Leyte Filipiniana-Kalipayan Dance Troupe turns 50!
The internationally-acclaimed Leyte Filipiniana-Kalipayan Dance Company, one of the best folkloric dance troupes in the Philippines today, celebrated its 50th anniversary July 1 and 2 with a series of homecoming reunion activities – giving due recognition to several honorees and, yes, dance performances by the alumni from the 60’s to the 90’s+.
Founded in 1960 by Teresita Veloso Pil as a small school project at Holy Infant College, Tacloban City, the troupe has been performing not only in the local scene but also in several dance festivals and expositions around the globe.
Showcasing the beauty and splendor of Philippine dance and music, the Leyte Filipiniana-Kalipayan Dance Company is indeed something Waray-warays and Filipinos can all be truly proud of.
The scene on Day 1 (July 01, 2011) of the troupe’s anniversary-reunion at the ARCIVU Hall, Metropolitan Cathedral, Palo, Leyte: