MK Modern began when a group of students, who were involved in Mga Kapatid's Annual Pilipino Culture Night, decided to pursue their passion for modern dance and take it to the next level. Since its humble beginnings, this family that is united through the art of movement has evolved into a prominent dance group at UC Davis that continually offers dancers a place to do what they love.
Modern's members come from multi-cultural backgrounds and from many parts of the world, such as Japan, Korea, the Mid-Western United States, Northern California and Southern California. The diversity of its members consistently contributes to their performances and is a true testament to the fluidity of the greater dance community. MK Modern prides itself in orchestrating sets that entertain and electrify the crowds as they continue to give Davis a taste of what's fresh in the international dance community.
Recent Performances Include:
En Route Urban Dance Showcase 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X2pvXqf3cQ&t=1
Montage Dance Competition 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLJNxiBlInA
Prelude Sac 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCdWGk3H7ro
Davis Dance Revolution 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuXwZaump_8
En Route Urban Dance Showcase 2015
Dance For the Cause 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rzcj18301lc
Breakthrough Dance Competition 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGrDSUhfs2c
Davis Dance Revolution Champions: 2009, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
How to Join:
If you'd like to join MK Modern, they typically have two auditions every year in the beginning of fall quarter and winter quarter. Details are released during the summer around August/September so stay tuned! More information can be found at the facebook link or on our instagram!
Past Directors of MK Modern:
The following directors have shaped MK Modern into what it is today:
2017-2018: Marky Dimaano, Chris Lim, Allie Young
2016-2017: Ashley Jones, Amy Lin, Allie Young
2015-2016: Graham Chung, Cecil Lam, Calvin Leung
2014-2015: Yumiko Nakano, Nikko Alegre, Calvin Leung, Monica Ota
2013-2014: Vivian To, Grazian Moreno , Calvin Leung
2012-2013: Fritz-Patrick Atienza, Audrey Tseng, Fiona Tsang
2011-2012: Bennett Lumban, Missa Mendoza, Christian Laparan, Steph Giang
2010-2011: Rodney Bravo, Missa Mendoza, Bennett Lumban
2009-2010: Jeanette Kim, Jessamine Faustino, Rodney Bravo
2008-2009: Anthony Esposo, Patrice Martin, Ferdilyn Ramirez
2007-2008: Anthony Esposo, Patrice Martin, Ferdilyn Ramirez
2006-2007: CJ Eustaquio
2005-2006: Jenn Alibutod, CJ Eustaquio, Vincent Hutalla, James Quiroz, Aldwyn Regadio
2004-2005: CJ Eustaquio, Vincent Hutalla, Shirley Nicdao
Note: The previous list may not be complete.
CURRENT MEMBERS as of WQ 2018:
Ben Claire McKown
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For more information, visit MK Modern at the following places: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/mkmodern/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/mkmodern Instagram: @mkmodern