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Profile: Diwanag Theater and Cultural Troupe

Diwanag is the old Bisayan word for "insight" or "inspiration." This obscure and seemingly esoteric word best captures the core essence of Holy Name University's resident Dance Troupe: Diwanag Theatre and Cultural Troupe.

Diwanag, as the troupe is more popularly known, aims to serve as the artistic vehicle for the promotion of local cultural materials in dance and inspire Boholanos to learn more about themselves as a people, and as Filipinos. First established as “The Performing Ambassadors Cultural Dance Troupe,” HNU remolded the troupe to become the present "Diwanag" whose purpose is to preserve Bohol's cultural heritage by reviving the art of dance theatre.

The establishment of the Office of Cultural Affairs and Development (OCAD) in 1997 provided the troupe with an opportunity to evolve. Amidst the influx of artistic and cultural development in Bohol at that time, a new and revitalized Dance Troupe was slowly finding its place. From the usual repertoire of entertainment the troupe produced, performance after performance in the previous years since its inception, OCAD challenged the troupe to develop its identity as Bohol's Premier Dance Troupe.





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