OMNI News Video By Paula Saraza
"From 40K in debt to condo owner: Advice from a Winnipeg millennial who dug themself out," Maribeth Tabanera, Published March 15, 2022.
"How can Filipinos be allies to Indigenous people and communities in Canada? | OMNI News Filipino," Paula Saraza, Aired September 30, 2021.
"Dancing your way into your happy place with the CBC Creator Network," by Bruce Ladan, Aired May 2, 2021.
“GORGE Festival aims to revive art form derailed by the pandemic,” by Eva Wasney, Posted 7:00 PM CDT, Wednesday, March 17, 2021
“Working in the shadows: Creativity spans great distances in Manitoba-shot music video,” by Alan Small, Posted: 3:00 AM CST Thursday, Feb 4, 2021
“Parks, playgrounds and sidewalks: Winnipeg dancer gets her outdoor groove on,” by Maribeth Tabanera, CBC News, Posted: Jan 21, 2021 8:51 AM CT
“Virtual internships sought: Have an expertise to share with a highschool student? Your help would be appreciated,” by Aaron Epp, Posted 3:00 AM CST Monday, December 7, 2020
“Cabaret stages act of protest to Philippines anti-terrorism law: Filipinx performers press for recognition of marginalized communities,” by Frances Koncan, Posted: 11:23 PM CDT Monday, August, 17, 2020
“CBC Manitoba is popping up in Garden City | CBC News,” by CBC Communications, Posted: 3:17 PM PT February 25, 2020
"20 Filipinos to watch," by Filipino Journal, Posted Vol. 34 No. 13, February 2020
“‘The biggest thing for me is representation’: Hip-hop dancer and DJ makes her mark in Winnipeg,” CBC News, Posted Jan 09, 2020 5:00 AM CT
“Hands-on learning an effective tool,” by Ligia Braidotti, Posted: 5:02 PM CDT Monday, May 13, 2019
"Asian Perspectives on Navigating a Pandemic," by Mood Disorder Manitoba, May 26, 2021
“Dancer hits the streets to practice and perform during COVID-19.” by Maribeth Tabanera, January 21, 2021
“Our Scene: Winnipeg hip hop dancer and DJ steps up,” by Genie Baffoe & Quan Loung, January 9, 2020
Podcast / Radio Interviews
Wedding DJ Clients, Chris and Julez had this to say...Originally I was in contact with a DJ company in the city, but the communication was so impersonal, and even after messaging back and forth going through all our details, they still wanted me to fill out a bunch of forms with the same information we already talked about, and they had a bunch of agreement stuff that was just such a hassle. I felt like I was booking some random "DJ" to press play on a generic playlist. Not to mention that the company only allowed English song requests, which was a red flag for me. So a month before the wedding, not feeling good about our current DJ, I messaged Maribeth on insta, and they easily became the best, smoothest, and most hassle free part of planning and executing my wedding. They are very well organized, professional, and considerate while still being casual and human. We planned our wedding from a timezone 7 hours ahead of Winnipeg time, and they even accommodated our busy schedule to meet up online! Maribeth organized all our lighting and sound equipment needs so we didn't have to deal with it, too. On the day of the wedding, they were fully prepared and had great music for the dinner and kept everyone happy and dancing in the evening. From someone who has booked and worked with many DJs in Winnipeg as well as around the world, Maribeth Tabanera is an easy pick if you want to work with someone who not only has mixing skills and good taste in music, but is also organized, professional, and empathetic. Thanks, Maribeth!
Drag King, Lex Contralata had this to say...""Maribeth is a creative, passionate and supportive teacher/choreographer, I was so lucky to get to work with them! They helped me create an unforgettable performance and my voguing improved tremendously. Maribeth was able to create choreography that was challenging, but still within my skill level and it looked fantastic! Maribeth is amazing at what they do and was fantastic to work with!"
Dance Teacher, Stephanie O. had this to say...""Maribeth is a passionate dancer and a great resource. They have a plethora of knowledge on all styles of street dance. Through oral and physical teaching, they are able to convey the history of dance styles to youth thus honouring and keeping dance alive in our community. They understand their audience and knows how to interact and inspire her dancers. We had the pleasure of hosting them in our studio for a series of workshops. Dancers left inspired and reenergized from the energy that was shared by an amazing dancer in our community!"
Teacher, Nancy E. had this to say...""From House to Hip Hop, Maribeth Tabanera is not only a master of guiding a class through a creative sequence of dance moves but also of articulating the history and origins of the style. With a fun, energizing warm up they break down the essence of the moves and reinforces them in their original choreography. We are so fortunate to have Maribeth here in Winnipeg, sharing their innovative talent in the world of dance."
Dance enthusiast, George T. had this to say...""The person in the red jacket [Maribeth Tabanera as the Waacking Lady in the Artist Within] seemed to be in a rich private trance of dance expression that involved every area of their being. As a dancer....a more complete integration of body and soul could scarcely be imagined. They amazed and excited me as a performer. They ARE the music while they're dancing. possessed by it, in the best kind of way."