Before the MassKara streetdancing competition barangay level on Oct. 16, the public will have a glimpse of the masks and costumes of the streetdancers, at the Bacolod public plaza 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Rudy Reveche, chair of the streetdance committee, said each of the 15 competing barangays will send one male and one female dancer to model the costumes at a ramp show in the plaza, a press release from MassKara organizers said.
The Best in Mask and Best in Costume will be chosen during the show dubbed as MassKara Preview in partnership with GMA TV, festival director Eli F. J. Tajanlangit said.
Reveche said that for the past four years the masks and costumes were just on exhibit at Robinsons Place at least three days before the competition.
This is also the time when judges come unannounced to the exhibit and pre-judge them, he said.
“This year, people can see the masks and the costumes of the dancers before they perform,” he said.
Reveche also said that the masks and the costumes will still be on exhibit at Robinsons Place starting Oct. 12 and will run for two weeks.*