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PHILIPPINES (FILIPINO) CULTURAL AND FOLK DANCES

Full Guide to Philippines (Filipino) Cultural and Folk Dances, Traditional and Native Talents and Skills. prepared by : Cebu's Famous Cultural Center - The Jungle Cultural Entertainment

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VISAYAS REGION click on the image for more info MAGLALATIK .VISAYAS REGION click on image for more info TINKLING .VISAYAS REGION click on image for more info .VISAYAS REGION click on image for more info SUBLI .Filipino Folk Dance  Filipino Folk Dance SAYAW SA BANKO .

"The Pearl of The Orient" boast of a varitey of Filipino Folk Dances. Comprehensive directory for travel related web sites. crafts. regligon. With each region having different influence in thier arts. INTRODUCTION AND DANCES Countries in the world have their own cultures made more colorful.ISLAND FIRE EATERS click on image for more info ISLAND FIRE BALLERS click on image for more info NetworkedBlogs Blog: Guide to Filipino Cultural / Folk Dances Topics: Filipino. please remember alot of these Cultural and Folk dances represents hardships and daily back breaking tasks. and Visayas... and traditions. The Luzon. costumes.. As we explore each of the regions and styles. In the west the Americans have their Square Dance.history. and is broken down in three groups of islands. Philippines Follow my blog Travel Directory. Many of the dances you will read about here were actuall activities or chores that the Filipino endured to survive the poor economy and state of the nation. beautiful and vibrant because of Folk Dances that are reflection of who they are. . Dances and Talents from Each Region. On the other hand. Cebu... In the east. the Chinese have their symbolic Dragon Dance.. Each of these regions contain different languages. that has turned into a art form. The Philippines consist of 7107 islands. the Japanese have the ancestral dance Bon Odori.. Lets take a trip through each region and explore the different styles. the Philippines will not be left behind. and ancestorical dances. Mindano.

Bontoc.Consisting of the tribes such as Ifugao. Apayo. Northern most region of the Philippines. sometimes these are call Igorot. All with differences and beliefs.Luzon Region We Shall Never Forget our Heritage LUZON -. Luzon gets its Cultural influence from Hindu-Buddist. Spanish and many ethnic regilous tribes.. " But sometimes that is considered degrading . Kalinga. But in all the Cultural and Folk Dances from this region represents all different factions in one way or the other. Benquet. Dances of Luzon ( see side bar for pictures of many of the dances ) * Dance: Idaw . Kalinga.Traditions and Hertitage ." Cordillerea name also used for some parts the Luzon Region..

. You can see in the dance how the women will take the bamboo baskets in a shaking fashion like drying the rice. While the men are clearing the fields. Most common is this dance depicts the hunting ritual performed before a tribal war. Then you will see the women put down the baskets fold the cloth into a baby while the husband stands aside.. is a testiment of the Filipino and how hardships become a art form and talent. It shows the skill and strength of the women as they would carry heavy laiden clay pots (Banga) full of water. * Dance : Ragsaksakan The word means " Merriment". breaking the soil with bamboo and their feet.. the traditional clothing was not made to cover much of the body. while the men are going in circles in background like they are toiling the land.Mindanao Region . Philippines being a very hot climate. plus the use of as little material as possible.. Then the women will turn over the baby to the husband. The caring for the Children is shared by both the mother and father. pick up the bamboo and start toiling the land while the men hold and cradle the babys. Of course as you become older and more experienced. Also look at the clothing. As a young girl you would start with only one pot... The tribes men would go out and look up and watch for the scared Idaw bird.This dance sometimes has many names and different versions. Soon as the men are done. * Dance : Idudu The family is the basic structure of family life among the Itneg / Tinggian poeple... Which is said to lead the tribe to victory. singing a native song which is represented by the flute and banging of bamboo on iron pots in the dance. along with the fact that you could provide more water for your family in one trip. Some versions of this dance use the " Banga " instead of the basket. Pride and Honor .. The colorful hand woven blankets " blankets of life" are worn around the neck while baskets to carry produce or rice are worn upon the head. They would all gather and march to the river each day.. sometimes stacks 5 high. the women watch the children... they take care of the children while the women do back breaking work. Their grace and agility while balancing the heavy pots. The more pots you could carry showed your skill and also you standing amoung the women of that area... Pots could be stacked as high as 5 or 6. This dance would be performed after a successful headhunt and also for a peace pact between waring tribles. * Dance : Banga This dance displays the Igorot women on their way to the river to fetch the daily water supply for thier familys...

This epic. The pangalay is . and Middle Eastern influence in thier costumes and dances. sometimes known as the "Sea Gypsies. Being the second largest island in the Philippines. also composed of other ethnic groups such as the Maranao. or fairies or nymph of the forest. who was caught in the middle of a forest during an earthquake caused by the diwatas." Pangalay is a dance that emphasizes the agility of the upper body. Tausug. the Singkil recounts the epic legend of the "Darangan" of the Maranao people of Mindanao. The rhythmic bounce of the shoulder with simultaneous alternating waving of arms are the basic movement of this dance. The dancers weave expertly through crisscrossed bamboos. and indigenous tribes know as Lumad. Her slave loyally accompanies her throughout her ordeal. written sometime in the 14th century. Shows their elite social upbringing. The rhythmic clapping of criss-crossed bamboo poles represent the trees that were falling. The beauty of the scarve and the talent and grace in which it is displayed. Finally.Filipino is Worth Dieing For MINDANAO -.This is the southern most region of The Philippines. Maranao women performed this dance with scarves. tells the fateful story of Princess Gandingan. Dances of Mindanao .( See side bar for pictures and more info) * Dance : Singkil Sinkil dance takes its name from the bells worn on the ankles of the Muslim princess. Dancers wearing solemn faces and maintaining a dignified pose being dancing at a slow pace which soon progresses to a faster tempo skillfully manipulate apir. or fans which represent the winds that prove to be auspicious. You will see alot of Arabian. * Dance : Kini Kini Kini means the Royal Walk. * Dance : Pangalay A pangalay native to the Badjao. its Culture consists of mostly Muslium or " Moro " people. which she gracefully avoids. Perhaps one of the oldest of truly Filipino dances. she is saved by the prince. Banguingui.

Die Proud VISAYAS -. adorned with fine beads and make up. Western. these we Animist Tribal Group.( see pictures in the side bar ) * Dance : Sayaw Sa Banko This dance is native to the barrio of Pangapisan.. Negritos. You will find Arbian. Visayas is also broken down into three sections. Pangasinan. She would give her whole heart and soul into this performance to soften the heart of her master to accept her. not so much in Drama and tribal meanings as other regions. Many others tribes from around surrounding island would come after the downfall or break up of thier tribes. Live Happy. Visayas became a melting pot for many different Tribes and Cultural backgrouds.. You will also see some parts of the Sinkgil in this dance also. . * Dance : Asik This is performed by a solo madien. Eastern.Being the Central Island of The Philippines. Another part of this dance is also called the Muslium four Bamboos. LOVE OF LIFE AND COUNTRY . Central . Many time the girls would dance to win the hearts of her master or to make up for a wrong she had done.commonly performed at weddings and other social gatherings. and some Western influences in the dances of this region. You will see that the dances of the Visayas are more upbeat and exciting. long head scarf. Visayas Dances . She would dance to win the favor of her Sultan master. Spanish. and demands skill from its performers who must dance on top of a bench roughly six inches wide. Consisting of Austronesians. Lingayen.VISAYAS REGION Live Long.

It has a fourpart performance such as the palipasan and the baligtaran showing the intense battle. Dancers perform this dance with remarkable grace and speed jumping between bamboo poles. this dance is in fact a mimic movement of “tikling birds” hopping over trees. the dancers appear to be lame and crooked throughout the dance. thighs and hips 7 comments: Links to this post Home Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) Cebu's Cultural Center . Moro dancers wear read trousers while the Christian dancers show up in blue. Originated from Leyte Province. the paseo and the escaramusa. the holy cross * Dance : Maglalatik Originally performed in Binan. backs. Batangas. this dance is also shown to pay tribute to the town’s patron saint. This version is originally a ritual dance of the natives of Bauan. All dancers are male. which is shown during fiestas as a ceremonial worship dance to the town’s icon. which means broken.The Jungle powered by CEBU'S FESTIVAL DANCES . Laguna as a mock-war dance that demonstrates a fight between the Moros and the Christians over the prized latik or coconut meat during the Spanish rule. San Isidro Labrador.* Dance : Tinkling Tinnikling is considered the national folkdance with a pair of dancers hopping between two bamboo poles held just above the ground and struck together in time to music. with harnesses of coconut shells attached on their chests.the reconciliation. grass stems or over bamboo traps set by farmers. Hence. * Dance : Subli The term “subli” is from two tagalog words “subsub” meaning falling on head and “bali”.

it has gathered would wide attention. It praises the Santo Nino. and different versions of the dance. Held in Cebu City. Every region and most provinces has a representative dance group at each years Sinulog. also know as the " Christ ".Sinulog Festival Dance of Cebu Famous Sinulog Festival Dance of Cebu. CEBU . This once a year event happens the 3rd Sunday of the Month of January of Each Year. It represents the pagan orgin accepatance of Christianity. head dress. Its know for its all day long street dances of each group in a parade of colorful costumes.CEBU HERTIAGE DANCE .

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