NZ Filifest Group

The NZ Filifest Group ( Filipino Festival Dance Group), organised by Anita Mansell and Esmeralda Young ,Filifest has for the last 5 years mounted a successful performance in Wellington, Rotorua, Hamilton and Auckland, performed in Te Papa, Danz, Parliament, Philippine Independence day and organised the Labour weekend 2009 Annual Festival.


To preserve for posterity music and folk dances indigenous to the different regions of the Philippines.

To promote awareness and understanding of the Philippines to the wider communities in NZ .

To enriched and set up link for cooperation with other group that have similar aim and objectives.

To provide advice, guidance to classes, meetings, workshops, cultural events.  Encourage members to participate and excel in cultural ad recreational activities.

Key people are: Gina Reid, Jun Samblacino, Melissa Mansell, Emma Young, Karen Robertson, Esme Young , Anita Mansell, Liza Shaw, Brixio Shaw, Jun Paul Llanillol, Robertson family, Jacob Kavinta,Capinpin family, Cueto family, Llabeles family, Gabriel Baluag, Bill Tapuga, Teressa Davidson Monique , Zara and Dora.

Project 2011
Filifest presents Pagdiriwang 2011 (Celebration 2011)

Showcase of Pilipino indigenous dances and Kiwi Pinoy talents. Show must see
Organize by Anita Mansell and Esme Young
Choreograph by Gina Reid and Jun Samblacino
Supported by : Hutt Multicultural Council, NZP Society, Capital Bakery, and Paul and Minerva Connolly

Date: September 10, 2011
Venue: Little Theatre
Address: Woburn Rd. next to Lower Hutt Library and behind the Town Hall
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 and 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Cost: $10.00
Performers: Gina Reid, Jun Samblacino, Melissa Mansell, Esme and Emma Young,Gidget Ryan Rafael Cueto Karen and Richard Robertson, Ika and Iko Llabeles, Jacob Kabinta, Zara, Dora, Monique, Mark and Mei Capinpin, Charles, Jennifer Connolly, Jarmine, Jun Paul Llanilo,Theresa Davidson, Hazel, Marie, Gabriel Baluag

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