By Gabriel Cabangon
It cannot be denied that, for years, The Addlib has produced incredible artists in the community and outstanding individuals who excel in their various fields of discipline.
Nique Manza, Addlib Wave 9 member and resident instructor of Dancehall Fit at TADS, bagged some trophies from the Philippine Aerial Cup 2019 last November 16, 2019 in Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
Manza took part in 2 divisions: The Open Exotic Pole Solo against 7 other competitors, and the Exotic Pole Duo Professional (with partner April Jolie) against 3 other couples, respectively. Manza emerged as the champion of the Open Exotic Pole Solo and 1st Runner Up of Exotic Duo Professional.
In the end, he was hailed as the Philippine Aerial Cup 2019 OVER ALL CHAMPION with a 100,000-peso cash at hand.
Organized by Beast House Pole and Aerial Dance Studio lead by one of its founders, Ms. Jamaica Jornacion, Philippine Aerial Cup 2019 was evaluated by an esteemed panel of judges from Asia, America and Europe.
Performing his “exorcism” inspired routine, Manza amazed the judges with his world-class technique and delivery of character.
The home of the Champions, TADS, has continuously pushed dancers to be themselves and to pursue their passion to greater heights. All we can say is that Manza and the rest of The Addlib has been surely remarkable and has set themselves as an inspiration to others as well.