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Douglas Nierras’ group at Luce

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Known as the Philippines’ premiere company in modern, jazz, and show dance, Douglas Nierras Powerdance is internationally recognized and respected as a contemporary dance company. It was formed in 1988 by Douglas Nierras who had the vision of teaching, performing, and sharing the art of dance and making it more accessible to greater number of audiences, especially the youth. {{more}}

Douglas Nierras Powerdance has represented the country on several occasions including the Festival International de Jazz de Mexico (1990), the ASEAN Festival of Songs in Singapore (1989-94), the East Meets West Economic Summit (1995), and as the finale performer for the Asia Dance Festival in Tokyo (1996). In March 1998, the Powerdance performed an all-Filipino repertoire at the Lincoln Center, New York City, as part of the Philippine Centennial Celebration there. In 30 January 1999, the Powerdance bested dance companies from 73 other countries to win the Grand Prix at the 10th Saitama International Creative Dance Concourse in Yono City, Japan–the Philippines’ first and only grand prize for modern dance choreography. The Powerdance has also been the recipient of the Aliw Awards Best Pop/Contemporary Dance Group for 2001, 2002, and 2003, winning the Hall of Fame Award in 2004. The company is composed of full-time professional dance artists, teachers and choreographers who, aside from being performers, produce, promote and market the company’s shows and the Douglas Nierras Pedagogy.

Powerdance is giving a two-day Dance Clinic on Jazz- Hip-hop-Ballroom-Cheerdance workshop on Nov. 17-18 at Silliman Hall. Registration is P500 inclusive of one ticket for the dance concert. For reservation, please call (035) 422-6002 (loc 250) or 0917-323-5953.

Douglas Nierras Powerdance will be performing a full length air dance show Powerdance En L’ Air at the Luce Auditorium on Nov. 19 and 20, gala show at 8pm, and Nov. 20, matinee show at 3pm. Season Pass holders will be honored on the Nov. 20 gala show.

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