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The show must go on for the Leyte Dance Theater.

With the province of Leyte still reeling from the massive destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan, the world-renowned dance troupe — whose 20 members are all Haiyan survivors — is embarking on a U.S. tour this year that will bring them to New Jersey on June 13 (at 7 p.m.) at Montclair State University’s Memorial Auditorium.

Sponsored by the not-for-profit Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc., the U.S. tour is a culmination of the performers’ love and commitment to continue preserving the Philippines’ rich heritage, culture and history through dance, music and drama.

The international press described the troupe’s performance as “artistically awesome in its totality; you will be enthralled; you can’t ask for a better cultural show; an utterly absorbing experience.”

Under the artistic guidance and tutelage of its founder Jess de Paz, a former dancer of Joffrey Ballet in NYC, the Leyte Dance Theater has successfully infused contemporary dance with ballet resulting to a virtuoso act displaying indigenous movements.

Ticket to the June 13 show are $35, $50, $100 and VIP.

For particulars, call Hector 908.229.0155, Troi 646.229.4849, Connie 973. 710.8112, Ave 917.536.2789, Nelsie 201.794.7321, Lita 201.232.1742 or visit www.handangtumulong.org.

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