THE CITY government announced that P1.29 million in total prizes await the winners of the Sayaw Kadayawan 2022, an Indigenous-inspired dance competition depicting the tradition of the 11 tribes, which will be held on 18, 2022 at the Bantawan Stage in Magsaysay Park.

Based on the mechanics posted on the Kadayawan sa Davao Facebook page, dance groups of students, out-of-school youth and community-based performers in Mindanao can join the event.

The Kadayawan teaser featuring dancers representing Davao’s 11 tribes. File Photo.

But a children’s category is exclusive to those between Grade 1 and Grade 6, unless they are below 7 in age or older than 15 on August 19. If they are Grade 6 and between 12-15 in ages, their number must not be a fifth of the total performers.

Those who want to join must submit a video of their production for the preliminary judging, which is 5% of the score, with complete uniform and props.

The top seven open and first five children’s entries will receive cash prizes with the champion going home with P200,000, a trophy, and medals, while the next two placers will take home P150,000 and P100,000 and trophies. The fourth to seventh placers will settle for P40,000 each.

Meanwhile, the children’s top prize is P150,000. The runner-up will win P100,000, and the third placer will pocket P70,000. The fourth and fifth placers will have P30,000 each, while the next 20 entries will not go home empty-handed with a consolation prize of P15,000 per group.

Entries must be submitted on August 14, with one or two copies of accomplished official sayaw entry forms, 10 copies of the storyline/synopsis of the dance presentation with the tribe-in-focus, the source of material and a brief description of the process of research; two to three copies of the list of participants with respective ages; children’s entry form must include a certification of age compliance signed by the school principal or the mayor; and four copies of the list of props and sets with specified description accompanied by visual illustration and dimension.

Each participating group is required to designate one representative who will coordinate with the Sayaw Kadayawan Committee.

Out-of-town participants will be provided by the Kadayawan sa Davao Sayaw Committee with modest accommodation and five meals, inclusive of dinner on August 17 until breakfast on August 19, good for 25 participants, one choreographer, and one official representative per group.


Source: Mindanao Times (