A gathering of Pinoy movers in Pampanga

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 The conference highlights the national competition dubbed as ‘Sayaw Pinoy’

The conference highlights the national competition dubbed as ‘Sayaw Pinoy’

Sayaw Pinoy National Dance Competition 2015, the flagship program of the National Committee on Dance (NCD) of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), is set to gather dancers and dance enthusiasts in a three-day conference and competition from December 4 to 6 in Angeles City, Pampanga.

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The dance committee envisions this project to gather all dance sectors in a forum that will update teachers, practitioners, artists, and enthusiasts about the role of dance in bridging Philippine culture and the promotion of artistic excellence. The conference highlights the national competition dubbed as Sayaw Pinoy, which will be participated in by dance artists and choreographers of folk, fontemporary, and hip-hop dances.

For the past 11 years, the National Committee on Dance of the NCCA has been organizing Sayaw Pinoy: as part of its efforts to promote dance in its various forms. It has been providing opportunities for artists to maximize their potentials; and aims to raise the artists’ consciousness on the value of artistic excellence.

It has served as a venue for convergence of dancers of various dance form since its conception in 2009. This year, under the leadership of Josefina Guillen, the National Committee on Dance has merged the National Dance Competition and Dance Congress into the Sayaw Pinoy. The conference and competition will bring stakeholders together in a showcase of dance talents, discussions, and workshops.

Through Sayaw Pinoy, Filipino dancers unveil their potential they nurture values of dependability, responsibility, commitment, sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork and creativity employed in the art of dancing.

The 2015 National Dance Conference and Competition is an offshoot of the annual Sayaw Pinoy dance competition and congress celebrated every April during the International Dance Day.

Last year, Sayaw Pinoy was held in Saint Louis University, Baguio City with FOS 417 claiming the 2014 Sayaw Pinoy Championship.

Interested groups may download competition guidelines and entry form from the NCCA website (ncca.gov.ph). Deadline for the submission of entries is on November 14.

For inquiries, contact the NCCA Arts Section at 527-2192, 527-2198 or ncca.dancecommittee2014@gmail.com.

Upcoming archives congress set in Vigan

NCCA-2The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) together with the National Archives of the Philippines (NAP), University of the Philippines School for Library and Information Service (UP-SLIS) and the City Government of Vigan will host the 3rd National Archives Congress.

Themed “Archives @ Risk: Mitigation and Empowerment,” the congress is happening from November 11 to 13 at Ilocos Sur. It will serve as a platform for valuable exchange of information and expertise in records management and archives administration.

Archivists, record officers, LGU secretaries and general service officers gather to develop standards, as well as share their best practices in records and archives management.

Victorino Mapa Manalo, NAP head, will speak on Empowering Archivists through the National Archives of the Philippines. He will also present guidelines on disaster management in order to address issues of archives management on the face of climate change.

Inorder to achieve a professionalized and recognized archives management program, stakeholders will be engaged to provide inputs for the development of an archives management module during the Congress. UP-SLIS will undertake the development of the said module.

Also joining the congress are Sen. Pia Cayetano, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture, and Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Medina.

For more information, contact April Pabon of the NCCA Cultural Heritage Section at 527-2192 local 308.

NCAA opens nationwide search for young historians
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the Executive Council of the National Committee on Historical Research (NCHR), launches the official call for nominations for the 2016 Young Historian’s Prize (YHP).

Since the inception of YHP, NCCA have recognized outstanding scholars who have contributed significantly to the field of history and historiography. Nominations are open for young historians and scholars aged 21 to 40. Chosen scholars are judged based on a single work in the field of history.

Now on its fifth year, NCCA continues to encourage the study of history through its 2016 Young Historian’s Prize. Interested scholars must submit unpublished manuscripts of historical academic works (i.e journal, articles, thesis and dissertations) clearly demonstrating the use of primary sources and written in the proper academic format. Entries must be completed in the last three years and must have single authorship.

Copies of the Nomination Form may be obtained at the Cultural Heritage Section or may be downloaded at the NCCA website. Nominations may be submitted through ordinary mail to the National Committee on Historical Research, Cultural Heritage Section, Room 5C, 5th Floor, National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila. Submissions are accepted until November 16.

For inquiries, call Bernan Corpuz, head of the NCCA Cultural Heritage Section at 527-2192 local 505.

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