INSPIRE. Vaschel Hadloc portrays Mulan during the ADL production on women empowerment.
(Photo by Carl June Naraiso)

Inspired by the magic of Disney films, the Ateneo Dance League (ADL) promoted women’s voice as they showcased “ADL Royalties” at the Junior High School Quadrangle last September 26, 2017.

To highlight “girl power,” the dance group presented a variety of performances as Disney princesses.

“Since most of the [ADL] members are girls, I want them to feel empowered as early as now, which is why I chose Disney princesses as the theme,” said Jemmar Azucena, the dance league moderator.

He directed the members “to create a choreography connected to the classic concept of a particular Disney princess that would manifest girl power.”

He further remarked that the best part of the production was the process of creating the numbers since it taught the members how to create an effective and meaningful choreography.

Furthermore, the ADL would like to show everybody that girls should not be afraid to be confident and to always highlight their strengths.

Mrs. Edithally Joy Cagulada took charge of the visual arts of the production, which drew audience to the magic of the scenes and dance numbers portrayed.

The production served as a fund-raising activity to finance future programs and projects of the league. The production raised more than P18,000.00.

Meanwhile, the ADL hopes to stage another production on October 20.

(Original article by Andrea Leaño)
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Published in The Blue Knight Vol. 69 No. 1 June-October 2017

The Blue Knight is the official student publication of the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School (AdDU-JHS) and a member of the National Secondary Schools Press Conference (NSPC).