KUALA LUMPUR, 5th September – Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) Performing Arts Group or UPAG has done Malaysia proud as they will compete in the Cheonan World Dance Festival 2018 in Cheonan South Korea from 12 to 16 September 2018.
UTP is the only university in Malaysia to participate in the prestigious international dance festival.
UPAG consists of UTP 32 multi-races and multi-talented engineering, science and technology students. At Cheonan, they will complete in four dance competitions namely International Folk Dance Competition, Street Dance Parade and Performance Competition, Solo and Duet Competition (Best Dancer Competition) and the Funny Dance Battle.
This is the fifth time UPAG has represented Malaysia in the Cheonan World Dance Festival. Previously, they represented Malaysia in 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2011.
UPAG’s participation in this international event has proven UTP’s commitment in producing well-rounded graduates who do not only achieve academic excellence but also creative and agile to face real-world challenges.
The university supports its students’ participation in arts and culture as it helps to develop and enrich students learning experience. It cultivates teamwork, communication skills and social competency among students.
The Cheonan World Dance Festival is the largest and biggest dancing festival in Korea. It serves as a platform to celebrate participants from all around the world with diversity, culture and uniqueness through arts and culture activities.
17 teams from different continents, ranging from Asia, Europe to America, Africa and Oceania, are participating in the festival this year. The participating countries include Malaysia, Spain, Korea, Guam, Latvia, China, Slovakia, South Africa, Thailand, Mexico, Georgia, Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, Botswana and Poland. -SNA