PHILIPPINE PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY

Preserving the culture of the Philippines through folk music, songs, and dances for future the future generations.

The Philippine Performing Arts Company, Inc. was established and incorporated as a not for profit, publicly supported, tax-exempt organization on August 21, 1991. Its primary missionis to present to the public the Philippine culture through dance, music, costume, and art. In addition, the recognition and visibility of this beautiful and exotic heritage through public cultural performances help strengthen the coalition and solidarity of Filipino-Americans and bolster the pride of our American friends and for the City of Tampa. This cultural bonding, regardless of our fraternal, professional, social, civic, and religious affiliations, will be our one distinct contribution to the communities and peoples of the State of Florida and elsewhere. The company is under the direction of Joey Omila, a former member of the world renowned BAYANIHAN PHILIPPINE NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY. He is the choreographer, Artistic Director as well as Props and Costume designer of the company.

The company has performed in many various festivals in the Tampa Bay area, all over the State of Florida, Washington DC, Houston and San Antonio, Texas. They were also one of the three Philippine dance groups in America invited by the Smithsonian Museum to perform every day at the Mall in Washington, DC during the week-long Philippine-American Centennial celebrations. They were also invited to perform at the Carrassauga International Folk Festival in Mississauga, Ontario Canada in 2011 and at the 51 st Billingham International World Folk Dance Festival in Billingham, England per the invitation of CIOFF an international organization of folk festival affiliated to UNICEF. They have competed at the Valdosta International World Folk Dance Competition at the Azaela Folk Festival in Valdosta, Georgia and won four times First Place winners beating 17 other countries. The company is a member of the international folk organizations CIOFF and. The company survives through generous donations from private sectors and honorariums from their performances. This will be the first time that the company will be performing in Columbus, Ohio.

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