Saturday, April 29, 2017

UPLB SJDC Proudly Presents Verve 5: Devitrify

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On its 18th year anniversary, the UPLB Street Jazz Dance Company launched the BREAKOUT campaign. Carrying the tag line “All Set, All Out”, the group had the vision of surpassing their limits and being the best they can be all throughout the Academic Year 2016-2017. With this concrete goal in mind, the group rived boundaries to achieve things they have never done before.

UPLB SJDC kicked off their 2016 competition season at the Luzon elimination leg of Crissa Campus Dance Synergy 11 and Ego Supreme Crew Wars 3, where their all-female team Fatale ranked 1st place and all-boy assemblage Beaux successfully made it to the finals out of 40 participating colleges in Luzon.

The group gave a heartwarming routine at the debut of VIBE Dance Competition in the Philippine shores. Emerging as one of the 20 finalists out of 75 applicants, SJDC brought to Manila stage something they have been keeping at the confines of Los Baños. Their “Make You Feel My Love” piece left the Ateneo Henry Irwin Lee Theatre audience in awe, with some even shedding a tear.

SJDC also conquered the first ever Isuzu Danz Max Championship, with Fatale bringing home the championship title for the college division and Beaux finishing at 4th place in the open division. The ladies of SJDC competed against familiar faces in the collegiate dance scene, beating PUP Power Impact Dancers at 2nd and FEU FEUsion at 3rd place. The all boys team, on the other hand, battled with crews from all over Metro Manila.

UPLB SJDC Fatale closed down the competition season in a consistent Top 1 ranking as they finally bagged home the much coveted Crissa Campus Dance Synergy championship title with their VMAs inspired routine. UPLB SJDC Beaux finished at 4th place.

The group’s feat in the previous year empowers them to make 2017 an even better one. With a major event on the line, the group pushes harder than ever to make their 18th year the biggest one yet.

Verve 5, the fifth installment of UPLB SJDC’s concert series is set to happen on May 6, 2017 at the Centtro Convention Center, 3rd Floor of Centtro Mall, Barangay Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna. This year’s Verve is entitled DEVITRIFY, a verb which means “to undergo change from a vitreous to a crystalline condition”. Directed by the company’s alumna and current Creative Director, Kristina Macaraeg, a show full of talent, art, and emotions is set to be revealed once again. Witness stories of brokenness get refined and redefined into artistry.

For more updates about the group and its upcoming events, follow their social media accounts:
INSTAGRAM: @uplbsjdc

To support their BREAKOUT campaign, you may still purchase their BREAKOUT shirts through their Facebook page (link) or though any SJDC member.

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