THE UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe brought home the bronze prize while another team from Davao City won the gold in the International Youth Fellowship (IYF) World Cultural Dance Festival 2017 at Jeonju, South Korea last June 29.
Salinggawi showcased a Flores de Mayo-inspired routine on its debut in the dance festival, which also gathered nine other teams from around the world.
Salinggawi vice president Daryll Romero told the Varsitarian that the group prepared for less than a month and they were still finishing their props a day before departing to Korea.
“[The] preparation time may not be enough for such a big international competition and knowing na you’ll be competing with the other nine countries pero I guess kinaya naman and we survived,” Romero said.
Team USA won the grand prize while Davao’s Team Durian from Davao City clinched the gold prize. Finland captured the silver prize.
Other participating countries were Africa, China, India, Korea, Thailand and Ukraine.
On its sixth edition, the IYF World Cultural Dance Festival used each country’s respective festivals as themes.