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MassKara streetdance Oct. 18, 20
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

The MassKara streetdance competition barangay and open category will be held on October 20, and the schools category on October 18.

Rudy Reveche, street dance competition head, said the performing barangays are Brgys. Cabug, Alijis, 6, 16, 37, 26, 21, 31, 4, 3, 22, 39, 12, 34 and 15.

For the schools category, there will be seven from the elementary and four from high school, he said.

The elementary schools are Paglaum Village Elementary School, Vista Alegre-Granada Elememtary School, Estefania Elementary School, Crispino V. Ramos Elementary School, Education and Training Center School 3, and Abkasa Elementary School.

The high schools are Villa Esperanza High School, Bata National High School, Bacolod City National High School, and Singcang-Airprot National High School.

The top 10 barangays in the 2012 Arena and Street Dance Competition are pre-qualified to join if they had confirmed their participation before August 30, a press release from organizers said.

The concept of the performance and visual mask design (mask, costume and props) must be aligned with the 2013 MassKara festival framework: “Rediscover and Celebrate Bacolod,” it said.

Only the canned official 2013 MasKara music will be used for the arena and streetdance performance.

The performance will be at the Paglaum stadium to be followed by the streetdance from Hernaez to Araneta streets, ending at the Bacolod City Hall.

From the City Hall, it will proceed to Gatuslao Street, encircling the Bacolod City Public Plaza and end with the awarding of prizes at the bandstand, the press release said.

Each contingent must have a minimum of 35 and a maximum of 60 dancers, it said. The area competition comprises 60 percent of the total points and the street dance comprises 40 percent.

The winners of the dance competition will receive trophies and the following prizes: for the barangay and open category, the first prize is P100,000; second – P75,000; third P50,000; fourth – P30,000; and fifth – P20,000.

For the schools category, the first prize is P75,000; second – P50,000; third – P30,000; fourth – P20,000; fifth – P10,000.

Special awards will also be given for the best mask, best costume and best in choreography.* CGS

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