MOSCOW - The Filipino community in Moscow's cultural performing group gears up to present some of the most popular traditional Filipino music and dance to the Russian public, following their successful debut at the first Philippine Arbat Festival in August 2016.
The Philippine Embassy Cultural Performing Group, currently composed of a church choir and a folk dance troupe led by the group's choreographer, Dr. Cesar Dalida, M.D., convened for the first time in 2017 at the Philippine Embassy in Moscow to renew their commitment to bringing Filipino culture to their host country.
Philippine Ambassador to the Russian Federation Carlos D. Sorreta hosted themeeting and delivered a brief speech recalling the successful cooperation between the Embassy and the Filipino community last year which led to the establishment of the Cultural Performing Group.
He thanked all the members of the group, particularly to Dr. Dalida, who was vital to developing the group's repertoire and raising their skill in the performing arts.
Charge d'Affaires, a.i. Luningning G. Camoying briefly discussed the Embassy's planned activities for 2017. She also assured the group that the Embassy will fully support the group's needs and encouraged them to function with greater independence. END
Source: Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs