Salida, a world-class Filipino cultural presentation of colorful dance and exciting music, is coming to Globe-Miami for a special evening performance on Saturday, May 12. The performance will be at the newly renovated Miami High School Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Fr. Arnold Aurillo, pastor of Holy Angels parish, said the dance troupe is from his hometown of Leyte in the Philippines. The dancers have come to the United States on a goodwill tour as a thank you for the tremendous amount of aid sent by Americans after a horrific typhoon struck the Philippines in 2013.
Although the bulk of their tour travels to much larger cities, such as New York, San Francisco, Anaheim and Austin, the troupe is coming to Globe at the request of Aurillo, who admits to “twisting the arm” of the show’s director who he knows personally.
“This is a show of gratitude for the help people sent at the time,” he said. There is a local Filipino community that will help with the logistics of lodging and meals, but ticket sales for the May 12 show will be the most important way to underwrite the trip.
Tickets for the show are $25 for general admission tickets. There are some VIP tickets to be seated at the front of the audience as well. Tickets are available at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce at 1360 N. Broad St. Tickets and more information can be obtained by calling Aurillo at 928-425-3137; Lyn Terania, 410-350-1297; Ren Magboo, 443-983-5849, or Maria Brusoe, 928-200-0559.