Friday, September 17, 2010

Cebu to join EarthDance festival

Cebu to join EarthDance festival 
Cebu Daily News
September 17, 2010

Cebu will join for the first time the EarthDance Festival 2010 on Sept. 18 and 19 at the Family Park in Talamban, Cebu City.

The festival will start with a bicycle rally on Saturday at 8 a.m. from Ayala Mall to Family Park, where the program proper will be held around 9 a.m.

Cebu is among the over 300 locations worldwide participating this year’s festival for peace and the environment.

The 32-hour event will highlight a synchronized Prayer for Peace on Sept. 19 at 7 a.m.

EarthDance Festival is aligned with the observance of International Day of Peace on Sept. 21. It has been celebrated every year in Manila since 2008.

Jagat Rubio, one of the organizers, said the event will be the third time to be held in Manila, but the first in Cebu.

The Cebu EarthDance will feature the launching of a new alliance of environmental non-government organizations (NGOs) and the Green Light Guide to Maharlika Philippines.

The general public is invited to join the activities at the Family Park, including free children’s art workshops and children’s yoga sessions.

The Metropolitan Cebu Water District, which runs the Family Park, is offering free entrance for the two-day event, except for the dance party on Saturday night that requires a ticket.

Each ticket is worth P75 for non-students and P50 for students.

Tickets are available at Kukuk’s Nest in Gorordo Avenue, Cebu City and at the Community Extension Services and Development - Civic Welfare Training Service office at the UC Main campus.

EarthDance Cebu 2010 is held in partnership with the Cebu City Council, University of Cebu (UC) and Bigfoot Studios.

EarthDance started in 1996 with a vision to unite the whole world in peace through the universal platform of culture, art, dance and music.

At present, EarthDance is the largest global synchronized music and peace event in the world.

“The concept of a city holding its own annual Earth Summit is sure to catch international attention. We will remind the world that it was here in Cebu City that we first showed the way,” Geoff “JahFe” Holland, EarthDance Cebu Festival director, said. /STC Masscom student Tweeny Malinao