16 November, 2015


LIKHA is sending 27 backpacks to students of the Lemuhen Cultural Dance Troupe of Kiamba Sarangani Province, Philippines and we need your help. Your donation of $50 can support one student with much needed school supplies. Please make a difference by donating here.

Lemuhen Cultural Dance Troupe, founded by Lyn Lambago, was organized in 2007 to help young people connect with their Tboli traditions. Lemuhen is comprised of students who perform dances at festivals and events.

23 August, 2015

Dance Classes Aug to Nov 2015

LIKHA invites kids age 5-14 and adults to join our dances classes culminating in an exciting holiday show. Students will learn cultural dances from throughout the Philippines developing fundamentals in Philippine folk dance. Classes are held in Oakland and in Union City. It's free for adults. Classes for kids are $125. Enroll today.

Kids: (Sundays 12-1pm) at Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland and (Fridays 5:30-6:30 primary 6:30-7:30pm Jr.high) in Union City.

Adults: Sundays 1-2pm in Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts in Oakland.

For more information please email info@likha.org.

Since our beginning, LIKHA has strived to raise standards not just on stage but also in the classroom. Our youth programs, LIKHA Coco and LIKHA Too, provided students the opportunity to learn traditional Philippine dances and folk arts. Some have even become members of our principal ensemble as adults.

In 2009 LIKHA Too was renamed LIKHA School for Philippine Dance. The curriculum has been expanded to include music as well as dance. The school is headed by LIKHA founder Rudi Soriano and dance directors Tina Cruz and Paulino Tamayo.

22 August, 2015

PCCN: Pilipino Counter Culture Night 2015

LIKHA will be at Bindlestiff Studio this week for four performances: 



October 1 @ 8pm 
October 2 @ 8pm
October 3 @ 7pm & 9pm

Buy your tickets now! http://pccn2015.bpt.me/

PCN: Pilipino Culture Night, an annual showcase of Pilipino folk music and dance along with theatrical skits presented by Pilipino student groups at colleges and universities around the country.

The Bindlestiff Players have once again teamed up with LIKHA to remount this no-holds-barred extravaganza of comedy and dance with new bonus material.

It'll be like no other PCN you've ever seen before...unless you saw it last year! But in case you missed it, here's your chance to see us reinvent standard PCN fare:

  • Bold interpretations of Pilipino folk music and dance
  • Adventurous sketch comedy
  • A runtime under two hours!

If you've ever participated in a PCN, or sat through one, this show is a must-see. Come watch this wry, loving salute to this uniquely Pilipino-American rite of passage.

02 July, 2015

On tour in Belgium

This week LIKHA travels to the city of Izegem, Belgium to represent Philippine folk dance at the bi-annual Wereldfestival Izegem.

16 June, 2015

LIKHA in the New York Times

LIKHA's performance of KANYAW was mentioned by the New York Times' Alastair Macaulay in his review of the 2015 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Read the full review here.