Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company to Perform Indigenous Dance at River Campus

Photo of the Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company performing

The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company will transfer the indigenous dance and music traditions from their ancient origins in the countryside to the confines of the stage when they perform at Southeast’s River Campus. 

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Oct. 8, 2010 – The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company will bring the excitement and splendor of the Bayanihan tradition to Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus when it performs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall located in the Cultural Arts Center.

The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company is the oldest dance company in the Philippines. The multi-award-winning company is the first non-American dance company to perform at the New York State Theater of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

The Bayanihan story spans 43 years of performances all over the world.  The company takes its name from the ancient Filipino tradition of Bayanihan, which signifies working together for the common good.  The dancers’ skill and grace transfer the indigenous dance and music traditions from their ancient origins in the countryside to the confines of the stage without sacrificing authenticity.

TicketsTickets may be purchased at the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651-2265. Tickets also may be purchased at any MetroTix outlet, online at MetroTix.com, keyword “Philippine,” or by calling toll-free: (800) 293-5949.