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Mindanao Dancers Bodes Filipino Culture In Community Events

IMG_0052 (250x188) IMG_0041 (250x188) IMG_0011 (250x182)By Richard Ford – The Mindanao Ethnic Dance Group of Western Sydney, an affiliate of the Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations or APCO  seldom refuses requests for cultural numbers in Sydney’s increasing Philippine community gatherings.

Led by  chorographer Emma Braceros  of Western Sydney, the Mindanao Dancers had been invited to many annual gatherings including  club anniversaries and  Christmas Parties.

At the recent function  for the group  Adorers of the Holy Eucharist at Bonnyrigg Community Hall in Bonnyrigg, NSW, the dancers raised the quality of celebration  last  8th November 2014, with added perceptions on Filipino culture .

Guests thoroughly enjoyed the  fare of activities, commencing with  Christmas carol with Mr. Don Pulumbarit, as emcee, followed by a round of social  games.

The Mindanao Ethnic Dance Group then wowed the audience with two amazing choreographies, all dancers   resplendent their colourful Filipino cultural costumes.

Complementing Ms Emma Braceros were dancers  Juliet Vella and Dian Ford both from Liverpool area.

For variety of nmbers,  Elvis Presley impersonator, Mr.  Boy Gally Tagnipez  really surprised the crowd with the typical Elvis golden songs and gyrations to the satisfaction of the very much involved audience. Some fans even mimicked  freaked out  admirers asking for his autograph

There were  65 guests and participants who stayed up to the end, refusing to miss the joy  and fun fare of the occasion.

Raffle draw and announcement of winners capped the fun and festivities, bringing cheers to many, especially the winners. By Richard Ford