The Leyte Dance Theater, the pride of Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines, will be performing on April 19, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Fullerton, Orange County at the Plummer Auditorium. This is just one of the series of performances on their US Tour 2014.
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LDT has traveled to the USA six times since 1997 and performed for Filipino-American audiences with overwhelming response. Other major performances are as follows: Philippine representative to the Chingay Festival in Singapore; International Folk Festival in Turkey; International Folk Festival in Indonesia; and International Folk Dance Competition in Sabah, Malaysia where it was adjudged as Grand Champion and winning the Best in Choreography, Best in Music, and Best Male Dancer. In 2013, LDT was among the 40 or more performers around the world that performed during the Grand Prix event in Bahrain. LDT is also a regular performer in the yearly International Dance Xchange event sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Dance Committee.
Today, aside from its regular performance and travels, the LDT continues with its dance productions and free training for talented dancer. These programs of training, production and performance make LDT a venue for dance development, artistic expressions and national pride. As recognition LDT’s efforts, the Sangyaw Foundation, Inc., cited the group for its meritorious achievement in the field of Arts and Entertainment on June 2013. Also, the ALIW Awards Foundation, Inc., recently awarded LDT a “Lifetime Achievement Award” in the field of Performing Arts during the 26th Annual Aliw Awards ceremony at the Manila Hotel last October 8, 2013.