Buglasan Festival 2023 – Street Dancing & Showdown
The Buglasan Festival 2023 Street Dancing & Showdown were one of the most anticipated events of this year’s festival of festivals. 10 municipalities of Negros Oriental participated and made the job of the judges not easy. While over the last decades the showdown started in the morning at Lamberto L. Macias Sports & Cultural Complex followed by the street dancing in the afternoon, the organizers decided to change the successful concept. 2023 the street dancing was scheduled for 2:00 pm in the afternoon, followed by the showdown at 5:00 pm.
Buglasan Festival 2023 – Street Dancing
Announced and scheduled for 2:00 pm thousands of Negrosanons and guests from all over the world were waiting along the streets of Dumaguete City to witness the Street Dancing competition of the Buglasan Festival 2023. However, they were roasting in the sun, as, despite very experienced organizers, the people in charge could not keep the schedule up. The Buglasan Street Dancing finally started around 3:00 pm. The street dancing parade made its way along the Rizal Boulevard, through downtown Dumaguete to head back to Freedom Park.
Participating Contingents of Buglasan 2023
Street Dancing & Showdown
- Sinulog Festival of Tanjay City
- Pasayaw Festival of Canlaon
- Sandurot Festival of Dumaguete City
- Mantuod Festival of Manjuyod
- Kinaiyahan Festival of Dauin,
- Tapasayaw Festival of Bais City
- Kapaw Festival of Basay
- Langub Festival of Mabinay
- Hambabalud Festival of Jimalalud
- Tawo Tawo Festival of Bayawan City.
Buglasan Festival 2023 – Showdown
With the delay at the start of the day, the showdown was also pushed back. That didn´t lessen the energy of the dancers, which simply did a great job after already a long day of waiting and dancing. This year´s showdown venue also had a huge screen on one end. As only a few contingents utilized it in a way, it benefits their performance, the main purpose of the huge screen was showing VIPs and sponsors, while taking away a lot of seats for the audience. Utilized better, it certainly would add to the Buglasan Showdown experience.
It was great to hear the loud banging of the drums once more, making the hearts of Negrosanons and guests leap with excitement. To watch full showdown of each group, check out our YouTube channel!