Airdance company members Alfred Mercado and Anna Agawa are off to Yokohama, Japan, to compete in the Yokohama Dance Collection EX 2011 dance competition on Feb. 11-13. They shall be performing Alfred's piece "Due Date" which won 1st place and the Audience Choice award during the WiFi Body 5 New Choreographer's Competition last July 2010. They were selected as finalists from over 80 entries from 5 different countries (Japan, Estonia, Korea, Cuba, and the Philippines).
They are accompanied by Airdance Associate Artistic Director Rhosam Prudenciado Jr. who will be performing as a guest artist, having won 1st place in the same competition last 2009.
Airdance offers them our best wishes and prayers.
Airdance would like to thank Ms. Ruby Karen and her husband, Luca, of Ruby Karen Project/Orange Country Aerial Arts of Orange Country, California, USA, for conducting an Aerial Tisu (Silk/Cloth) workshop for our company members last November 8, 2010. It was truly an educational and fruitful experience.
Philippine-born Ruby Karen is a veteran in the performing arts industry with 35 years experience in the field of dance, circus aerials, sports, and fitness, having taught and performed continuously in at least 20 countries and 50 cities with repeated invitations. She garnered 3 World Titles, namely, the Ballet Pas de Deux and Acro-Gymnastics partnering from the highly established World Championship of Performing Arts, and The Mayan World Salsa Championship – Professional Division.
Airdance company member Rhosam Prudenciado Jr. wins the Grand Prize at the prestigious Yokohama Dance Collection R Solo x Duo 2009 competition held last February 7, 2009, in Yokohama, Japan. His winning piece, "Which Way?", besting 13 other entries from 6 different countries.
He was awarded the French Embassy prize which grants a 6-month Contemporary Dance study grant in Paris, France.
Airdance company member and Hip-hop/Streetdance teacher Reagan Cornelio was part of the Philippine All-stars who won their 2nd World Hip-hop Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, last August 3, 2008
Reagan was also part of the winning group that won in Torino, Italy, and Los Angeles, USA.
Airdance was awarded as the country's Best Modern Dance Group in the 21st ALIW Awards last November 11, 2008, at the Manila Hotel Fiesta Pavilion. This is the 2nd consecutive year that Airdance was awarded this prestigious honor.