Registration for F2F Kadayawan activities is now open

REGISTRATION is now open for the highly anticipated return of the Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan this year, which offers a cash prize of 1 million pesos to the top winner in each of the two categories.

Interpreters from Magallanes Elementary School. File photo by Bing Gonzales.

The organizers of the 37th Kadayawan sa Davao Festival released the general mechanics and guidelines for the street dance competition on June 17.

Accordingly, groups can compete in public (Provincial School Contingent, Community, Corporate Sponsored, Organization, etc. from within or outside of Davao City) and Davao City School (groups of elementary and secondary schools or a combination of the two categories within Davao City).

Musicians from the school division can be imported but dancers must be bona fide students of the represented school, therefore the school principal’s approval letter is required when submitting the application form. registration until July 29, 2022.

Along with the grand champions, cash prizes and trophies will also be awarded to second through fifth place finishers in both categories. Second placers will pocket P500,000 while third placers will take home P400,000 and fourth through fifth placers will claim P300,000 and P200,000 respectively.

The non-winning groups will receive a consolation prize of 20,000 pesos each, as well as the best music and the best mask.

The best choreographers will each receive 50,000 pesos.

Participating contingents must consist of at least 90 to 120 members, including musicians and floor assistants. However, dancers must not be less than 70 members and musicians must not be less than 20 members.

Interested participants should complete the official Indak-Indak sa Kadayawan 2022 entry form and submit the performance synopsis (maximum 50 words) and contingent list with the names, gender, age and roles/functions of the members.

Provincial contingents are required to carry their respective school ID cards when entering Davao City and bring any valid government-issued ID for easy and smooth access to the Force priority lane of Davao, as well as a letter of approval from their mayor.

Meanwhile, the contingent piece should be a free interpretation or adaptation of one of the cultures of the 11 tribes of Davao City through dance and live music. It should also be relevant to the theme of this year’s festival celebration, “Kasikas sa Kadayawan”.

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