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04 Jul 2011

Integrated Performing Arts Guild

Integrated Performing Arts Guild is a leading Philippine dance and theater company whose world acclaimed production integrates the dance, music and arts tradition of the south, in Mindanao. A recipient of various national awards and endowments that have acknowledged its contribution to contemporary Philippine Theater, it is a resident theater company of the MSU, Iligan Institute of Technology, holding the distinction of being the first Philippine based cultural group to be on the internet.

With a repertoire of over 40 full-length productions performed in extensive tours here and abroad, IPAG has significantly contributed to Philippine National Theater. It is recognized as a leading Philippine Theater company today.

Its productions have drawn much acclamation from critics and audiences. IPAG has developed a signature dance theater format based on the pangalay, an indigenous dance form that is the Philippines' closest claim to classical dance.

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.

Leading one of the dynamic theater movements in the Philippines, IPAG holds the distinction of being the most-traveled Philippine repertory company today having performed in over 100 cities in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and North America, besides its wide tours in the Philippines.

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

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