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PAPAGP's 8th Annual Recital

September 15, 2019

For its 8th Annual Recital, the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh (PAPAGP) dance troupe presented a show titled "Sari-Sari" on September 15, 2019 at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.


Inspired by the phrase "sari-sari," meaning variety or sundry, "Sari-Sari" is a continuation of last year's "Halo-Halo" recital. PAPAGP's 8th annual dance recital showcased another variety of traditional and contemporary Filipino folk dances.


Similar to the 2018 show, Sari-Sari included choreography modernizing four traditional Filipino cultural dances with contemporary moves and street-dancing styles.


The recital featured the PAPAGP dance troupe, comprised of about 40 members who range in age from 7 to 25. Musicians and singers will also take part. Traditional Filipino baked goods and crafts were also sold in the lobby.

The development of Sari-Sari is supported in part through a residency at Kelly-Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy Studios.