Leonor Orosa-Goquinco: Mother of Philippine Theater Dance

Leonor Orosa-Goquinco
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Leonor Orosa-Goquinco: Mother of Philippine Theater Dance

Remembering the life and works of National Artist for Dance Leonor Orosa-Goquingco on her 17th death anniversary.

Dubbed as the ‘Traiblazer’, ‘Mother of Philippine Theater Dance’, and ‘Dean of Filipino Performing Arts Critic’, the pioneer choreographer in balletic folkloric and Asian styles produced for over fifty years highly original, first-of-a-kind choreographies, mostly to her own storylines.

These include “The Magic Garden”, “The Clowns”, “Noli Dance Suite:, and the “Flagellant”. Seen as her most ambitious work is the dance epic “Filipinesca: Philippine Life, Legend and Lore”.

With it, Orosa brought native folk dance, mirroring Philippine culture from pagan to modern times, to its highest stage of development.

She was the Honorary Chair of the Association of Ballet Academies of the Philippines (ABAP), and was a founding member of the Philippine Ballet Theater.

Read more: https://ncca.gov.ph/about-culture-and-arts/culture-profile/national-artists-of-the-philippines/leonor-orosa-goquingco/

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