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08 Sep 2010

Integrated Performing Arts Guild

The Integrate Performing Arts Guild (IPAG) is a leading Philippine dance-theater and drama company whose world-acclaimed productions integrate the dance, music, and arts traditions of the South where it is based. IPAG is the Philippines' Ambassadors-of-Goodwill in extensive world tours and nationwide performances having performed a repertoire of over 40 full-length productions. It has developed a signature dance theater format based on the pangalay, an indigenous dance form that is the Philippines' closest claim to classical dance.

A recipient of various national awards and endowments that have acknowledged its contribution to contemporary Philippine Theater. A leader in the dynamic theater movement in the Philippines, IPAG is a resident theater company of the MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology. It holds the distinction of being the first Philippine-based cultural group to be in the InterNet.

IPAG was founded in 1978 by its present Artistic Director Steven P.C. Fernandez and dance researcher Ligaya Fernando-Amilbangsa. It is recipient of various national awards and endowments that have acknowledged IPAG's contribution to contemporary Philippine Theater.

IPAG is the first Philippine-based cultural group to produce a web site in the InterNet.