Warning: This is not your typical Bourgeois Non-Sense.
The Halili-Cruz School of Ballet emanates its prodigy in world class par excellence. With unparalleled passion to share her core talents to aspiring ballerinas. Shirley Halili-Cruz pursued her dream to existence.
Tirelessly invested her energy and produced ballerinas that even made our country on the pedestal of the world of Ballet. Shirley Halili-Cruz envisioned that in every child lies a bud of artistic sense that may blossom into a great and exquisite artistry. HCSB opened with 46 students but is now a talents galore with a almost a thousand promising dance aspirants.
With an invitation from TAG Media to cover the Press Conference of Halili-Cruz School of Ballet's 30 years of Artistic Excellence and its participation, on the 18th Asia Pacific Dance Competition on August 18-21 2016 in Macau, China got me pumped for my two cygnets.
My two ballerina wannabes spend much time on youtube for an Audio Visual Ballet session. Once they perfect a Ballet dance or technique they immediately call my attention for a quick show off. When they heard of the Big news about Halili-Cruz School of Ballet, they were more than ecstatic. Priceless!
18th Asia Pacific Dance Competition
The Asia Pacific Dance Competition is organized by the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD). It has been a key annual event in the CSTD international dance calendar for the past 18 years and is the most prestigious Pan-Asian festival for all genres of dance. Only those who were internationally accredited by the CSTD are qualified to join. It is attended by several thousand dance students and teachers from across the Asia Pacific region namely: Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Macau and Australia.
Past competitions were hosted by Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and the Philippines. This year, the competition will take place at the Sands Casino Theater in Macau on August 18 – 21, 2016.
For the past 18 years, the Philippines has been represented by the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet (HCSB). So far, the school has been a consistent winner, bagging the First Prizes and the much coveted Aggregate Award (over-all champion) for getting the highest marks in their entries.
This year, HCSB will be bringing 75 dancers personally trained by the HCSB teachers and will be presenting 40 entries originally choreographed by the HCSB choreographers.
With the performance shown by the Ballet Company, I am certain that HCSB has yet again represented our country with seasoned Filipino Ballet Talents to mainstream competing performances.