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7.24.2007

Leonor Orosa Goquingco



Leonor Orosa
AKA Leonor Luna Orosa-Goquingco

  • 1st Filipina and the only dancer sent on the first-ever cultural mission to Japan (1939)
  • 1st Filipina to choreograph the first Philippine folkloric ballet, Trend: Return to the Native (1941)
  • Founder of the Filipinescas Dance Company (1958)
  • Founding member of the Philippine Ballet Theater
  • National Artist for Dance (1976)
  • Dean of Filipino Performing Arts Critics
  • "Mother of Philippine Dance Theater"


ALIAS
"Cristina Luna"
"Trailblazer"



DATE OF BIRTH
July 24, 1917

BIRTHPLACE
Jolo, Sulu, Philippines


FATHER: Sixto Orosa
MOTHER: Sevedna Luna

HUSBAND: Benjamin Goquinco
CHILDREN: Benjamin Jr., Rachelle and Regina


YEAR OF DEATH
July 15, 2005


USEFUL LINKS

NCCA Culture Profile: Leonor Orosa Goquingco
Leonor Orosa Goquingco on Wikipedia
Leonor Orosa Goquingco aka Cristina Luna
Farewell to National Artist Leonor Orosa-Goquingco
Nation Mourns the Passing of National Artist for Dance Leonor Orosa-Goquingco

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