Folk dances

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Mary Grace M. Orbase BSMT- 1B
“Philippine Folk Dances”

Tinikling is a pre-Spanish dance from Leyte that involves two people beating, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles 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.

Maglalatik is an indigenous dance from Biñan, Laguna in which the dancers - all male - perform the dance by hitting one coconut shell with the other. The shells were worn by the performer, all in time to a fast drumbeat.

Itik-Itik is a mimetic folk dance in Surigao that
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Pasigin is a folk dance interpreting toil in the life of the fishermen in the river called Pasig, manifesting the native means of catching the fish.

Pangalay is is the traditional “fingernail” dance of the Tausūg people of the Sulu Archipelago that requires the dancer’s dexterity and flexibility of the shoulders, elbows, and wrists– movements that strongly resemble those of “kontaw silat,”.

Salidsid is the Kalinga courtship dance, performed by a male and female. The dance starts when each of the dancers is given a piece of cloth called ayob or allap. The male simulates a rooster trying to attract the attention of a hen while the female imitates the movements of a hen being circled by a rooster.
“Philippine Folk Dances”

Uyaoy is an Ifugao wedding festival dance accompanied by gongs and is performed by the affluent to attain the second level of the wealthy class. Wealthy people who have performed this dance are entitled to the use of gongs at their death.

Dugso is a ceremonial dance that is usually performed during important occasions like kaliga (feasts) or kaamulan (tribal gatherings) among the Manobo people in Bukidnon, Agusan and Misamis Oriental.

Sayaw sa Cuyo
Sayaw sa Cuyo is a mazurka danced by eight girls swaying small delicate handkerchiefs to accent turns and twirls. Tiny paper crowns make the dancers feel like young princesses. The dance originates from Cuyo, Palawan.

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