Mission and Accomplishments

Inetnon Gefpå’go Mission Statement

To provide a platform for inspiration, possibility and greatness in Chamorro Performance Arts.

Dancers Creed:
We are the new voice of IG. Always remembering where we came from and humbly united to stand tall for our people, our island, our culture and our IG Family

Mission and Program Biography

Inetnon Gefpå’go is an award-winning program whose mission is to promote awareness and pride in Chamorro heritage through performance arts. Membership in the group begins at Southern High School, George Washington High School and the University of Guam where students undergo extensive training to be members of the schools performing group. Selected students will then continue to represent Guam at major on island events and folk festivals around the world.

Countries Performed

New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, United States (Hawaii, Washington D.C., San Diego, Arizona), Japan, Korea, Macau, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Romania, American Samoa, Taiwan, Fiji, Philippines, China, Palau, Hong Kong, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

Accomplishments

2017

International Folklore Festival - Sofia, Bulgaria
"Festival Vitoshi"

  • Special Guest Participant
  • V. Reyes, Jury

International Folklore Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
"Buyukcekmece Cultural Arts Festival"

  • Special Guest Participant
  • 3rd Place Best Dancer Category
  • V. Reyes, Jury

International Folklore Festival - Manila, Philippines
"Fiesta Folkloriada"

  • Participant

1st Annual Sen Guaiya Hao Guahan Youth Conference

  • Co- Organizer

Guam Island Music Awards

  • Winner, Best Cultural Dance Group
  • Nominee, Best Original Song

2016

  • INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL, Passo Fundo, Brazil
  • INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL, Guapore, Brazil
  • Island Music Awards Best Cultural Dance Group
  • Festival of Pacific Arts, Guam
    • Cultural Exchange with New Zealand, Cook Islands, Australia, Taiwan, Fiji
    • Opening Act for Closing Ceremonies
    • Fashion Show (Show Director V.Reyes)
  • Rerelease of Classic Love song "Hagu" with Flora Baza Quan
  • Brazil Tour Send Off Show and Release of "Hagu" Music Video
  • Outrigger Guam Resort - Inetnon Pupuengi Cultural Show - Guam's only Full-Chamorro Show in the heart of Tumon, Guam.
  • 2nd Annual International Folkdance Festival, Guam - Organizer

2015

  • 1st Annual International Folkdance Festival, Guam - Organizer
  • 3rd Place 16tn h International Buyukcekmece World Folkdance Competition, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
  • 4th Place Festival Carpati World Folkdance Competition Pitesti, Romania

2014

Guam Council of Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA)

  • Master of Chamorro Dance Official Appointment – Vince Reyes
  • National Folkdance Director Official Appointment – Vince Reyes

Magpro Governors Award of Excellence Award

  • Merit Cup of Excellence Overall Employee of the Year – Vince Reyes

Guam Island Music Awards

  • Best Cultural Dance Group

Southern High School

  • Theatrical Production of Taifinakpo: A Southern High School Musical

University of Guam

  • Theatrical Production of Pagat
  • Contemporary Expressions of Chamorro Dance Course Established – Vince Reyes

International Folklore Festival, Maribor, Slovenia

  • "Festival Lent"
  • Participant

International Folklore Festival, Šibenik, Croatia

  • "Šibenik Children's Festival"
  • Participant

International Folklore Festival, Poreč, Croatia

  • "Festival Lent"
  • Participant

International Folklore Festival, Karlovac, Croatia

  • "Medunarodni Festival Folklora"
  • Participant

International Folklore Festival, Martigues, France

  • "Festival de Martigues"
  • Participant

15th International Buyukcekmece Culture and Art Festival, Istanbul, Turkey

  • Jury (Judge) – Vince Reyes

Cheonan World Folk Dance Festival, Cheonan City, South Korea

  • Jury (Judge) – Vince Reyes
  • Federation of International Dance Festivals (FIDAF)
  • Local Chairperson of Oceania - Vince Reyes

2013

3rd Annual Chamorro Cultural Festival

  • Headliner
  • San Diego, CA

Guam Visitors Bureau

  • Golden Latte Award
  • Vince Reyes
  • Winner, Individual

14th International Buyukcekmece Culture and Art Festival

  • Jury (Judge) – Vince Reyes
  • Istanbul, Turkey

International Folklore Festival

  • “Cheonan World Folk Dance Festival”
  • Special Guest Performance
  • 2nd Place – Best Dancer Category
  • Jury (Judge) – Vince Reyes
  • Cheonan City, South Korea

International Folklore Festival

  • “Indonesian World Folk Dance Festival”
  • Jury (Judge) – Vince Reyes
  • Jakarta, Indonesia

International Folklore Festival

  • “Fiesta Folkloriada
    Participant,
    Manila, Philippines

2012

University of Guam 9th Annual Chamorro Language Competition

  • 2nd Place Middle School - Lalai (Chant)

Philippines World Travel Fair

  • Most Popular Performance Award

2nd Annual Chamorro Cultural Festival

  • Headliner
  • San Diego, CA

Guam Department of Education

  • Author Traditional Arts Curriculum – Middle School, Vince Reyes

International Folklore Festival

  • “Festival Folklorique International Du Rouergue”
    Participant,
    Rodez, France

International Folklore Festival

  • “International Folklore Festival of Fribourg”
    Participant,
    Fribourg, Switzerland

International Folklore Festival

  • “The Festival of the World Folklores”
    Participant,
    Haguenau, France

Cheonan World Folkdance Competition

  • Jury (Judge) – Vince Reyes

Federation of International Dance Festivals (FIDAF)

  • Local Chairperson of Oceania - Vince Reyes

2011

Philippines World Travel Fair, Pasay City

  • Most Popular Performance Award

Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA)

  • Best Folklore Performance

Cheonan World Folk Dance Competition

  • Finalist

2010

Philippines World Travel Fair

  • Most Popular Performance Award

Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA)

  • Best Folklore Performance

International Folklore Festival

  • “International Foloristisch Dancefestival”
    Participant,
    Bolsward, Netherlands

International Folklore Festival

  • “Folkloristische Dansgroep Festival”
    Participant,
    Hellendoorn, Netherlands

International Folklore Festival

  • “OpRoakeldais 45th International Dansfestival”
    Participant,
    Warffum, Netherlands

International Folklore Festival

  • “International Folkloristisch Dansfestival”
    Participant,
    Zelhem, Netherlands

International Folklore Festival

  • “Couleurs du Monde”
    Participant,
    Toulon, France

2009

Dinana Minagof Chamorro Cultural Dance Competition

  • Overall Winner
  • Best in Contemporary
  • 1st Place Division C (High school and Older)
  • Mas Geftao Instructor Award: Vince Reyes

University of Guam 6th Annual Chamorro Language Competition

  • 1st Place Middle School - Lalai (Chant)

Guam Visitor's Bureau

  • Excellence in Tourism Award - Hafa Adai Spirit Award: Inetnon Pupuengi
    Chamorro Cultural Dinner Show, Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort

Guam Humanities Council Black Grace - Guam Tour

  • Tour Partner and Participant

Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA)

  • Best Folklore Performance
    Seoul Korea

International Organization of Folk Art (IOV)

  • Secretariat, Oceania Region Nominee – Vince Reyes

2008

International Festival

  • "The Sacrings of the Folklore"
    Participant,
    REIMS, in France

International Folklore Festival

  • "Op Roakeldais"
    Participant,
    Warffum, Netherlands

Salland International Folklore Festival

  • Participant,
    Raalte, Netherlands

Landal International Folklore Festival

  • Participant,
    Putten, Netherlands

Festival of the Pacific Arts

  • Participant,
    American Samoa

International Organization of Folk Art (IOV)

  • World Youth Congress
    Presenter / Panelist - Vince Reyes

IOV World Youth Commission on Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage

  • Oceania Representative,
    Vince Reyes

2007

Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA)

  • Best Folklore Performance
    Seoul Korea

Dinana Minagof Cultural Dance Competition

  • Best Ancient - Middle School

Sheraton Laguna Guam Resort

  • Inetnon Pupuengi Dinner Show - Guam First Full Chamorro Cultural Dinner Show

2006

Dinana Minagof Cultural Dance Competition

  • 1ST Place High School Division
  • Overall Best Contemporary

Guam Humanities Council

  • Program of the Year - Nominee

Guam Visitor's Bureau

  • Excellence in Tourism Award - Hafa Adai Spirit

Korea World Travel Fair (KOTFA), Seoul Korea

  • Best Folklore Performance

CAHA

  • Flame Tree Festival Delegation
    Participant,
    CNMI, Saipan

2005

Dinana Minagof Cultural Dance Competition

  • 1st place Ancient - Middle school

2004

Dinana Minagof Cultural Dance Competition overall winners

  • 1st Place Ancient - Middle school
  • Overall Best Spanish

Guam Humanities Council

  • Traditional Teacher of the Year
    Vince Reyes

2002

Dinana Minagof Cultural Dance Competition overall winners

  • 1st place Ancient - Middle school
  • 2nd place Contemporary - Middle school
  • 3rd place Spanish - Middle school

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