Philippine All Stars

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The Philippine All-Stars is a Philippine hip-hop dance group. They won the 2006 and 2008 World Hip Hop Dance Championships.[1] They were formed on 2005 by twelve individuals that were working in the Manila underground Hip-hop scene.[2] They also joined the “Artists Revolution: 365 days to change” campaign which asks the Filipino voters to be more critical in choosing their political leaders in the coming 2010 elections.[3]

History[edit]

The Philippine Allstars was started in 2005 by Twelve friends who wanted to collectively represent their country in the World Hip-Hop Championships held in the US. That year after taking first in the Maximum Groovity II, National Hip-Hop Open, they proudly placed sixth in the World. In 2006, Allstars put the Philippines on the map of Hip-hop dance in becoming the first Asian country to win back-to-back World Gold titles in the International Hip-hop Open d’Ítalia in Turin, Italy and in the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships in Los Angeles, California. The next year, the group took Bronze in the same competition and also won Team of the Year from V.Ent’s First Annual Dance Awards. Now in 2008, they came back strong again and took Gold in the World Hip-Hop Dance Championships held in Las Vegas, The group hopes to elevate the status of dancers in the Philippines, because for too long have dancers been considered second-rate performers. Through their efforts and many talented others, they want to show that dancing is a great art form and should be more respected and rewarded than what is currently being offered by the entertainment industry. They share in a movement that strives to unite and inspire this generation through Faith, Hip-hop, and One Love. Lastly, a goal of the group is to teach and help under-privileged kids through dancing and inspiring them to strive for something more than what they have been told they can achieve. The Allstars advocates for Gawad Kalinga, has taught in US Embassy Outreach Programs, has spoken and performed for the QC Detention Cell, and participated in programs such as Pathways Workshop and Walk for Education. The Allstars are featured in many events, concerts, tours, TV guestings, commercials, music videos, films, and print ads.

In February 2010, they opened their first dance school, the Allstars Dance School, located in San Juan city Philippines. The dance school is the realization of the Allstars' ultimate goal, and is their greatest achievement to date.

Each member contributes to its authentic Hip-Hop flavor that combines the different styles of Break-dancing, Krumping and Freestyle. Each members contributes to its authentic Hip-Hop flava that combines the different styles of Popping, Locking, Break-dancing, Krumping, Freestyling, House and other Old and New Skool genres. Other talents the members possess are Painting, Singing, Music Production, Commercial Styling, Hosting, Acting, Film Production, Graphic Design, and Writing

The original founding members are:

  • Kenjhons Serrano
  • Chelo Aestrid
  • Maya Carandang
  • Michelle "Tzy" Salazar
  • Jhong Mesina
  • Reagan Cornelio
  • Lema Diaz
  • Kyxz Mendiola
  • Patrick Caballa
  • Eye Vee Lobrin
  • Sheena Vera Cruz
  • Laurence Chua

Others:

  • Prince Paltu-Ob
  • Madelle Enriquez
  • Niko Bolante
  • Deo Bantillo
  • Vince Mendoza
  • Naomi Tamayo
  • Heidi Riego
  • Krista Roma
  • Catherine Sabayle
  • Ac Lalata
  • Rycher Alfonso
  • Boh Valdez
  • Matthew Padilla
  • Orwayne de Leon
  • Franco Hernandez


Major Endorsement:

  • Smart Bro (2010)
  • Nestea Fit (2009)

Major Events/Gigs/Concerts:

  • Lea Salonga - Your Songs Concert (2009-2010)
  • Front Act (with Q-York), Pussycat Dolls Concert (June2009)
  • 365 Days To Change, Music Museum (May2009)
  • Lovapalooza, MOA Open Field (Feb2007)
  • Adidas Philippines MVP Night, Bellevue Hotel (June2006)
  • Hip Hop Awards (2006, 2007)

TV Guestings, interviews, features:

  • Showtime (2010)
  • ASAP (2010)
  • ASAP '09 (March/April 2009)
  • Proudly Filipino, QTV11 (Oct 2008)
  • America's Best Dance Crew (Performance for Live Audience) (Aug 2008)
  • Rated K, ABS-CBN (June2008)
  • Wowowee (June2008)
  • Sharon (May2008)
  • Boy & Kris
  • ABS-CBN Summer Team Kapamilya Station ID (Mar2008)
  • (2005-2007) TFC Bravura, Sports Unlimited, TV Patrol, Kay Gandang Umaga, Life @ ANC, Mornings @ ANC, 700Club Asia, 100% Pinoy, Unang Hirit, Homeboy, ASAP, GroopieTV, E-TV, Eat Bulaga, SOP, Master Showman, Urban MYX, Star MYX, MTV Jukebox

ALLSTARS concerts and events

  • Beyond Hip Hop, SM Amphitheater, Pampanga (Jan 2009)
  • Hip Hop Generation, Clarke Quay Arena, Singapore (Sept 2008)
  • Choreographer's Birth, Irwin Theater, Ateneo (June2008)
  • Beyond Hip Hop, Balara, Bataan (2008)
  • Beyond Hip Hop in San Diego, National City, CA (Aug2007)
  • Allstars Anniversary/Dance Battle, Ratsky's Morato (June2007)
  • Allstars Studded Night: The Send-Off Party, Embassy Superclub (July2007)
  • Beyond Hip Hop: The Repeat, Metrobar (July2007)
  • Beyond Hip Hop, Metrobar (June2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marquez, Mat. "Philippine AllStars: Hip-Hop's New Bloom". Risen Magazine. Archived from the original on April 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
  2. ^ Jojo, DJ Mojo (2008-07-28). "Mojo:lations All-stars set to conquer the world!". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2009-06-06.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Alberto, Thea (2009-05-13). "'ARTIST REVOLUTION': Belting out songs for change". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2009-05-15. Retrieved 2009-06-06.