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Bhaskara
Let's discuss the diverse dances all over the Philippines. Post the name of the dance, the pics, the videos, and a little bit of description to help better understanding. I know that you have rich varieties of dances, from tribal, Muslim, to the Spanish influenced dances. Come on, flaunt it already! biggrin.gif
martin_nuke
Philippine Dance with Muslim Influence
Notice the Music its like the Gamelan of Indonesia. I have studied and practiced Indonesian Music with Prof. Suhartu here in the Philippines.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ay3RdV-kvOQ

Philippine Dance with Spanish/Mexican Influence
Music is similar to the Flamenco of Andalucia and the Bandurria is used instead of the Guitar.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=a-9SU3OXAw0

Philippine Tribal Dance
Music is also similar to Indonesian Gamelan but with a Tribal beat.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tT78R7nzEL0
Bhaskara
Wow, you studied gamelan? Nice! I wish I could learn things about our neighbors in my city icon_sad.gif

- Kappa Malong-malong: I've actually watched another dance from Bayanihan, the Singkil dance:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=8R_EWyqu_ck
I can tell you that there are similarities in the music and the props they used with our northern sisters and brothers in Kalimantan (Borneo) and Sulawesi. The funny thing is, our northern sisters and brothers are usually Christians while these dances are from Muslim communities in the Philippines biggrin.gif

-Panderetas: It's like being transported to the old world. The graceful swings and the sweeping gowns, there's something so Spanish about it. We have similar kind of music played in the eastern part of Indonesia, but the dancers are still wearing indigenous clothings (with a bit of colonial influence).

-Gangsa: I was somehow annoyed by the fact the camera wasn't focusing at the dance, instead at the instrument players. But I do love the costume ( shouldn't the ladies be barechested though? biggrin.gif )
flipcombatmedic
^i hate it when people use "muslim" to define those kind of dances. there's nothing muslim about it (except those people follow that religion), in fact those dances have indian origins including hand/finger movements

here's a lumad (specifically bagobo) dance (i also hate the term 'tribal' because it groups various lowland and upland, luzon, visayan and mindanaoan tribes into one). they are using the agung, shot 1960's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dZRWm0UfZ8...feature=related


Bhaskara
QUOTE(flipcombatmedic @ Apr 3 2008, 09:33 AM) [snapback]3611787[/snapback]
^i hate it when people use "muslim" to define those kind of dances. there's nothing muslim about it (except those people follow that religion), in fact those dances have indian origins including hand/finger movements

here's a lumad (specifically bagobo) dance (i also hate the term 'tribal' because it groups various lowland and upland, luzon, visayan and mindanaoan tribes into one). they are using the agung, shot 1960's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dZRWm0UfZ8...feature=related

Agreed. There should be Christian dances, Buddhist dances, Scientology dances, etc then biggrin.gif Anyway, I don't think "Muslim" dance even exist, as I think dancing and music is not recommended in Islam ( sort of, I'm not sure, gotta ask my Muslim friends )

The video is really wonderful, flippy. Really simple, but very honest. Heartfelt from the start. Thank you for sharing!
martin_nuke
Aren't the belly dancers Muslim?
Bhaskara
I bet you know about the restrictions of showing body parts in Islam right? From what I read, the belly dance known to us nowadays is tailored to fit the westerners' imagination, because in reality watching a fully-clothed woman shaking her booty (like the original belly dance was) won't attract many people. Besides, there's nothing Islamic about that dance, it's just a secular dance, in tradition of femininity icon_smile.gif
Ralf
Lovely vid flip.... hypnotic Bagobo Agung ensemble.
*promo
QUOTE(Ralf @ Apr 3 2008, 01:47 AM) [snapback]3612296[/snapback]
Lovely vid flip.... hypnotic Bagobo Agung ensemble.



fu-king cracker... thumbsdown.gif thumbsdown.gif
santoloco
QUOTE(*promo @ Apr 3 2008, 12:02 PM) [snapback]3612820[/snapback]
fu-king cracker... thumbsdown.gif thumbsdown.gif


hes referring to flipcombatmedic b..... icon_confused.gif
flipcombatmedic
QUOTE(*promo @ Apr 3 2008, 01:02 PM) [snapback]3612820[/snapback]
fu-king cracker... thumbsdown.gif thumbsdown.gif

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
take it easy dude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFSWZYS2t_o...feature=related

here's singkil a popular mindanaoan dance from lanao (maguindanao and maranao peoples)
*promo
QUOTE(*promo @ Apr 3 2008, 10:02 AM) [snapback]3612820[/snapback]
fu-king cracker... thumbsdown.gif thumbsdown.gif


temp ban me 5 days..... icon_redface.gif
Bhaskara
QUOTE(flipcombatmedic @ Apr 4 2008, 12:34 AM) [snapback]3612850[/snapback]
laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
take it easy dude.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFSWZYS2t_o...feature=related

here's singkil a popular mindanaoan dance from lanao (maguindanao and maranao peoples)

I've actually watched this version before, I really love how they interpret the traditional dance with a modern touch biggthumpup.gif I love the more traditional version too, of course. Singkil is definitely my favorite Filipino dance at the moment love2.gif
Narra
Tinikling



visayan dance

(kultura version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_i1M_iz5HY

(kaba version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB_a94a9nDc

quick,graceful,jolly,upbeat,musical,energetic, playful...


Tinikling involves two people hitting bamboo poles, using the beat tap, tap, and slide, on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance. It originated in Leyte among the Visayan islands in central Philippines as an imitation of the tikling bird dodging bamboo traps set by rice farmers. The bamboo is also used as a percussive instrument as it is banged against the ground (or a piece of wood to make it easier to hold) and each other in a pattern. when the bamboo closes it has to be hard enough to make a sound and the dancers must be quick enough to not get their foot(or feet) caught. As the dance continues the banging of the bamboo becomes faster and harder , the sound of clashing bamboo thrills the crowd and the quickness of feet demonstrated by the dancers awes them.

In the United States, tinikling is taught as part of physical education class in many elementary schools. It is a form of aerobic exercise that also improves spatial awareness, rhythm, foot and leg speed, agility, and coordination.


Singkil



mindanao dance

(kultura version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32F0huUuYUo

(likha version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP8J5jxuo7A

(bayanihan version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R_EWyqu_ck

majestic, mystical, elegant, colorful ,dramatic...

dance takes its name from the bells worn on the ankles of the Muslim princess. Perhaps one of the oldest of truly Filipino dances, the Singkil recounts the epic legend of the "Darangan" of the Maranao people of Mindanao. This epic, written sometime in the 14th century, tells the fateful story of Princess Gandingan, who was caught in the middle of a forest during an earthquake caused by the diwatas, or fairies or nymph of the forest.
The rhythmic clapping of criss-crossed bamboo poles represent the trees that were falling, which she gracefully avoids. Her slave loyally accompanies her throughout her ordeal. Finally, she is saved by the prince. 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. The dancers weave expertly through criss-crossed bamboos.

When performed by ladies of the royalty of Lanao, the dancer is usually accompanied by a waiting lady, who holds a beautifully decorated umbrella over the Princess' head wherever she goes. Royal princesses to this day in the Sulu Archipelago are required to learn this most difficult and noble dance.

Bhaskara
QUOTE(Narra @ Apr 5 2008, 11:00 AM) [snapback]3615731[/snapback]
Tinikling



visayan dance

(kultura version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_i1M_iz5HY

(kaba version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB_a94a9nDc

quick,graceful,jolly,upbeat,musical,energetic, playful...
Tinikling involves two people hitting bamboo poles, using the beat tap, tap, and slide, on the ground and against each other in coordination with one or more dancers who step over and in between the poles in a dance. It originated in Leyte among the Visayan islands in central Philippines as an imitation of the tikling bird dodging bamboo traps set by rice farmers. The bamboo is also used as a percussive instrument as it is banged against the ground (or a piece of wood to make it easier to hold) and each other in a pattern. when the bamboo closes it has to be hard enough to make a sound and the dancers must be quick enough to not get their foot(or feet) caught. As the dance continues the banging of the bamboo becomes faster and harder , the sound of clashing bamboo thrills the crowd and the quickness of feet demonstrated by the dancers awes them.

In the United States, tinikling is taught as part of physical education class in many elementary schools. It is a form of aerobic exercise that also improves spatial awareness, rhythm, foot and leg speed, agility, and coordination.
Singkil



mindanao dance

(kultura version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32F0huUuYUo

(likha version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP8J5jxuo7A

(bayanihan version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R_EWyqu_ck

majestic, mystical, elegant, colorful ,dramatic...

dance takes its name from the bells worn on the ankles of the Muslim princess. Perhaps one of the oldest of truly Filipino dances, the Singkil recounts the epic legend of the "Darangan" of the Maranao people of Mindanao. This epic, written sometime in the 14th century, tells the fateful story of Princess Gandingan, who was caught in the middle of a forest during an earthquake caused by the diwatas, or fairies or nymph of the forest.
The rhythmic clapping of criss-crossed bamboo poles represent the trees that were falling, which she gracefully avoids. Her slave loyally accompanies her throughout her ordeal. Finally, she is saved by the prince. 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. The dancers weave expertly through criss-crossed bamboos.

When performed by ladies of the royalty of Lanao, the dancer is usually accompanied by a waiting lady, who holds a beautifully decorated umbrella over the Princess' head wherever she goes. Royal princesses to this day in the Sulu Archipelago are required to learn this most difficult and noble dance.

The Kaba's version of Tinikling is very creative, but I like the Kultura's version too. What I like about both versions is that the dancers look like they're having a great time! biggthumpup.gif Hehehe, funny that even though you can find this kind of bamboo pole dance all over Southeast Asia, only the Filipinos able to make it seems (and sounds) like something Western, Latin America to be exact biggrin.gif
Narra
differences & similarities of Spanish (Europe) & Filipino (Asia) Dances


Jota de Manila (philippines)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ay_nhrSFHA


La Jota Manileņa - It is a dance named after the capital city of the Philippines, Manila, where an adaptation of Castilian Jota afloats with the clacking of bamboo castanets played by the dancers themselves. The costume and the graceful movements of the performers noticeably inspired by Spanish Culture.


Jota de Inazares (spain)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRTPGrOd_b4



Philippines Pastores
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D_4FjYC6NY

(Talisay, Camarines Norte) Pastores, meaning shepherd in Spanish, refers to the biblical shepherds who visited the manger the very first Christmas. During Christmas season in the Bicol regions, groups of people perform the Pastores; a song and dance spectacle celebrating the birth of Jesus. The town of Talisay featuers a version of the Pastores heavily influenced by Mexican traditions introduced to the islands via the Manila-Acapulco galleons.


Mexican Jarabe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtDNYqGNK3A
*promo
QUOTE(Bhaskara @ Apr 5 2008, 12:28 AM) [snapback]3615985[/snapback]
The Kaba's version of Tinikling is very creative, but I like the Kultura's version too. What I like about both versions is that the dancers look like they're having a great time! biggthumpup.gif Hehehe, funny that even though you can find this kind of bamboo pole dance all over Southeast Asia, only the Filipinos able to make it seems (and sounds) like something Western, Latin America to be exact biggrin.gif



well Tinikling the bamboo dance was reborn in the the rice plantation in the colonial era.

i too, like Singkil ever since i saw it was awesome and i never get tried of it or showing others too. love2.gif
Torete_ako_sa_yo
I like these Filipino kids in the U.S. Campuses, they blend in modern dances with traditional ones to create lively performances
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqiGyJmK2I0

This is prolly fave of our dances.
Pandanggo sa Ilaw biggthumpup.gif

carinosa - national dance

Philippine dance continues to evolve, Sinulog
Sinulog promotional video biggthumpup.gif
Sinulog champs 2005 biggthumpup.gif

Ati-atihan

Philippine All-Stars winning the HipHop international 2006 in Torino
Some girl's debut, its pretty cool







Bhaskara
What is the meaning of "National Dance"? Does it mean that whenever there are official banquets you guys would have this dance?
I really admire the spirit to keep the traditional dances evolved. To make our heritages more interesting and not to be forgotten by newer generations, we need to make it more up to date with the current trend, and I think the Philippines is doing a good job in doing so
Torete_ako_sa_yo
QUOTE(Bhaskara @ Apr 6 2008, 09:42 PM) [snapback]3619449[/snapback]
What is the meaning of "National Dance"? Does it mean that whenever there are official banquets you guys would have this dance?
I really admire the spirit to keep the traditional dances evolved. To make our heritages more interesting and not to be forgotten by newer generations, we need to make it more up to date with the current trend, and I think the Philippines is doing a good job in doing so

Most Filipinos believe that Tinikling, the bamboo dance, is the National Dance of the Philippines. I personally think it should be. I only knew from this forum that Carinosa is the National Philippine dance. Dancing is important, heritage is important, getting everyone in the community to participate is important, celebrating life is important. I think we Filipinos understand this.
martin_nuke
Maglalatik - The Philippine Coconut Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9KKqZDWYb4

Itik Itik - Philippine Duck Dance
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jo3DAQxGjBo&feature=related
Narra
Cariņosa




Cariņosa in Barot Saya
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1V_b6CPNLA

Cariņosa in Maria Clara
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg_LxU5ZBcA

This romantic and popular dance was a favorite all over the country of the Philippines. The word Carinosa which is pronounced as "karinyosa" means showing love and affection. This dance is interesting and enjoyable, because of the way the dancers perform it. This Carinosa dance is performed with a fan or handkerchief. This dance involves romantic steps like showing and expressing feelings and some flirting acts together with your partner. This makes every Filipino, especially the young people, get more interested in their culture. This dance is really good, especially if the dancers performed it very well. Carinosa has a lot of different versions. If you are a creative person, you could make another version of this dance. Today, some Filipinos consider this as the Philippine national dance next to Tinikling.

this dance reminds me of Chile National Dance : Cueca

couple
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ulsSNC69UA

group
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWC69PT-KrQ

info: http://www.donporter.net/Chile2005/Cueca/index.htm
Narra
Philippines Cultural Dance

Northern Luzon



Cordillera Dance - Banga
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4IxIRq-x7I



Igorot Dance- Gangsa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPXqXX0Y3sM

Kalinga Dance - Ragragsakan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgHpqoPSYZw



Mindanao



T'boli Dance - Karasaguyon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMW6ySCiHro

"Karasaguyon" of the T'boli portrays a polygamous male in the process of picking his next wife from among four sisters vying for his attention. The jingling of beads and brass bells around their waists and ankles provide musical accompaniment.




Maranao Dance - Kinakulangan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMBsjbEHruw

The royal walk or "kini-kini" of the Maranao women is illustrated in the Kinakulangan dance. Male attendants follow the ladies as they gracefully manipulate mosala, or scarves, displaying their elite social upbringing.




Tausug Dance - Pangalay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVSMR_mPYKE

Pangalay is a popular festival dance in Sulu. It is performed in wedding celebrations and at big social affairs. Wedding celebrations among the rich families in Sulu are lavishly observed. They may last for several days or even weeks depending on the financial status and agreement of both families. Well known dancers perform the dance while others feast. Expert dancers use janggay, extended metal finger nails made of gold or silver.




Yakan Dance - Paunjalay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxax0YEq82c

A pre-nuptial dance of the Yakan tribe of Basilan performed by the bride and groom prior to their wedding ceremony in the langal or church. Both of their faces are dotted with white paint, to hide their identity from evil spirits.


Maguindanao Dance - Sagayan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCUTrlXnO5s

Performed by very fierce warriors carrying a shield elaborately painted with curlicues, rounds, twirls and mirrors which are attached with shell noisemakers. In their other hand, they carry a double-bladed sword (kampilan) of metal or wood. Sagayan dancers are dressed in three tiered skirts, brightly colored topper and headgear embellished with all the imaginable colors of twine trimmings formed into flowers, balls, sunbursts etc. Long, yellow playful tassels almost hiding the face surround the headgear.

The dance involves leaping, turning, jumping, kicking and the rolling movements of a warrior ready to defend his master in battle. Kamanyang fumes inhaled by the sagayan moves him to perform in a magic-like trance. On most occasions, this dance is performed before any celebration or gathering to drive away evil spirits (tunong) and to welcome good fortunes or omen.




Higanon Dance - Dugso
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UGMsNy4Qwk

As a sacrifice dance rite, the dugso overlaps as a thanksgiving of a good harvest, healing of the sick, and the overall well-being of the community. As a supplication of the divine deities, it also dispels malevolent spirits while assuring sustenance, victory in battle, and the blessing of a newly opened field. The close association with the pagpagayok bird is representative of the colorful headdress and the bells around the ankle is regarded as the best music to the ears of the spirits.
Narra
Subli: A dance performed on the day of the festival which devotes for the crucifix of Bauan, Batangas.
Boys clap with bamboo castanets and run around and leap, while girls dance gracefully with hats.



Subli
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbnfa8i3a_U

similar to

Mexican Hat Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRYjP3lkyTI
Bhaskara
Wow, Narra! Thank you for the pics, videos, and most of all the explanations. It's really great to know the stories behind all of these dances beerchug.gif
Torete_ako_sa_yo
I bet Narra is good at project making and visual aids.
Bhaskara
QUOTE(martin_nuke @ Apr 7 2008, 11:33 AM) [snapback]3619844[/snapback]
Maglalatik - The Philippine Coconut Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9KKqZDWYb4

Itik Itik - Philippine Duck Dance
http://youtube.com/watch?v=jo3DAQxGjBo&feature=related

"Itik" means "duck" in our language too beerchug.gif
ToTiKaG
do you guys have the papaya too!

this one is called the papaya dance embarassedlaugh.gif he he he

basta pinoy sikat
Bhaskara
QUOTE(ToTiKaG @ Apr 12 2008, 06:04 AM) [snapback]3630719[/snapback]
do you guys have the papaya too!

this one is called the papaya dance embarassedlaugh.gif he he he

basta pinoy sikat

I don't think we have a "papaya dance", but certainly have and love papaya! biggrin.gif
I don't think that dance is very traditional though... is it?
speedyg0nzalez2
QUOTE(Torete_ako_sa_yo @ Apr 9 2008, 11:32 AM) [snapback]3624288[/snapback]
I bet Narra is good at project making and visual aids.


yep

bet he can do a project in 10 minutes...
he's good in researching

yay
ToTiKaG
QUOTE(Bhaskara @ Apr 11 2008, 06:47 PM) [snapback]3631006[/snapback]
I don't think we have a "papaya dance", but certainly have and love papaya! biggrin.gif
I don't think that dance is very traditional though... is it?

No its not. its just a fad made up by one of our game host in the Phils.

Maglangka
(Jolo, Sulu) Literally meaning "to dance," the maglangka is used to mold the adolescent girls into ladies of good breeding and accomplished dancing skills. The girls are strictly taught to gracefully execute movements imitating birds in flight, fish swimming in the sea, or branches swaying in the air while remaining in the confines of a square cloth. these movements require intense concentration and innate style as the ladies express emotions and entertain guests

Man-Manok
(Vigan, Ilocos Sur) The Man-Manok is a dance that mimics fowls. Tribal blankets that represent the colorful plumage of wild cocks are shown off by the warriors who intend on winning the attention of the maiden hen.

Takiling
(Lubuagan, Kalingga) The homecoming of triumphant headhunters after a successful kayaw of headtaking, done to avenge the death or evil done to a family member or relative, is celebrated with the playing of special gongs called gangsa. The minger or successful warriors are honored by their female relatives with gift of feather of lawi, beads or bongon and colorful g-string s called ba-ag. Victory songs are sung by the by the villagers while the minger dance with closed fists while the bodan or the unsuccessful members of the headhunting group are demoted to playing the gangsas.

Lang-ay
"Lang-Ay Festival'' in celebration of Mountain Province Day on April 7. The weeklong festival starts on April 1 and culminates on April 7.
Bhaskara
QUOTE(ToTiKaG @ Apr 12 2008, 10:43 PM) [snapback]3632061[/snapback]
No its not. its just a fad made up by one of our game host in the Phils.

Maglangka
(Jolo, Sulu) Literally meaning "to dance," the maglangka is used to mold the adolescent girls into ladies of good breeding and accomplished dancing skills. The girls are strictly taught to gracefully execute movements imitating birds in flight, fish swimming in the sea, or branches swaying in the air while remaining in the confines of a square cloth. these movements require intense concentration and innate style as the ladies express emotions and entertain guests

Man-Manok
(Vigan, Ilocos Sur) The Man-Manok is a dance that mimics fowls. Tribal blankets that represent the colorful plumage of wild cocks are shown off by the warriors who intend on winning the attention of the maiden hen.

Takiling
(Lubuagan, Kalingga) The homecoming of triumphant headhunters after a successful kayaw of headtaking, done to avenge the death or evil done to a family member or relative, is celebrated with the playing of special gongs called gangsa. The minger or successful warriors are honored by their female relatives with gift of feather of lawi, beads or bongon and colorful g-string s called ba-ag. Victory songs are sung by the by the villagers while the minger dance with closed fists while the bodan or the unsuccessful members of the headhunting group are demoted to playing the gangsas.

Lang-ay
"Lang-Ay Festival'' in celebration of Mountain Province Day on April 7. The weeklong festival starts on April 1 and culminates on April 7.

I couldn't resist to comment that "Manok" is very similar to Javanese "Manuk" (fowl), and I think it's the same with some Dayak dialects too. It's different with Bahasa Indonesia and Malay, where chicken would be "ayam" and bird is "burung".
Narra
ehemmm icon_redface.gif well anyway here is (my list) Philippines Most Complicated Dances



http://youtube.com/watch?v=o9QvKS-EncQ

1. Sayaw sa Bangko a dance showing off dancing skills and good balance on top of narrow benches




http://youtube.com/watch?v=oA0hqg4-Jp0

2. Binasuan This colorful and lively dance from Bayambang in the Pangasinan province shows off the balancing skills of the dancers. The glasses that the dancers gracefully, yet carefully, maneuver are half-filled with rice wine gracefully who whirl and roll on the floor.

3. Pangalay (new version)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4KD-12b-ig

4. Banga

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4IxIRq-x7I

5. Tinikling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZB_a94a9nDc

6. Singkil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32F0huUuYUo
Bhaskara
Woow, thanks, Narra! I'm having such a good time watching the dances!
"Bangko" is from "Banco", right? We have the same loanword as well, but it's "Bangku" for us icon_wink.gif
Narra
Spain introduced not only their multi diverse Culture (Moor,Latin) but also cultures from Europe & Latin America (mostly from from Mexico w/ influence of African, AmerIndian)Filipino Dances that took on the tempo and temper of the European forms...

English Lancers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwg38CJFARU

Lanceros de Tayabas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksUzwrERJbQ

(Tabayas, Quezon) Lanceros takes its name from the chivalrous knights and lanciers of King Arthur's fame. Taking off from the tournament grounds, the lanciers was reinterpreted into a form of dance performed in great ballrooms of majestic palaces where noble gentlemen crossed lines with graceful ladies. In Tayabas, the dance came to be known as Lanceros de Tayabas, noted as a divertissement for the comedia stage-play.

Polish Mazurka
http://youtube.com/watch?v=fcNb6DpRBco

Mazurka Boholana
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7tfSsDKG2L8

popular in Bohol and other provinces, the mazurka is one of the traditional ballroom dances introduced in the Philippines by early European settlersand by Filipinos who came from abroad.

Czech Polka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9mTh4mJ93o

Polkabal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_bhY3Z-Fyc

A dance influenced by two distinct European styles: polka and valse.

French Rigaudon
http://youtube.com/watch?v=rrvYXkqK0pI


Rigodon Sanghiyas
http://youtube.com/watch?v=iHHIj7rezgE

This elegant dance was brought to the Philippines by the Filipinos who returned from their travels abroad during the Spanish era. This dance takes its name from its opening performances at formal affairs such as the President's Inaugural Ball. Members of government, including the President and First Lady, diplomatic corps, and other state officials usually participate in the Rigodon.

Czech Schottische
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyIBQjq0f_8

Chotis
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spXbIOLKtPQ

This Chotis is a dance for young girls. The hat used here is like an implement of flirtation or probably showing off.Chotis (or "Shotis") was one of the ballroom dances introduced by early European settlers. This dance, been adapted by and is characterized by a brush-step-hop movement.

Austrian Waltz
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ar0_L-NFDUQ

Valse Vieja
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZkLuADej7ko

Valse Vieja, performed during stately gatherings and fiestas by the upper class of old Pangasinan may still be the waltziest of all Pangasinan dances. The European waltz is interpreted with the "kewet," a hand movement particular to the province of Pangasinan.

speedygOnzalez
[quote name='Narra' date='Apr 17 2008, 06:31 AM' post='3643384']
Spain introduced not only their multi diverse Culture (Moor,Latin) but also cultures from Europe & Latin America (African, American Indian)Filipino Dances that took on the tempo and temper of the European forms...




lol
we do that dance every family reunions
im such a horrible dancer
hahahha


my sister is 3000x better than me in dancing..
yay
:P
Narra
bit chinese...

Sakuting Dance

version 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVuqLyoBUy8

version 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2izn1HQNMkQ

Sakuting version 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYYxHBKN674
Narra


Philippines Folkloric Dancers
Bhaskara
QUOTE(Narra @ Apr 17 2008, 10:11 PM) [snapback]3643608[/snapback]

I don't understand, where's the Chinese influence in this dance? Could you explain to me pls?
martin_nuke
The Music is Chinese but it looks more like a Kali/Arnis Dance.
Narra
QUOTE(Bhaskara @ Apr 20 2008, 09:19 PM) [snapback]3651446[/snapback]
I don't understand, where's the Chinese influence in this dance? Could you explain to me pls?


yep the music kinda chinese... it is a filipino martial art dance, the two bamboo kinda represent the chopstick ...

here is another filipino combat dance

Langka Silat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzRJIjx93Ss
Bhaskara
@martin: Thank you for the videos! It's nice to see a different side of the Philippines biggthumpup.gif

@Narra: Not exactly what I have in mind when hearing the word "silat", but it's interesting to watch. I could do without the giggling audience, though...
Narra
Philippine Martial Dance

Northern Luzon

Idaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtsnUmEeOUw

headhunting expedition of the Kalinga performed in a ritual called Idaw.

Pattong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMP1ODElO90

The Bontocs' Pattong exhibits a mock combat dance where performers brandish head axes and spears together with the clashing of shields.

Central Philippines

Sabong
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qubXWH7z6VM

Choreographed fighting also inspired the Filipinos to develop a dance called Sabong where dancers imitate the movement of the fighting roosters.


Mindanao

Langka-Silat (new version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXFjVH32CR4

The semblance between and among these martial dances is closely compared to other Asian martial arts movements related to the Chinese Taichi and Kung-fu. In fact, the Langka-Silat is similar to an ancient Sumatran martial art called bersilat of the Malakan Sultanate.

Burong Talo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dc24uI47fQ

Burong Talo, which is an imitative dance of the fight between the cat and the eagle in flight.
Narra
Dances of Central Philippines

Panay Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fUMC_Wi29w

The most sophisticated courtship and flirtation dance of the Spanish Era. This dance portrays the men competing against each other in order to win the heart of a young lady.


Negros Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D699wa_okQ

Polka Biana or "Polka dedicated to Biana" was a dance dedicated to a Zamboanguita lady named Biana who was fat lady. Ironically, the Polka Biana does not present heavy or big steps that may fit the fat lady but the insertion of waltzes after two signatures have been incorporated to cater to the size and stamina of Biana, considering that she cannot sustain a continuous dance of polka.


Cebu Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LeedRZ963Q

Bohol Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tfSsDKG2L8

popular in Bohol and other provinces, the mazurka is one of the traditional ballroom dances introduced in the Philippines by early European settlersand by Filipinos who came from abroad.


Leyte Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjU1QDKetiQ

Tiklos (also called "pintakasi") is the Waray equivalent to the "bayanihan". Groups of people work for somebody without hoping for anything in return. They work odd jobs like clearing forests, digging the earth for wells, moving a nipa hut to a new location or even building a house! In all these for free. Of course grateful benefactors would offer drinks and food; but it is not always expected. During breaks these people dance the tiklos accompanied by the subing (plawta), gimbal and tambora drums or when available, the "sista". The Tiklos music is also played to call them back to work.


Samar Island
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T94xeshH16g

mangadiri
Hey You guys should check out these dances on you tube:

Pangalay
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AVSMR_mPYKE
http://youtube.com/watch?v=H4KD-12b-ig

Maglangka
http://youtube.com/watch?v=hOUn-Wq-icA


Janggay

Mangalay
http://youtube.com/watch?v=cCH8NMstpzc

Vinta

filipino water dance

lumba- http://youtube.com/watch?v=mLIwcplb5C4

Dragon dance (unta sagayan)- http://youtube.com/watch?v=4ZGQOy5atgU&feature=related
Graham_Cracker07
Here's a Manobo dance from Mindanao. It's pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shD_-JygC6g

They kinda remind me of South Americans
speedygOnzalez
LINKS TO THE COMPLETE LIST OF THE FILIPINO DANCES



SPANISH INFLUENCED DANCES:

http://www.dancephilippines.org/maria.html

MINDANAO DANCES:


http://www.dancephilippines.org/moro.html


FOLK DANCES:


http://www.dancephilippines.org/barrio.html



INDIGENEOUS CORDILLERAN DANCES:


http://www.dancephilippines.org/igorot.html
speedygOnzalez
all the FAMILIRA FILIPINO DANCES:

http://www.kalilayan.com/dances.php
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