Dancing inmates to perform once again

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FANS can now witness their favorite dancing inmates perform once again at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) in Barangay Kalunasan, Cebu City on Friday, August 12, 2022.

The presentation is one of the highights of the month-long 453rd founding anniversary celebration of the Cebu Provincial Government.

The province hired Cebuano choreographer Ed Hayco to train the inmates.

“I would like to thank Ed Hayco for embracing this program and selflessly helping in coming up with new dance routines,” Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said.

The dancing inmates became popular in 2007 over their performance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Their dance video was uploaded on YouTube and got 52 million views.

In February 2010, Garcia ordered to suspend the show pending an investigation of proper accounting practices for donations received from admirers of the CPDRC program.

The CPDRC dancers were last seen performing “Unity Dance” sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in December 2020. (ANV, TPT)