Meet Marikina’s Own Dance Group: SFCLKM

The SIMEONA F. CHANYUNGCO LAHING KAYUMANGGI MANANAYAW NG MARIKINA (SFCLKM) INC. Are composed of young and professional individuals, aims to promote arts and culture thru dance. Organized last July 2011 and registered last February 20, 2013 the official date it was registered under S.E.C. It has also received accreditation from the city government of Marikina.

SFCLKM-post-imageSFCLKM has been formed and inspired by our mentor, the late Simeona F. Chanyungco who has been proclaimed with awards and recognition by the city of Marikina as one of its Local Artists, for her prowess and contribution to the art of Philippine Folk Dance.

Her teaching career involved “fighting” for folk dance to be permanently part of the school’s Physical Education curriculum, not just for the sake of dancing but for our youth to recognize the importance of our Filipino culture and history through the art of folk dance. She even committed to this objective abroad, by providing free dance workshops during her yearly visits to New York, which were always celebrated with a fund raiser dance event where she donated all the profits to the local parish church she attended there.

In fulfilling her Master’s degree in dance, our late National Artist awardee, Francisca Reyes Aquino took Mrs. Chanyungco under her wing, and together they traveled from town to town, and worked together on folk dance researches, two of which are now known as Marikina’s very own “Lerion” and “Balse Marikina”. As part of our mission, we, SFCLKM members, continue to promote these two dances, through our participation in community, church events, public school workshops, dance competitions, performances and reach out programs.

Having had the opportunity to work side by side with Mrs. Simeona F. Chanyungco, in her various projects, all the SFCLKM members take pride in being able to carry on her same passionate dedication to dance and continue her legacy. SFCLKM INC. will continue to propagate dance and music and to inspire local and international audiences with the highest level of artistic excellence.

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