Davao’s homegrown hip-hop dance talent, GROOVE UNLIMITED has made it to international stint and now gearing up to bag the crown in the World Supremacy Battlegrounds, the biggest international hip-hop dance competition happening in Sydney, Australia on November 30-Dec 2, 2012.
I’ve seen these guys perform on television, my son is an avid fan of hip-hop dance and these guys as well, but I really didn’t realize they were this authority in street dancing not until my son saw the video I uploaded at Youtube which I filmed during the ‘JAZ GRV Anniversary Dance Concert’ on November 10 at CAP Auditorium here in Davao City and without me knowing storm his whole class about it.
The ‘JAZ GRV Anniversary Dance Concert’ was held to raise funds and help send GROOVE UNLIMITED to Sydney to compete to World Supremacy Battlegrounds. I really enjoyed the show. I think all of Davao’s hip-hop dance groups were there to support and made that dance concert a success, some members in fact where those children that were once in conflict with the law and now finding a __niche in hip-hop dancing.
I’ve been to concerts before, celebrities on stage, musicals, recitals, stage plays but theirs was one of the touching hip-hop dance concerts I’ve been to. Just like many groups, conflicts are inevitable – different schedules, different lifestyles, different views, different personalities but what’s amazing is that they rise above their weaknesses and brought the group to limelight and now has made it to international competitions like WSB. I almost cried when Bryan Grandeza, the crew leader, they him master by the way, cried while telling the audience how he fathered the group and how each one of them find a family and support from each other, it wasn’t just a dance for them but a group that made each one of them a better person. Bryan also talked about how they’ve exhausted all possible means just to put up funds so all of the crew listed in the official invitation can come and represent the Philippines to the world’s largest hip-hop battle.
They need our support guys – prayers, moral support and financially especially - their success is also our success. You can contact Bryan Grandeza at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also like their FB page – Groove Unlimited Dance Community for more details.
I took this video during their Dance Anniversary Concert on November 10 at CAP Auditorium here in Davao City.