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Inside the Industry: Dance and entertainment with UPeepz

Jul 13, 2020 - 5:03 PM

Advancing to the semifinals on NBC's World of Dance, UPeepz coaches Chips Beltran and Phim Villanueva tell us what it takes to impress J. Lo on the big stage

'Last Dance' hangover: What Jordan, Bulls documentaries to watch next

May 30, 2020 - 9:51 PM

Even after 10 episodes of 'The Last Dance,' basketball fans keep craving for more stories about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

GOAT. Several documentaries have been produced about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP


Horace Grant slams Jordan over 'Last Dance' claim

May 20, 2020 - 9:31 AM

Former Bulls teammate Horace Grant says 90% of the documentary series on Michael Jordan was ‘BS in terms of the realness’

CRITIC. Horace Grant thinks NBA legend Michael Jordan is an abusive teammate. Photo by Doug Collier/AFP

Jordan memorabilia soars in value amid 'Last Dance' nostalgia

May 17, 2020 - 10:51 AM

The documentary series on Michael Jordan has boosted sales of collectibles related to the NBA legend

Candid Jordan: What surprised 'The Last Dance' director the most?

May 06, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Michael Jordan opens up to 'The Last Dance' director Jason Hehir about the most controversial parts of his basketball career and personal life

REVELATIONS. Michael Jordan tells it all in the "The Last Dance." Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos


'The Last Dance': On bad boys and colors

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:14 PM

Episodes 3 and 4 of 'The Last Dance' feature the flamboyant Dennis Rodman, coach Phil Jackson, and the fierce rivalry between the Bulls and the Pistons


Greatest team of the '90s: Things to know about the Chicago Bulls

Apr 17, 2020 - 9:36 PM

Dominating the NBA behind Michael Jordan and a bunch of notable supporting cast, the Bulls are credited for the rise in popularity of basketball and the league

BIG THREE. (From left) Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, and Scottie Pippen formed a formidable trio and led the Bulls to 3 straight NBA titles from 1996 to 1998. File photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP


Shinzo Abe joins ‘Dancing on the Inside’ bandwagon

Apr 12, 2020 - 5:10 PM

Musician Gen Hoshino launches a campaign urging Japanese people to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, drawing big-name volunteers

'STAY HOME.' Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe joins other prominent figures who have appeared on videos to the music of Gen Hoshino, urging people not to go to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Screenshot from Gen Hoshino's Instagram

Jordan NBA documentary to air on Netflix Philippines

Apr 01, 2020 - 10:25 AM

The highly anticipated 10-part documentary series on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls debuts in the Philippines this April

Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan sticks out his tongue as he goes past Jeff Hornacek of the Utah Jazz 04 June during game two of the NBA Finals at the United Center in Chicago, IL. The Bulls lead the best-of-seven series 1-0. AFP PHOTO/Vincent LAFORET (Photo by VINCENT LAFORET / AFP)

Brazil dance studio has moves for every body type

Mar 08, 2020 - 8:08 PM

Maravilhosas offers pole dancing classes for all shapes and sizes, and also specially tailored classes for body types that are typically underrepresented in the dance world

Legendary Berlin dance hall faces uncertain future

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Claerchens Ballhaus, a 106-year history has even seen the Macarena and was used as a set for a Quentin Tarantino film

A picture taken on December 8, 2019 shows a view of the main dance floor at Berlin dance hall Claerchens Ballhaus. - The dance floor of Claerchens Ballhaus has seen it all: from its first tangos in 1913 to balls for war widows to the Cuban rumba banned by the Nazis. This legendary Berlin institution with a 106-year history has even seen the Macarena and, more recently, was used as a set for a Quentin Tarantino film. Now the venue is facing an uncertain future. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

All the UAAP cheerdance tweets and memes you shouldn't miss

Nov 17, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Social media users certainly did not disappoint with their reaction posts this year

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2019 teasers and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2019 - 8:59 PM

Get ready to cheer loud and proud as we show our school spirit in the 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

HIGHLIGHTS: 2019 UAAP Cheerdance Competition

Nov 16, 2019 - 5:23 PM

Out to restart a fallen dynasty, the NU Pep Squad hopes to wow the crowd anew in its bid for back-to-back cheerdance crowns

IN PHOTOS: Sorsogon sets Guinness World Record for largest Philippine folk dance

Nov 01, 2019 - 11:42 AM

Over 7,000 people, including Governor Francis 'Chiz' Escudero and wife actress Heart Evangelista, perform the Pantomina sa Tinampo at Sorsogon's Kasanggayahan Festival for the historic feat

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD. Sorsogon sets a Guinness World Record for largest Filipino folk dance on October 31, 2019. Photo from Sorsogon Provincial Tourism Office

Cambodia's first gay dance troupe upends centuries of tradition

Oct 05, 2019 - 5:19 PM

Bare-chested men wearing crowns and traditional sarongs glide through the slow, graceful movements of the Khmer dance, arching their hands back in poses normally performed by young women in golden dresses

This photo taken on August 31, 2019 shows choreographer Prumsodun Ok (R) with members from the Prumsodun Ok & Natyarasa dance company during an Apsara dance performance in Phnom Penh. Prumsodum OK & Natyarasa is an all-male Apsara company that aims to infuse classical Cambodian ballet with fresh faces, newer music, and cutting-edge outfits. TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP

WATCH: Sandara Park isn't playing in this 'Look What You Made Me Do' dance cover

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Make her do more of this, please

K-IDOL. Sandara Park is all sorts of fierce in this dance cover. Screenshot from YouTube

PH team wins top prize in Brazil folk dance competition

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Bayanihan bests dance groups from all over the world, making this their 13th international victory

Young PH dancers bag awards at HK ballet competition

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:08 PM

PRESS RELEASE: With so many talented youths competing together, the Philippine team is a force to be reckoned with

Birds just wanna have fun: Like humans, cockatoos love to dance

Jul 14, 2019 - 7:45 AM

Scientists confirm that Snowball the cockatoo has a diverse dance repertoire, including 'highly complex movements'

LEVEL UP. This handout photo received on July 8, 2019 from Irena Schulz at the Bird Lovers Only Rescue Service Inc. shows Snowball the dancing cockatoo lifting a foot as it 'dances' to music. Handout photo/AFP

'Dancing aunties' spark new Hong Kong protest

Jul 06, 2019 - 9:40 PM

The rally aims to 'reclaim' a park in Tuen Mun where so-called 'dancing aunties' sing Mandarin pop songs through loud microphones and dance for generally older men who give them cash donations

HONG KONG. Protesters block a road while taking part in a demonstration in the north-western district of Tuen Mun in Hong Kong on July 6, 2019, as confrontations between police and people against a proposed extradition bill continue. Photo by Vivek Prakash/AFP

Igorot youth slam Imee Marcos: ‘Murderer, thief must be condemned’

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:38 PM

'We will not dance for you, because a dance for a Marcos is a dance for shame,' says the group Progressive Igorot for Social Action, after the neophyte senator said her office needs blessing

 Imee Marcos photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

5 women who pioneered Filipino folk and modern dance

Apr 27, 2019 - 7:30 PM

These women have put Filipino folk and modern dance on the map

La Salle reclaims UAAP street dance crown

Mar 23, 2019 - 9:16 PM

The La Salle Dance Company rocks its way to the top of the UAAP street dance competition

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

UAAP street dance: FEU eyes back-to-back titles

Mar 23, 2019 - 11:56 AM

The FEU Street Alliance aims for a repeat romp as the UAAP goes rocking with the street dance competition

WINNING MOVES. After a breakthrough year, the FEU Street Alliance looks to stay on top. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Art could help medical science save your life

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play a significant role in healing

IN PHOTOS: All the fun and funky in the 2018 UAAP cheerdance

Nov 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM

From Dia de los Muertos to Disney princesses to Beyonce, the UAAP Season 81 Cheerdance Competition proves to be another showstopper

#VAMOSNationalU. The NU Pep Squad brings more life to its routine with the vibrant colors of Mexico. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

School spirit overflows as UAAP Cheerdance 2018 dominates Twitter

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:38 PM

From funny tweets to highlight clips, here are the social media reactions you need to see from the cheerdance showdown this year

NU Pep Squad reclaims UAAP cheerdance crown

Nov 17, 2018 - 6:22 PM

Denied of a five-peat last year, National University charges back with a flawless routine to bag the Season 81 title

PERFECTION. The NU Pep Squad wows the crowd with a show-stopping performance. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: UAAP Cheerdance 2018 teaser videos and cheer tutorials

Nov 16, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Based on these photos and videos, can you guess the themes of the performances this year?

A millennial dancer's financial adulting journey

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:24 PM

This is the story of how Michelle Kawpeng pursued her passion for dancing and teaching

WATCH: PGT winner Kristel de Catalina teaches you how to pole dance

Oct 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM

The pole powerhouse lets us in on the basic moves of the sport

Over 80 athletes from around the world to compete at the Philippine Aerial Cup 2018

Sep 21, 2018 - 4:42 PM

The international pole and aerial arts competition will be happening on October 13 at the RCBC Plaza in Makati City

POLE ART. This is a screenshot from the same-day edit video of the Philippine Pole Cup 2017 by Green Tale Photography.

China kindergarten principal sacked for pole dance show

Sep 04, 2018 - 2:17 PM

Videos circulating on social media show a scantily-clad dancer in hot pants shimmying up and down a pole to thumping music as stunned children in marching band uniforms look on

Ballet Manila celebrates 23rd season with 'Tour de Force'

Aug 30, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Ballet Manila celebrates its 23rd season with classics

Local dance foundation shines spotlight on people with special needs

Jun 13, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The Heart at Play Foundation, an organization that promotes dance therapy to People with Special Needs, is determined to break stigmas and stereotypes

Ubisoft's E3 Press Conference highlights

Jun 12, 2018 - 4:40 AM

Check out the highlights of this year's Ubisoft E3 Press Conference

The week in photos: May 19-25, 2018

May 26, 2018 - 2:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photograph taken on May 21, 2018 an internally displaced Afghan child looks on from a windows in her temporary home at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Herat. / AFP PHOTO / HOSHANG HASHIMI

This young man from Leyte danced his way to the Youth America Grand Prix

Apr 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Klievert has the distinct honor of being the country's first representative to the Youth America Grand Prix, the world's largest international student dance competition

The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

IN PHOTOS: UAAP Streetdance Competition 2018

Mar 12, 2018 - 3:11 PM

The FEU Street Alliance clinch their first UAAP Streetdance championship

CHAMPS. The FEU Street Alliance reigns supreme in the UAAP Season 80 Streetdance Competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


FEU Street Alliance nabs UAAP Street Dance title on first try

Mar 11, 2018 - 7:13 PM

An old-school gangster theme works wonders for the FEU Street Alliance, formed only last January

KINGS AND QUEENS OF DANCE. The FEU Street Alliance are the champions of the UAAP Season 80 Streetdance Competition. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


PARTICIPANTS: UAAP Season 80 Street Dance Competition

Mar 10, 2018 - 4:51 PM

LSDC–Street will aim for back-to-back titles

WATCH: The Pinoy dragon

Feb 17, 2018 - 2:47 PM

Every Chinese New Year, a makeshift dragon makes its way through Ongpin Street

IN PHOTOS: Cebuanos celebrate Sinulog 2018

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Cebu celebrates its annual festival with dance, music, and homage to the child Jesus

Photo by Mars G. Alison/Rappler

WATCH: Interview with SF9, Kpop boyband

Jan 18, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Kpop boyband SF9 takes on the Baby Shark challenge and more!

Bust a move: How dancing got me back on track

Jan 11, 2018 - 1:31 PM

I kept telling myself that I'm okay, when in fact I wasn't

Pole-dancing robots aim to spice up CES 2018

Jan 09, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The robo-strippers are the creation of British artist Giles Walker, who says he designed the vaguely humanoid machines as an expression about surveillance, power, and voyeurism

MECH GYRATIONS. A human dancer performs next to a stripper robot at the Sapphire Gentlemen's Club on the sidelines of CES 2018 in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP


The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

Adamson Pep coach promises 'faster, cleaner, fiercer' routine

Dec 07, 2017 - 6:03 PM

Free lechon is served and school hoodies given away to Adamsonians who had the best cheer

PARTY TIME. The Adamson Pep Squad set the tone for a party with their routine in this year's UAAP cheerdance competition.