Cloud nine and filled with Filipino Pride, Rockwell, a MNL-based dance group grabs the First Place award at “Dancestar” followed by The Pharaos from Slovenia and Zen from South Africa.
Dancestar, the prestigious dance competition all around Europe held its qualifiers here in Manila last March 24 where Rockwell was the over-all winner and got the chance to represent the Philippines at the World Finals held in Porec, Croatia last May 23 - 27.
Mixed emotions and thankful, Rockwell was nervous and found it challenging that there was only a few Filipino crowd cheering during the event but despite that they are very thankful of the support they got online from their fans. “First time in Europe and First in time Croatia. We are very thankful and like floating in cloud nine. This is all God’s work” says Rhemuel Lunio, Rockwell’s representative.
The Dancestar Organization was in awe with the Filipino talents and is looking forward to seeing more Filipino dance groups in the next year of Dancestar. “We are very happy that we opened the doors for Philippine dancers to join the DanceStar international competition. The Philippine dancers showed their amazing talent and won the Urban Over All price for Best Choreography in that section. I would like to congratulate them personally. The future DanceStar wants to build a stronger DanceStar Asia Qualifiers, and we are looking forward to hold it in Manila and I am expecting many great dancers who will qualify for DanceStar Finals to represent their country and showcase their talent among all the other dancers from from all over the world says” Tatjana Pagitz, Dancestar’s CEO
Rockwell will showcase their winning piece along with ASAP stars this Sunday.
This dance is a Video Project, a showcase piece for Justin Timberlake's choreographer Marty Kudelka.