Teatro Ambahon, the multi-awarded resident theater group of Ramon Magsaysay Memorial College once again proved its mettle by winning the Top Plum during the 2009  Mindanao Modern Dance National Competition during the T’nalak Festival last July 15, 2009 at the South Cotabato Gym in Koronadal City.

Teatro Ambahanon

The group was the grand awardee of the Wifi Body Independent Dance Festival Young Choreographers Competition last year at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.  This time, at the Mindanao Modern Dance National Competition, they won the Dual Category, with a new entry, “Portia“.

Eating their dust were the dance groups from La Salle and Bohol.

Portia“, performed by Hanna Rivas and Roy Misoles and choreographed by Jan Robert Acharon with Husen Ngilay (both GenSan LGU Youth Awardees), was set to the music of Zander Khan‘s old hit from the 80s, “Tanging Ikaw“, which is still a regular jukebox staple.

The winners took home a trophy and P20,000 from the National Center for Culture and Arts (NCCA) and the Provincial Government of South Cotabato, under Governor Daisy Avance-Fuentes.

Congratulations to Artistic Director Bing Carino and kudos to Ramon Magsaysay Memorial College‘s unwavering commitment to support modern dance culture.

Here then is the Youtube video of their winning piece, “Portia” where their performance was greeted by cheers from the jampacked SoCot Gym all throughout its four-minute duration, a clear sign of its massive appeal.

Note:  The picture above is from “Manoy” which was mounted in Japan.

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