Are we not gonna see the original “Tala” choreography again?
Celebrity choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy compares pulling out from the milestone 20th anniversary concert of pop superstar Sarah Geronimo to a breakup.
Better known as Teacher Georcelle in the entertainment scene, she is the creative director of the dance powerhouse G-Force, the group behind the popular dance steps of Sarah’s massive hit “Tala.”
The group has been visibly absent in Sarah’s recent appearances where she performed the song with a new choreography, which prompted many to assume that there was a brewing tiff between them.
“Walang side nila or side ko. Isa lang ang mithiin ng lahat… support SG on her 20th year. SG is 35 years old. We’ve been training her and G-Force has been dancing with her for 16 years. She’s looking for growth as an artist and as a person. She wants to try other things,” Teacher Georcelle says in a message featured by vlogger-actor Ogie Diaz on his Sunday, May 14, 2023 vlog.
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Teacher Georcelle and Sarah G’s “breakup”
Teacher Georcelle also notes that even though there have been “artistic differences” between her and Sarah, she remains steadfast in supporting the Popstar “even if it means stepping out for a while.”
She expounds, “I did everything out of love and respect for her as an artist and a friend. Parang love team kami for 16 years, but this year, gusto niya to try other things.”
She revealed that she pulled out from the anniversary concert two months ago and that her group supported her decision.
“This process was painful for G-Force. Most of them cried, especially the choreographers who have been training hard to bring out the best in her. It’s like a breakup.
“SG wants something else, I want her to exercise that artistic freedom. But it’s also my right to exercise my artistic freedom,” Teacher Georcelle explained.
She also clears rumors that she demanded P150,000 per number if her choreography will be used in concert.
“Why will I demand? Wala ako sa position to demand anything especially when no work is delivered pero I can quote for the price of the use of my copyrighted works.
“I sent a personal letter, not a demand letter. I did not demand. Not being a part of her 20th is my gift of freedom so she can fully express her creative dreams,” she adds.
In the end, Teacher Georcelle concludes her message by stressing that their relationship should be fine.
“Our relationship should be okay and not be affected by public opinion,” she ends.
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