Summer fest 2016 ends with Danza Verano, Bellas y Flores PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 28 May 2016 13:24


The two-month long Summer Festival organized by the city government of Zamboanga will culminate on a high note with the staging this afternoon of “Danza Verano” back-to-back with “Bellas y Flores” at Paseo del Mar.

The 2016 Summer Festival of Zamboanga City will culminate with the biggest street party on May 28, Saturday, with the much-awaited Danza Verano.

Mixing a combination of dance, music, and party, the Danza Verano is an annual activity which marks the end of the summer season in the City. It will officially open following the culmination of the Festival de las Bellas y Flores at the Esplanade area of Paseo del Mar.

Danza Verano will feature performances of local DJs as well as encore performances of the winners of the Zamboanga Hip Hop Dance competition.

Also highlighting the street party will be the art fair which will sell numerous products and wares such as paintings, prints, accessories, and paper crafts, created by local artisans and craftsmen of Zamboanga City.

On the other hand, the annual Festival de las Bellas y Flores is set to showcase Zamboangueño’s creativity and beauty.

It will once again bring together the finest gown and arco creations from the city’s top designers.

This year’s design competition will feature nine Zamboangueño designers who will vie for the winning slots in the gown design competition, and the Arco design competition. The nine models showcasing the gown creations will also be participating for the “Prettiest Señorita” title.

The competition will officially kick off at 5 p.m. today with a parade from City Hall grounds to the Paseo del Mar for the program proper where winning entries will be awarded with cash prizes and plaques of recognition.

This will be followed by the Danza Verano street party at the Paseo del Mar Esplanade.

For the Arco competition, entries must follow prescribed dimensions and should be accentuated by fresh greens, flowers, and lighting effects. All entries will be judged for originality, creativity, craftsmanship, and impact.

For the Gown competition, entries must reflect and highlight the vibrant colors of the vinta sail, a nod to the cultural heritage of the City. Gowns will be judged according to craftsmanship, concept and design, aesthetic appeal, and impact.

Meanwhile, models will automatically compete for the Prettiest Señorita title, and will be judged according to beauty, physique, poise and posture, and stage presence.

The Festival de las Bellas y Flores, one of the highlights of the 2016 Summer Festival, is an activity that seeks to showcase creativity and craftsmanship of upcoming and top designers.— Vic Larato