Pinoy Fridays – Saturday night out with Filipino artists Vhong & Osang

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 Saturday night with Vhong and Osang
Laugh Out Loud Melbourne concert, 21st June 2014, Williamstown Town Hall by Liz Honey Productions

Last night we got our “chickboy” on at the Laugh Out Loud concert at the Williamstown Town Hall here in Melbourne. I used to watch Vhong and Spencer in the Philippine dance crew Streetboys. Along with the Maneouvers, Vhong and the Streetboys used to be my weekly dance fix on a Filipino show called ASAP. There was a time before Keone and Mari/Shaun Evaristo/Rewind were easily found on Youtube. There was a time when choreography was not so readily available to watch and learn. There was a time when there were no competitions around like Step Up or AHC that we could be a part of. There was a time when I used to ask mum and papa to drive to the local Filipino store where we would hire the weekly ASAP episode video for $2 and grab some Filipino treats (chicharon, ensamada, etc) while we were there – so long ago, circa 1995! With no internet, YouTube or even local dance studios to learn urban choreograophy, I was a devoted fan of ASAP’s musical numbers even getting some of my non-Filipino high school friends in on the action lol!

Anyways, back to present time where we do have YouTube and are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to perform at some high quality competitions and shows, some friends and I watched videos sent to us to learn Vhong’s numbers ready for soundcheck a couple of hours before his show. Hard work, lots of laughs and focus on the task at hand had us ready for a night of back up dancing fun.

– Evolution of Dance (ASAP 2009)
Chickboy (2007 album)
– Hataw medley
Totoy Bibbo (2004 album)

Tita Liza’s next concert will be the one and only Gary Valenciano on July 12th at the National Theatre in St Kilda. Click here for more info.

Vhong photoboothingTime out at rehearsals photobombing Liza’s photobooth! #weirdofaces

IMG_4571 IMG_4470Always such a pleasure working with these dancers: Justin, Matt, Liza, Lowell and Chris
IMG_4442Interview with Tristan from Channel 31
IMG_5335Backstage with Mr Suave

Vhong collage 2Chillin out in our room meant selfie time trying to stay calm and collected before having to perform
Vhong collage 3IMG_4487IMG_4493IMG_4546“O, ang galing ang galing ko sumayaw. Ang galing ko gumalaw, galing ko sumayaw. Galing ko gumalaw ang galing ko sumayaw. Bibong-bibo gumalaw”

IMG_4552IMG_4514 IMG_4597 IMG_4591Tita Liza – Liz Honey Promotions and Entertainment
IMG_4601Vhong Collage 1
IMG_4577Family fun with my cousins Arielle and JV 😀
Vhong collage selfie
Love working with Liza! – so talented and easy to work with putting a show together with chorey and costumes and all! xx