Prosperidad Mijares Arandez

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Prosperidad Mijares Arandez was born in Kalibu, Aklan on 1 January 1924. She showed interest in dancing and learned to dance the Pukol, Tinikling, Cariñosa, and Escotis from the old folk, while in the elementary school.

She was a dancer and teacher. She helped promote appreciation for Philippine dances in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, and Baguio City through the division's Teachers Dance Group. As an active member, secretary, vice-president, and president of Philippine Folk Dance Society she had been involved in national workshops, documented dances, and conducted lectures and seminars. She was also a recipient of many awards and grants.


Reference

  • Villaruz, B.E.S. "Altar". In CCP Enclyclopedia of Philippine Art, 1st ed., Vol. 5, 183. Philippines: CCP Publications Office, 1994.


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