First time for Reinvent to join global contest
TACLOBAN CITY – A hip-hop dance group from Leyte won the 2nd place in the recently-held World Supremacy Battlegrounds (WSB) 2019 Finals – International held in Blacktown City, New South Wales, Australia.
The 10-member Reinvent defeated 18 other hip-hop dance groups coming from different parts of the world to clinch the second place during the October 6 competition.
The audience were so enamored with the basketball dance routine of Reinvent which they also used as their dance routine when they competed at the 2019 Pintados-Kasadyaan Festivals of Festivals Hip Hop Competition, placing only second place.
Audience congratulated the crew after their dance performance as they asked for picture with them.
It was the first time for the members of the Reinvent to join an international dance competition. Kenyo Street Fam from Bulacan province, was declared as the grand champion.
The group is composed of Aron Baroña, Richard Amoyan, John Paul Estrada, Jay Jeff Warren Pino, Carl Russel De Guzman, Willy Warren Pino, Joie Quiminales, Jr., John Mark Baldonado, Solomon Franco and Jerson Sulla.
In a video message after the competition, the group expressed their gratitude to those who helped them compete in the world stage by providing them financial support.
Among those who gave them assistance were Samar Rep. Sharee Ann Tan, Samar Governor Milagrosa Tan, Samar Vice Governor Michael Tan, former Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla, Mayorga Mayor Alexander de Paz, An Waray party-list, Tingog party-list, and Tacloban City Councilor Brian Granados, among others.
Prior to winning second place at the WSB, Reinvent won 3rd place at the Battleground Philippines held in Cebu City participated by 64 dance crew from different cities and provinces in the Visayas.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)