Globally renowned Philippine dance group A-Team held the biggest dance weekend event in the country, The Choreographer’s Cup and Freedom’s Cup. The two-day event last June 4 and 5, 2022 was directed by MJ Arda and Angelica Arda, known together as The Ardas.
The weekend first commenced with the Choreographer’s Cup last June 4, hosted by A-Team’s very own Dora Dorado. The “Choreo Cup” is the most anticipated choreography competition in the Philippine dance community. The event aims to give the spotlight to aspiring individuals and express their artistry amongst the community’s best.
Chosen participants consisting of just themselves or with a group of up to four members showcased their skills as choreographers. Their performances ranged from a minimum of one minute and 40 seconds to a maximum of two minutes.
The competition was judged by Vimi Rivera, Lema Diaz, Chips Beltran, Angelica Arda, and MJ Arda. It produced three winners, namely Mikko Bodo for 3rd place, Jobert Lachica for 2nd place, and Dzhtine Bernardino as the champion of the night.
Just a day after, A-Team held the first-ever Freedom’s Cup – an open-style battle event for local dancers.
The event brought together the best aspiring dancers in the metro for a competition, which led to a celebration of dance with DJ Kill Off. The competition proper was judged by Lena “Surge” Ballug, Prince Paltu-ObVince Mendoza, Mickey Yatar, and Reflex Gotangco. It was documented by photographers Edrey Paul, Maui Gloria, Michael Perfecto, and JJ Generoso. The event was hosted by Freyja Kapangyarihan.
The event produced two winners, namely Taz as the runner-up and Shockwave as the champion of the night.
Both dance events were held at Brooklyn Warehouse on Laperal Suites, Recto Avenue, Sampaloc, Manila.
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