Topics: Lanao del Norte, Mindanao, Northern Mindanao Pages: 3 (686 words) Published: October 16, 2011
2011 Diyandi Festival: Street Dancing

As part of our midterm examination In English 1 we are tasked to write a composition about the 2011 street dancing competition in Iligan City. But unfortunately I was not able to watch the event because I had a class during the day of the competition. But thanks to the technology that we had today, I was able to watch some highlights of the event through youtube and other internet sites.

The Kasadya Streetdancing competition was one of the highlights of the 2011 Diyandi Festival. The event was organized by the city government of Iligan. This is showcasing various tribal dances with the incorporation of the battle between San Miguel and Lucifer with Eskrima as the highlight. This was one of the exciting and entertaining events during the Diyandi Festival. As far as I could remember, last year’s street dancing event was attended by more than 10 contingents. This year only five groups participated in the competition. They were from Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte; Tribu Kiwalan; San Lorenzo Elementary School, Balabagan, Lanao del Sur; Brgy. Dalipuga; and Brgy. Gusa, Cagayan de Oro. The event was scheduled to start at 6:00am. This was according to the news that I’ve heard but it started almost 7am. Policemen were disseminated in areas where multitude of people will be watching to ensure safety. According to the news and blogs I read in the internet, at around 6:30am the streets were already full of people. They witnessed the showcasing of talents of the five contingents. The participants danced and marched their way through the streets of Iligan up to the Anahaw amphitheatre where the final battle took place. Everyone gave their best shot during the final showdown.

The Best in San Miguel Attire and Best in Costume awards were given to the Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte. Tribu Kiwalan got the second runner-up place. The first runner-up was the Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte group. And the declared champion of the 2011 Diyandi Festival...
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