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CEBU CITY - Januray 26, 2013 - Music & Motion the 12th year, once again brings together some of Cebu's best high school dancers competing in the long running inter-high school dance competition, and with mosh-pit style band appreciation to boot, what's not to look forward to at this event?
After listening to some local school bands, kick-starting the main feature of the program are the dancers themselves with their opening production alongside Understatement dance crew.
Opening Dance Production; Also check out the samples by some of the judges.
There were only 4 dance troupes competing this year. And each one was assigned an artist, the music of which the assigned group had to use and interpret in their 4-5 minute presentation. Criteria for judging included: creativity, formation / levels, choreography, stage presence, audience impact, costume, musicality, synchronization, difficulty and variety of styles (minimum of 3 styles) all holding a 10% weight in the score. When the final tally came in, for the first time ever in the history of the competition, the grand winner of the night was the only all girl entry from St. Theresa's College:
Champion: St. Theresa's College (STC) - Artist assigned was Rihanna
2nd Placer: University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJR) - Artist assigned was Usher
3rd Placer: Don Bosco - Artist assigned Missy Elliot
4th Placer: Cebu City National Science Highschool (CCNSHS) - Artist assigned Beyonce
A midst all the local bands that performed that night, a special and the first sneak preview of FBed The Musical. was performed by some of the cast. An all original Cebuano play that will run on March 8 and 9 at the Lakwatsa Lounge.
For more information about FBed The Musical you can check their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/fedthemusicalOther guest performers were Understatement and Watch Your Step Crew
Music and Motion Production has done it again, with an amazing showcase of talents from dance troupes and local bands, Music & Motion 12 concludes a successful run for the year. Next year again when we look forward to something... bigger :)
2013 - Rafi