Writers in English
Ellen F. Fajardo Lecture
- The Carmencita C.
HAPPENINGS at ALIWW
"Leonor Orosa Goquingco
has won national and international acclaim for her brilliant pioneering
efforts in the difficult art of choreography. The pioneer Filipino
choreographer in stylized Philippine ballet theater for over four decades,
she confronted the endless challenge of elevating Philippine dance to high
creative art, lifting it to its peak of national artistic development.
Indeed her work are indisputable classics of the genre… in which she
distilled the Filipino soul, dramatized the lives of her people, and
infinitely enriched the national culture, blazing a trail for others to
follow." In recognition of her distinguished contribution to dance, she
was conferred the Award of National Artist on 27 March 1976.
- Leonor Orosa Goquingco
- National Artist for
Mrs. Goquingco was honored on
5 July 2000 at a program hosted by the Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings
(ALIWW). The occasion marked the turn-over to ALIWW by Mrs. Goquingco of
her print memorabilia.