Dancing with the stars (and convicted felons) in the Philippines

Goodbye “American Idol” and “Dancing with the stars”.

Hello “Prison dancer”. (???)

Yup.

This new web series / show is to take place in Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, also known by its initials CPDRC.

CPDRC is a maximum security prison in Cebu, Philippines.

But not just any maximum security prison in the Philippines.

According to wikipedia:

Byron F. Garcia — the official security advisor to the Cebu government who was assigned as head of the prison by his sister is credited for starting a program of choreographed exercise routines for the inmates. The prison is best known worldwide for its viral version of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. Afterwards, many other dance routines of popular songs followed.

The next logical step was to make a musical. Feels like christmas in january.

According to ABC news: “The show won’t showcase violent offenders, but might include some people convicted for drug violations”.

That’s a relief.

The question left unanswered is : does the best dancer win his freedom?

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