Marikina Dance Guild
Markina City Philippines

Marikina Dance Guild serves as the ambassador of Marikina in introducing the city’s culture and history through dance to Filipinos throughout the country. Though when it was organized 20 years ago, its main aim was to promote Philippine culture as represented by Marikina.

 

“Our primary goal is really to promote Philippine culture. Pero ngayon nag-evolve na rin iyon. It’s no longer just Philippine culture. Ang malaking hamon sa amin is how to promote Marikina culture.  Even iyong mga practices, traditions, food, kasama iyon na dapat ma-depict at ma-present through dance,” Elenita Cruz, founder and artistic director of the Marikina ance Guild, says.

 

Introducing Marikina’s culture and traditions through dance and promoting its own folk dances are part of the programs of Mayor Marcy Teodoro.

 

Marikina Dance Guild was formed in 1998 under the helm of then Mayor Bayani Fernando, who invigorated the city’s culture and the arts scene. He named Kapitan Moy, the former residence of Don Laureano "Kapitan Moy" Guevara, as Sentrong Pangkultura ng Marikina. Kapitan Moy is known as the Father of the Shoe Industry of the Philippines.

For Reservation/Inquiry. contact the MCTAO (Marikina City Tourism, Culture, and The Artist Office)

646 - 2360