UCA is now accepting dance training applicants.
If interested, please visit our office right beside the university tennis court.
The University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), a premier university in the ASEAN region has been continuously sprouting from its origin until now. In consideration to a mandate as written in the Cultural Policy of the Philippines, and in line with the development and preservation of the Culture and the Arts, the university has considered the existence in its structure an Office of a Cultural Affairs directed by Dr. Guillermo V. Dimaligalig, operating in tremendous succession. Subsumed the advisory of the said office, is the official dance troupe of the university The Pangkat Silayan Theatre Collective formerly known as Dance Theatre Davao which has been in operation for more than thirty-three years now.
The Dance Troupe showcases the different researched, creative and literature based folk and modern dances. For more than three decades of corporality, the Pangkat Silayan has achieved and excelled in different aspects of performing arts within the reach of culture-based dances that lead them to a historical success and once left a trademark in every competition juncture. The Mindanao Indigenous Dance Festival (MIDF Commonly known as Sayaw Mindanaw), a competition held in line with the kadayawan festival has recognized the contribution of the group in the celebration. The group’s creation in the field of cultural dances was once remarked to be the most “Theatrical Entry” among all contenders and has created a trend among choreographers and dance directors. Also, the group has often been awarded with “Best in Research Material” and has been declared Champion in their unforgettable dance piece “Hikam”.
Among the other competitions regularly attended by the group is the MASTS Culture and Arts Festival, PASUC Culture and Arts Festival and some other festivals in the neighbouring provinces and cities. One of the most invited dance troupe in Davao city, Pangkat Silayan do shows in some prestigious hotels inside and outside Davao City namely: Marco Polo Hotel, Apo View Hotel, Grand Regal Hotel, Waterfront Insular Hotel, Grand Men Seng Hotel and most regularly every week ends at the Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte.
“We play music, not instrument.” – USeP Rondalla
The rondalla has become an institution. It is a distinct contribution to the musical culture of the nation. We’re glad to be a part of it. The filipino rondalla has a wide repertoire ranging from the simple folk songs to the modern and contemporary tunes as well as filipino and foreign classics. The members of this group played: banduria, laou,octavina,guitar, and double bass.
We intend to bring cheers to everyone, filipinos and non-filipinos.
The University Dance Troupe is a Philippine folkloric dance troupe based in the Southeastern Mindanao region of the Philippines. According to its official website, “Its repertoire consists of Philippine traditional dances and music showing a kaleidoscope of Philippine culture through the performing arts.”
The company was founded in 1980 at the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City by Mr. Guillermo Dimaligalig. The group was initially called the University Dance Troupe. The troupe first performed in September 1980 at the celebration of its College Day. The success of the dance troupe brought in invitations for the group to perform in other parts of the regions and eventually, the rest of the country and the world. Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos designated the dance troupe as Official Cultural Ambassadors of the Philippines to the USA for 1981. In 1985, the group became an independent entity from the Holy Infant College and was reorganized. In 1990, the group received its present name upon the creation of the University Dance Troupe Cultural Foundation, which to this day still manages the activities of the dance troupe. The group has toured in various cities in Asia, Europe, and in US.
Dr. Perfecto Alibin, the school president of the University, is credited for encouraging the formation of the dance troupe.
It was during the early 80’s when the first generation of what was know as University of Southeastern Philippines choral group or simply University Chorale started its existence. The group was composed of talented college students who were studying in the academe.
For many years, the group has been founded on friendship, commitment and undying love for music. The group continues to do what they’ve been doing for several years now. The University Chorale is the University’s representative for every invitation of singing competitions across the region. Many have witnessed University Chorale’s growth made possible by the help of the mentors, friends and members. Several competitions were staged and many singing engagements were made by the group to raise funds and entertain their fans, and they are still looking forward for more. However, the University Chorale’s life is truly more than just singing. The members of the group are also actively participating in various advocacies and activities of socio-civic organization relevent to their objectives.
With a stronger commitment to serve the academe, the University chorale stands still with one mission that gives meaning to what they do. They are here to bring His message of Hope, Trials and Cheers through their music.