We are the UPV Hublag Dance Company

Sep 6, 2013 by

The UPV HUBLAG DANCE COMPANY started its humble beginnings back in July 11, 2001. A group of dance enthusiasts mostly from the College of Arts and Sciences came together under the leadership of Eddie Boy Arroyo and founded the dance company. With more or less 15 pioneering members, the original Hublagans patiently worked their way through, sans proper wooden floor or mirrors in a dance studio, until they were able to stage their first major production in 2002. A modern dance-drama entitled Balud: Mga Nawong sang Kabuhi. In 2006, Prof. Bobby Rodriguez was invited to serve as Artistic Director of the company. As the company grows in terms of membership population & requests for university-based performances, trainings have become more rigid and regular. In a span of 2 years of training in contemporary dance and orienting the company members with basic ballet lessons, the company slowly captured the attention of the university with its cutting edge style fusing hip-hop, contemporary, and jazz genres in their performances. The UPV Hublag Dance Company was granted its own dance studio at the College Union Building (CUB) in 2008 and has since become the company’s home to late night rehearsals & dance workshops. The company started expanding its reach, performing not just in the university but in other venues as well. The company has joined competitions organized by ABS-CBN Iloilo, has been invited to perform for the Independence Day celebrations of SM City Iloilo, delivered performances for Robinsons Place Iloilo & have been involved in the 2009 Dance Festival by the NCCA entitled Ayre Bayle. Some of the full-length dance concerts produced by the UPV Hublag Dance Company are A Dreamer’s Dance, Iconopop, Confessions of a Sinner, Ang Miagao Salakayan and most currently Iconopop 2.0. The company also organizes an annual dance derby in the Miagao campus entitled Collision which is open not only to the different academic organizations in UPV but to professional dance groups from the community as well. Because of the company’s consistent commitment to performing, the company has been awarded the title of University Performing Group for the first time in 2010 by the UPV Chancellor’s Committee on Culture and the Arts. The company has since been representing the performing arts banner of UPV for two more years (2011 and 2012) besting the rest of the performing groups in the campus based on artistic productivity & excellence.

Our upcoming concert is borne out of public demand for an updated version of our original staging of ICONOPOP in 2011. This year, we are featuring four new pop icons: Usher, Adele, Bruno Mars & Rihanna. Please come and watch! Admission is free!

Our upcoming concert is borne out of public demand for an updated version of our original staging of ICONOPOP in 2011. This year, we are featuring four new pop icons: Usher, Adele, Bruno Mars & Rihanna. Please come and watch! Admission is free!

Watch our video teaser here: Iconopop 2.0

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