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Bayanihan, The National Dance Company of the Philippines to Perform Free Concert at THEARC

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bayanihan, The National Dance Company of the Philippines to Perform Free Concert at THEARC

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, along with the Office of the Secretary and the Philippine Embassy, will co-present a special performance of the Bayanihan National Dance Company of the Philippines for member of the U.S. military and students of the Southeast DC community at THEARC on Friday, November 2, 2012.

The performance is a stop on the group's short U.S. tour, which includes performances at the Lincoln Center in New York on November 1st and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on November 3rd and 4th.

"As the nation's capital, Washingtonians are exposed to and learn from many cultures from around the world," said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. "We are excited to present this free performance which highlights the traditions of the Philippines."

"As a proud sponsor of the Bayanihan's visit to the United States, we are delighted to reacquaint American audiences with this extraordinarily compelling display of dance and rhythms drawn from the rich and varied traditions of the Philippines," said Ambassador John F. Maisto, President of the US-Philippines Society.

The Bayanihan will render at THEARC a few of the dances it will perform for its full show at the Kennedy Center on November 3rd and 4th. There will be a pre-performance talk on Philippine dance.

To RSVP for the performance, contact Ebony Blanks at ebony.blanks@dc.gov.

To watch a full performance at the Kennedy Center, visit www.kennedy-center.org for ticket information.

Who: Bayanihan

Where: THEARC
1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C.

When: Friday, November 2, 2012
4 pm–5 pm