-is the rhythmical movement of the body,
usually with music, to express an idea or
emotion, to narrate a story or simply to
enjoy and take pleasure in the
movement itself.
Dance may have been the very first
means of communication.
Dance of the earliest times differ from
those of the present times; the dance of
the barrio folks differ from those of the city.
There are primitive and non-primitive
dances. Ìndians dance to give thanks for a
harvest, the Mexicans to celebrate a
religious festival, teenagers dance at
parties, and children everywhere dance
because it is pleasurable to express joy
through bodily movements or body
7iein and lunotions of the Uanoe
Dancing has primitive beginnings. The
rhythm that spurred on the dances mostly
came from the beat sustained through the
stamping of the feet on the ground.
Footwork is a regular recurrence of beat or
shouts as the dancers roused themselves to
a frenzy of activity.
The earliest dances may have been
simple expressions of pleasure or acts
related to courtship.
Soon, dance was used for purposes of
affecting the whole tribe; hunting dace to
depict the capture of a prey or a warlike
dance to show the defeat of an enemy.
There were dances of thanksgiving for a
good harvest, good weather and wanted rain.
omponents of the Uanoe
. The Dancer
Ìt is through the body of the dancer that the art of
dancing is portrayed, and the physical, emotional and
natural characteristics of the dancer that determine the
quality and the nature of the dance.
2. The Choreographer
The arranger of dances, either for a soloist or for a
group and is the most important figure in dance
. Accompaniment to the Dance
Dance can be accompanied by all kinds of sound. The
first accompaniment were stamping, clapping and chanting
and then, possibly drumming.
Song has also played an important part at the time of
opera ballets of the
centuries in Western,
Europe, where the art of music, dance and song were
inseparably linked.
4. Theatrical Effects
Every device of costume, make-up and theatrical
effect can be used. Make-up and costumes of the ancient
dances of Japan, China and Ìndia are astounding in their
complexity and significance that each part of the costume
and painting of the face plays in the dance dramas.
inds of Uanoes
P atural or untutored dance
P Solo or Group Dance
O The solo dance, performed by a single dancer, to
demonstrate a particular technique or style of
O Group dances are categorized as folk dance,
ballroom dancing and ballet.
P Ethnic Dance
O Dance that is indigenous to a certain race or
P Court Dance
O Social accomplishments polished from materials
usually found among folk dances and used for
court entertainment.
P Ballroom Dance
O Social or popular dance performed by couples
P Theatrical Dance
O Social or popular dance performed by couples
P Modern Dance
O Group dancing as in discotheque
!hilippine lolk Uanoes
. Alay ÷ a dance in Tagalog Region performed as an
offering to a special guest or honoree as welcome
2. Escotis ÷ a Visayan folk dance performed in any social
gathering of the people. The girl wears siesgo skirt while
the boy wears Camisa de Chino and pants of any color.
. Kinoton ÷ a folk dance from Ìlocos Region. This depicts
the movement of person bitten by ants. The dancer is a
male dressed in Ìlocano peasant costume with a buri
4. Kumakaret ÷ a courtship dance in Pangasinan.
Kumakaret is a person who makes wine, tuba or vinegar
from sasa. The dancers perform the dance with the use
of glasses half-filled with tuba.
. Lagundi ÷ another Visayan dance w/c originated in
Ìloilo. The steps used in this dance depict the stiff
knee and the dragging foot of the dancer suffering
from rheumatism.
6. Palakis ÷ a courtship dance from Western Bontoc
performed at wedding celebrations and during
festivals like Cañao and Begnas.
. Pangalay ÷ a popular festival dance in Sulu and
performed in wedding celebrations and at big social
. ational Rice Festival ÷ depicts the different steps in
rice growing as practiced in the different regions in the
. Singkil ÷ this dance originated from Lanao del Sur.
To the rhythmic clapping of bamboo poles, the
dancers weave expertly through criss-crossed
bamboos, waving big fans and men flipping brightly
colored handkerchief.
Jotabal ÷ derived from the words Jota and valse.
Jota is a popular dance introduced in Philippines by
the Spaniards. Valse means waltz, a step or dance in
¾ time.
Sakuting ÷ is a folk dance of the Ìlocanos usually
performed during Christmas. Groups of boys and
girls perform house to house receiving many gifts in
Bilaan ÷ is a dance that depicts the lively, simple
movements of birds in flight, beautifully portrayed by
tribal maidens with costumes typical of Ethnic tribe.
Pagdiwata ÷ dance originating from Tagbanua tribe
of Palawan which depicts rituals after a rice harvest.
Sua-sua ÷ dance from Jolo, Sulu. Ìt is a courtship
dance of the lover to his lady love, accompanied by
song, comparing her to delicate, little while blossoms
of the pomelo.
Balangbang ÷ is a native victory dance of the
Mountain Province, Philippines
Ìtik-itik ÷ is a native dance interpreting the
playfulness of ducklings wading in the river
Salakot ÷ the dance give importance to the
headwear usually used by women called
Maglalatik ÷ it depicts the intricate process in the
making of a native delicacy; the "latik¨ a mixture
of thick cocomilk and molasses by constantly
stirring over slow fire.

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