Bayanihan, which
was originally invited to grace the
independence Day celebrations, is still
drawing crowds and thunderous applause.
shortcut diplomacy. The Bayanihan caps its
Beijing triumph with a performance at the
Great Hall of the People, where heads of
state and dignitaries are feted.
AGNES P. G.
LEVIN, PHIL. DAILY INQUIRER
surprisingly diverse programmes presented by
the Bayanihan Philippine Dance Company in
Beijing have given Chinese audiences a feast
of the rich Philippine culture.
folk dances are choreographed before being
presented, their authenticity is assured by
the work of the Bayanihan team of
researchers who traveled through the
mountainous province in search of ancient
dances kept alive by isolated villages.
ZHAOXIA, CHINA DAILY, JUNE 17, 1987
friend came to the Beacon Theter last
night. Ever since it made its New York
debut in 1959, Bayanihan is one of the most
popular of all the folk dance troupes that
have visited here. Last night, this company
from the Philippines demonstrated that it is
still a charmer.
why Bayanihan is so pleasant is that the
folk traditions of the Philippines are
usually rich. Judging from the Companies
program, there are so many different kinds
of dances that no single style can wear out
ANDERSON, THE NEW YORK TIMES